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Iran Favorite to Win AFC Futsal Championship Title 30 Jan 2018

Iran Favorite to Win AFC Futsal Championship Title

Defending champion Iran is the favorite to lift the title again in Chinese Taipei, the-afc.com reported. Mohammad Nazemosharia’s side prepares to open its defense against Myanmar on Feb 2. Team Melli, who won the Asian Indoors in Ashgabat last year, beating Uzbekistan 7-1 in the final, topped its group during qualification as it maintained a […]

Iran Knows Rivals at AFC Futsal Championship 2018 12 Dec 2017

Iran Knows Rivals at AFC Futsal Championship 2018

TEHRAN- Reigning champion Iran, who has won the title 11 times, has been drawn in Group C alongside Iraq, China PR and Myanmar. Three time winner Japan will have Uzbekistan, Korea Republic and Tajikistan for company in Group B. Japan last won the tournament with back-to-back titles in 2012-2014 with their first being in 2006. […]

Iran’s Hasanzadeh Wins AFC Futsal Player of the Year Award 29 Nov 2017

Iran’s Hasanzadeh Wins AFC Futsal Player of the Year Award

TEHRAN- The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Aliasghar Hasanzadeh was named the AFC Futsal Player of the Year for the third time, ahead of compatriot Touhid Lotfi and Thailand’s forward Jirawat Sornwichian. After receiving the award in 2014 and 2016, the 30-year-old from the city of Qom joins the ranks of compatriot Vahid Shamsaei, who also […]

Iran Claims AFC Inspiring MA of the Year 2017 Award 29 Nov 2017

Iran Claims AFC Inspiring MA of the Year 2017 Award

TEHRAN – Iran was named the AFC Inspiring Member Associations of the Year at the AFC Annual Awards 2017 on Wednesday. The Iranian federation claimed the award of the AFC Inspiring Member Associations of the Year in the ceremony held at the Aksra Theatre King Power in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday. Iran was the first […]

Sport above politics 28 Nov 2017

Sport above politics

The Iranian football teams cannot play in front of their eager fans against Saudi Arabian teams just for political reasons, however sport is always above politics. In March 2016, AFC had ruled the clubs from Saudi Arabia and Iran had to play each other at neutral venues. The decision was taken after two countries failed […]

Japan’s Urawa Reds Claims AFC Champions League Title 25 Nov 2017

Japan’s Urawa Reds Claims AFC Champions League Title

TEHRAN  – Japan’s Urawa Reds football team defeated 10-man Al Hilal 1-0 on Saturday to win the Asian Champions League for a second time. Brazilian Rafael Silva smashed a late winner in 88th minute at Saitama Stadium. The forward scored in last weekend’s 1-1 first-leg draw in Riyadh. With 12 minutes remaining, Al Hilal’s Salem […]

Iran Nominated for Three AFC Awards 18 Nov 2017

Iran Nominated for Three AFC Awards

TEHRAN – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the full list of nominees for this year’s AFC Annual Awards. The gala will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 29. Iran Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (IFFIRI), Japan Football Association and Korea Football Association have been nominated for the AFC Member Association of […]

Ivankovic: Persepolis will fight until the last second 15 Oct 2017

Ivankovic: Persepolis will fight until the last second

Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says that they will fight until the last second against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the second leg of the AFC Champions League semi-final. The Iranian giant suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat against Al Hilal last month and now face an uphill task in return match. “First of all, we are […]

Iran Books AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Ticket 23 Sep 2017

Iran Books AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Ticket

TEHRAN  – Iran powered its way into the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Malaysia after a 2-1 win over 10-man Afghanistan in a Group C tie at the Enghelab Stadium on Friday. Iran went ahead in the 26th minute through Mahdi Seyedi. Amir Jafari added the second for Iran in the 69th minute as Afghanistan struggled […]

Iran Beats Lebanon at AFC U-16 2018 Qualifiers 19 Sep 2017

Iran Beats Lebanon at AFC U-16 2018 Qualifiers

TEHRAN– Iran began its 2018 AFC U-16 Qualifiers campaign with a win over Lebanon on Monday in Karaj’s Enghelab Stadium, west of Tehran. Abbas Chamanian’s boys defeated Lebanon 3-0 in the five-team Group C. Iranian defender Hossein Shahverdi broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, before Amirhossein Azizi doubled Iran’s advantage a minute later. Mahdi […]