Shojaei: My country is my priority

Middleeastonline - One of two Iranian footballers threatened with a lifetime ban after playing against an Israeli club broke his silence on Friday, saying he had no intention of causing offence.


AFC - Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis meet Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia in a highly-anticipated 2017 AFC Champions League quarter-final clash on Tuesday in Oman.

Saipa Stuns Esteghlal at Iran Professional League [VIDEO]

Tasnim - Saipa football team defeated Esteghlal 1-0 in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday night.

60,000 fans expected to watch World Cup qualifier against Iran

Donga - The Korea Football Association (KFA) said it will fill the Seoul World Cup Stadium with spectators to cheer for the Korean national team, which will play against Iran in the upcoming World Cup qualifying match on August 31.

Russian football chief rules out Moscow as venue for Russia-Iran friendly match

TASS - between the Russian and Iranian national teams and two other options are under negotiations at the moment, Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), told TASS on Thursday.


AFC - Persepolis’ status as one of the best-supported teams in Asia has never been in question, but it remains a surprise a club of the size and stature of the Islamic Republic of Iran giants have not made a bigger impact on the continental scene.

Taremi among AFC Champions League Quarterfinals Danger Men [VIDEO]

Tasnim - Persepolis striker Mehdi Taremi has been named among the eight danger men in the AFC Champions League (ACL) quarterfinals.

Meysam Majidi Joins Al-Shamal of Qatar

Tasnim - Former Esteghlal defender Meysam Majidi joined Al-Shamal SC of Qatar.

Iran to FIFA: Players Not Banned for Playing against Israelis

Ifpnews - Iran Football Federation, in a letter to FIFA, has stressed that the two players who appeared in a football match against an Israeli team have not been dropped from the Iranian national football team.

Esteghlal Edges Past Tractor Sazi [VIDEO]

Tasnim - Esteghlal football team defeated Tractor Sazi of Tabriz 1-0 in Iran Professional League (IPL) Week 3 on Friday.

FIFA asks Iran to explain dropping players who faced Israeli team

Reuters - Iran's Football Federation last week strongly condemned the participation of two players, but prominent football players and many ordinary Iranians have backed the two on social media, saying they had no choice but to take part in the game.

Iran prodigy Sharifi hotly anticipating Goa return

FIFA - Figures tend to play an important role in football, but for Mohammad Sharifi, one number stands out above all the rest: 16. That is the number that brought him a significant amount of luck in 2016, which ended up being an exceptional year for the young Iranian.

FIFA moves UAE vs Iraq match from Iran to Jordan

middleeastmonitor - Iraq’s World Cup qualifier against the United Arab Emirates next month has been moved to the Jordanian capital Amman from Tehran, Iran, an Iraq Football Association (IFA) spokesman told Reuters yesterday.