Derakhshanmehr among Players Who Could Shine at AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers

Tasnim - With the qualifying stage for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship in China set to kick off on July 15, highlighted 10 of the hottest prospects who could feature as 39 of the continent’s teams compete for 15 places at the biennial competition, which was won by Japan in 2016.

Ex-Iran Midfielder Maziar Zare Hangs Up His Boots

Tasnim - Former Persepolis and Iran national football team midfielder Maziar Zare announced his retirement from football.

Iran to issue commemorative stamp on Team Melli qualification for 2018 FIFA World Cup

PTV - The Supreme Stamp Council of Iran’s Ministry of Communication & Information Technology has agreed to a request to issue a special stamp commemorating the qualification of Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

S. Korea aim to draw more than 60,000 fans in World Cup qualifier vs. Iran

Yonhap - South Korea aim to draw more than 60,000 fans to a stadium in Seoul when they host Iran in a World Cup qualifier next month, the national football governing body said Tuesday.


AFC - Only one man in the history of football has scored more than 100 goals for his country, standing above all-time greats such as Pele and Ferenc Puskas and modern-day stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Mehdi Taremi decides to stay at Persepolis

PTV - Iranian footballer Mehdi Taremi has decided to extend his contract with the Persian Gulf Pro League club Persepolis for another season. 

Uzbekistan’s Server Djeparov Joins Esteghlal

Tasnim - Iran’s Esteghlal football team completed the signing of Uzbekistan international midfielder Server Djeparov on Monday.

Former Iran player Karimi calls for lifting of stadium ban for women

SyndiGate - Former Iran international Ali Karimi has joined current national team captain Masoud Shojaei by calling for the lifting of a stadium ban for women.

Masoud Shojaei Extends Contract with Panionios

Tasnim - Iranian international midfielder Masoud Shojaei has extended his contract with Greek Super League team Panionios.

Faghani wins Persian Gulf Pro League Golden Whistle

PTV - Iranian football referee Alireza Faghani has received the Golden Whistle prize for laudably performing official duties during the 16th edition of the Persian Gulf Pro League, formerly known as Iran Pro League (IPL).

Iran, Russia Football Teams to Play Friendly, Russian Official Says

Tasnim - Russia’s national football team is scheduled to play a friendly match against Iran as part of preparations for the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

FC Groningen eye Persepolis striker Mehdi Taremi

Tehran Times - FC Groningen are reportedly ready to consider a move for Persepolis forward Mehdi Taremi in this summer's transfer window.

Iran drawn with Germany in FIFA U-17 World Cup

Tehran Times - Iran have been drawn with Germany, Costa Rica and Guinea in Group C of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.