UEFA - With 1.6 million followers on Instagram, Sardar Azmoun has not quite reached Zlatan Ibrahimović's level (23 million followers), but Rostov's Iranian striker is already a massive name in his home country, and at 22, could well become a big star the world over.
Tasnim - Brazilian defender Leandro Padovani struck in added time to give Esteghlal a 2-1 victory against Saipa football team in the 24th week of Iran Professional League in front of more than 5,000 fans at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Wednesday.
AFC - Islamic Republic of Iran’s 5-2 win over Bahrain and Japan finishing as the best second-placed side in the AFC Beach Soccer Championship Malaysia 2017 Group Stage completed the lineup for the semi-finals which will take place in Kuala Terengganu on Friday.
AFC - Group A winners’ ticket to the 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship semi-finals will now be contested between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Bahrain after the Iranians whipped China PR 10-0 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia on Tuesday.
Tehran Times - Persepolis football team took another step towards the title as they defeated Naft Tehran 2-0 in the 23rd Week of Iran Professional League in front of more than 17,000 fans at Tehran’s Takhti Stadium on Sunday.