tasnimnews – Sydney, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dismissed Iran’s appeal questioning the Iraqi Alaa Abdul Zahra’s eligibility to represent his team during clash against Team Melli (the Iranian national football team). The protest claims Alaa Abdul-Zahra should have been suspended after submitting a positive doping test while playing for...
Persianfootball.com – SYDNEY, Iran’s football federation general secretary Mohammad Nabi confirmed Iran’s appeal over the usage of ineligible Alaa Abdul-Zahra has been rejected by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Iraq had eliminated tournament favourites Iran after penalties in quarter-finals on Friday, in highly controversial game during which the previously heavily...
Mehrnews.com – TEHRAN/CANBERRA, FIFA confirmed 23-year-old Iraqi midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra had tested positive for doping. After a formal complaint filed by Iranian Football Federation over fielding an ineligible player by Iraqi team in Friday’s quarter-final game, FIFA confirmed Iraqi midfielder had tested positive for doping. 23-year-old Iraqi midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra...
SBS.com – CANBERRA, EXCLUSIVE: The AFC Asian Cup has been rocked by allegations that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in Friday’s dramatic quarter-final win over Iran. Sources have told TWG that the Iranian Football Federation has made a formal complaint to FIFA concerning the eligibility of Iraq midfielder Alaa Abdul Zahra....
Tasnim – TEHRAN, The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) will lodge an official complaint with Asian Football Confederation against Alaa Abdul-Zahra for what it said the Iraqi player has failed drug test. Iran National Anti-Doping Agency deputy Ramin Tabatabaei said on Saturday that Abdul-Zahra failed drug test when he was in...
Persianfootball.com – SYDNEY, Iran’s football federation (IFF) has issued an official protest against the result of yesterday’s Asian Cup quarter-final clash, Iranian news agency ISNA reported. The protest is targeted at the usage of 27-year-old midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra, who played 65 minutes versus Iran in the penalty shootout elimination of...
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