AFC - Four goals in a 6-2 quarter-final win over Korea Republic in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup shot Islamic Republic of Iran legend Ali Daei to the attention of German side Arminia Bielefeld, who made a double swoop for the forward and countryman Karim Bagheri.

Ramin Rezaeian on Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Radar

Tasnim - Iranian international winger Ramin Rezaeian has been linked with a move to Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Four Iranians get four-year ban for doping violation

Tehran Times - Iran National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) has confirmed that four sportsmen have been suspended from all sport for four years following the anti-doping rule violation.

Soroush Rafiei Officially Joins Qatar's Al-Khor

Tasnim - Free agent Soroush Rafiei has joined Qatari football club Al-Khor on Saturday.

Haji Safi reaches agreement with Panionios

Tehran Times - Sepahan midfielder Ehsan Haji Safi has reportedly reached an agreement with Greek football club FC Panionios.

Hamid Estili candidate for Naft Tehran job

Tehran Times - Ex-Iran midfielder Hamid Estili has been nominated to take charge of Naft Tehran.

Pejman Montazeri Joins Esteghlal

Tasnim - Iranian football club Esteghlal has completed the signing of Pejman Montazeri.

Iran Jumps to 55th at FIFA Women’s World Ranking

Tasnim - Iran moved up to the 55th place at the latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking released on Friday.

Sergei Rebrov Appointed as Coach of Persepolis’s Rival Al-Ahli

Tasnim – Renowned former Ukraine international Sergei Rebrov has been appointed head coach of AFC Champions League quarter-finalist Al-Ahli.

Queiroz, from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

AFP - Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson’s formidable number two at Manchester United, but he has now carved out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup.

Russian Football Union mulls holding Russia-Iran match

TASS - Russia’s Football Union (RFU) is considering holding a friendly match between the Russian and Iranian national squads, Deputy Prime Minister and RFU President Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday.


AFC - The FIFA World Cup France 1998 is remembered for many things: Zinedine Zidane cementing his place amongst the all-time greats, Ronaldo’s pre-final meltdown and David Beckham’s dismissal against Argentina that was followed by scathing criticism in his homeland.

Faghani to Officiate Germany-Chile in Confederations Cup

Tasnim - Alireza Faghani from Iran has been chosen as referee of Group B match between Germany and Chile in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.