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Infantino, special spectator of Iran-Spain match 20 Jun 2018

Infantino, special spectator of Iran-Spain match

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will watch Wednesday’s Iran-Spain match from the Kazan Arena, IRNA reported. This would be the second match for both Iran and Spain. While Iranians gained a dramatic victory over Morocco at their first match, Spain earned only 1 point against Cristiano Ronaldo’s team. Iran is now at top of Group B […]

Football fans in Tehran to enjoy 2018 FIFA World Cup games live on silver screen 17 May 2018

Football fans in Tehran to enjoy 2018 FIFA World Cup games live on silver screen

TEHRAN – Several movie theaters across Tehran are planning to screen the 2018 FIFA World Cup games live for football fans, a spokesman for the Screening Council has said. “Those theaters that are willing to screen the games need to apply to the council,” Gholamreza Faraji noted. “We believe the plan will increase the number […]

Iran’s Faghani appointed as 2018 Match Official 31 Mar 2018

Iran’s Faghani appointed as 2018 Match Official

The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 36 referees and 63 assistant referees, representing 46 different countries, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Alireza Faghani from Iran has been appointed as a match official at the FIFA World Cup, while Mohammadreza Mansouri and Reza Sokhandan were selected as assistant referees. Preparations for the road to […]

FIFA gives VAR green light for World Cup, lifts 30-year Iraq ban 17 Mar 2018

FIFA gives VAR green light for World Cup, lifts 30-year Iraq ban

Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer despite lingering opposition from within and outside football, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday. “We are going to have in 2018, for the first time, a World Cup with VAR,” said Infantino after a meeting of the FIFA […]

Sports source of vitality, health, unity among nations: Pres. Rouhani 02 Mar 2018

Sports source of vitality, health, unity among nations: Pres. Rouhani

President Rouhani, in his meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday, highly regarded the role of sports in vitality, health and close ties between nations. Hassan Rouhani met with the President of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino and said “with regard to the appeal of football for nations and especially young […]

FIFA President Infantino to share pitch with ex-Iranian stars 27 Feb 2018

FIFA President Infantino to share pitch with ex-Iranian stars

TEHRAN – FIFA President Gianni Infantino will show off his skills in a futsal match with the former Iranian stars in Tehran. The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has invited Sepp Blatter’s successor to come to Tehran on Thursday. The FIFA President will share the pitch with some Iranian football luminaries – including […]

Marco van Basten to come to Iran: Report 24 Feb 2018

Marco van Basten to come to Iran: Report

TEHRAN – FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten will reportedly travel to Tehran, capital of Iran, within the next few days. The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) had already invited FIFA President Gianni Infantino to come to Iran on March 1 and the Iranian media reports suggest that the Dutch […]

Iran futsal remain Asia top team in new FIFA rankings 01 Jan 2018

Iran futsal remain Asia top team in new FIFA rankings

TEHRAN– According to the latest FIFA rankings, the men’s national futsal team of Iran has remained at the top of Asia’s best teams and fifth in the world. Iran men’s national futsal team has maintained its position as Asia’s best team and the fifth in the world rankings after Brazil, Spain, Russia, and Argentina with […]

26 Dec 2017

FIFA not against discrimination

Football must keep political impartiality and that national associations remain free from political interference. However, FIFA denies its own rule after allowing the Saudi Arabian teams to play Iranian counterparts in neutral fields. In late November, the Asian Football Confederation made a statement that matches among the west Asian teams will continue on a home-and-away […]

FIFA not against discrimination 25 Dec 2017

FIFA not against discrimination

Football must keep political impartiality and that national associations remain free from political interference. However, FIFA denies its own rule after allowing the Saudi Arabian teams to play Iranian counterparts in neutral fields. In late November, the Asian Football Confederation made a statement that matches among the west Asian teams will continue on a home-and-away […]