AFC bans Iran from hosting international matches

Radio Farda – KUALA LUMPUR, Iran’s Football (soccer) Federation has confirmed receiving an official letter from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) banning the country from hosting international soccer matches. “The Islamic Republic Football Federation (IFF) has received an official letter from the AFC that said it had decided to hold...
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FFIRI to announce Team Melli coach next week: Baharvand

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) will appoint Team Melli head coach until the next week. Heydar Baharvand, who serves as provisional president of the football federation until the General Assembly elects its president, says that they will appoint the new head coach until...
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FC Porto interested in Mehdi Taremi [Report]

Tasnim – PORTO, Portuguese football giant FC Porto has reportedly shown an interest in signing Iranian forward Mehdi Taremi. According to O Jogo, Porto is going to sign the 27-year-old striker in the January transfer window. Taremi, who joined Rio Ave in July 2019 from Qatari club Al-Gharafa on a...
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FFIRI General Assembly to be held on March 15

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) General Assembly will be held on March 15. The federation is currently heading by Heydar Baharvand. Baharvand was appointed as the federation’s acting president on Dec. 30 following Mehdi Taj’s resignation due to his heart problems. The...
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IPL: Shahr Khodro held by struggling Shahin Bushehr

Tasnim – MASHHAD, Shahr Khodro football team played out a goalless draw against rock-bottom Shahin Bushehr on Friday. The host reduced to 10 men in the 29th minute after Hossein Maleki received his second yellow card but Shahr Khodro failed to score until the end of the match. Shahr Khodro...
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I will always speak wonders about Iran: Gabriel Calderon

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Ex-Persepolis coach Gabriel Calderon has spoken about his time at the Iranian club and insisted that the international political conflicts had not affected his life in Iran although he admitted there were problems regarding financial issues between him and the club. The Argentine, who left Persepolis...
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Nebojsa Milicic Lekic joins Esteghlal coaching staff

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Nebojsa Milicic Lekic has been confirmed as assistant coach in Iranian football team Esteghlal. The 60-year-old coach started his coaching career at Bulgarian team Vereya Stara Zagora and has worked as coach at Real Madrid U-19, RM Castilla and Kairat Almaty. Lekic has also worked as head...
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Iran remains 6th in Futsal World Rankings

Tasnim – TEHRAN, The Iranian national futsal team remained in sixth place in the latest Futsal World Ranking. Iran is the best Asian team and sixth in the world with 1603 points. Brazil and Spain are first and second with 1839 and 1787 points, respectively. Russia remains third with 1654...
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Estili issues apology after AFC U23 Championship exit

Tehran Times – SONGKHLA, Hamid Estili has apologized to the Iranian fans after his team failed to book a place at the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 quarterfinals. On Wednesday, Iran were knocked out of the competition despite a 1-0 win over China PR at Tinsulanon Stadium.   After wasting...
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