Branko Ivankovic extends contract with Persepolis

Tehran Times - Branko Ivankovic has extended his contract with Persepolis football team until 2021.

Orchestras to get Team Melli primed for 2018 World Cup

Tehran Times - The Tehran Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra will organize several performances in honor of Iran’s national football team, known as Team Melli, in order to energize Iranian players before departing for Moscow to attend the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. 

Ansarifard Leading Scorer in Greece Superleague


Financial Tribune - Netting a goal for Olympiacos in the 16th week of Superleague Greece, legionnaire footballer Karim Ansarifard is now first in the top scorers table.

No Hope for FIFA World Cup Group Tours


Financial Tribune - Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization had announced plans to organize tours to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but the recent decisions of FIFA and the Russian government have thwarted them.

Persian Beach Soccer Cup to Be Held in Late January


Tasnim - The second edition of the Persian Beach Soccer Cup will be held in Bushehr, southern Iran, from Jan. 27 to 29.

Iran legendary footballer Ali Parvin released from hospital


Tehran Times - Ex-Iran national football team and Persepolis midfielder Ali Parvin has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Branko Ivankovic Moves Up at World Rankings


Tasnim - Persepolis football team coach Branko Ivankovic has moved up one place in the latest Club World Ranking.

Mehdi Taremi joins Al Gharafa of Qatar

Tehran Times - Iran national football team and Persepolis striker Mehdi Taremi joined Al Gharafa of Qatar.

Junior futsal team likely to face Thailand, Brazil in friendly before Olympics

MNA - Iran national Junior futsal team will probably hold friendly matches against Thailand and Brazil in preparation for Junior Olympics games.

Iran’s Esteghlal Selects Turkmenistan to Host Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia


Tasnim - Iranian football club Esteghlal has selected Turkmenistan as the neutral venue to host the match against Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Group Stage.

Blind footballer Zadaliasghari threatens to quit Iran duty

Tehran Times - Iranian blind footballer Behzad Zadaliasghari is ready to stand down from representing his country due to lack of respect of the sport officials.

Olympiakos beats Larissa 3-0, leads by 1 point in Greece [VIDEO]

AP - Defending champion Olympiakos enjoyed a strong second half to beat host Larissa 3-0 Sunday in the Greek league.

Alireza Faghani to Officiate in ACL Group Stage in S. Korea


Tasnim - Iranian international referee Alireza Faghani has been chosen to officiate a match in Group E of the AFC Champions League.