Iranian shooter Golkhandan wins bronze at ISSF Word Cup

Iranian sports shooter Vahid Golkhandan has featured acceptable precision skills at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2017 Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun tournament in  India, and collected a bronze medal.

Iran to play behind-closed-doors friendly against Iraq

The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) says the Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, and the Iraq national football team are scheduled to play a behind-closed-doors friendly match next month.

Iran bars US wrestlers from tournament after Trump Muslim ban

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has officially barred the US wrestling team from joining the Freestyle World Cup due to be held later this month, days after Washington imposed a travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim nations, including Iran.


Iran under-23 wheelchair hoopsters trounce Thailand 73-41

Iran national under-23 wheelchair basketball team has launched a determined campaign at the Asia-Oceania qualifying tournament for the 2017 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Mens Under-23 World Championship, beating Thailand.

Iranian kurash wrestler Dalirian named world’s best

Iranian athlete Mostafa Dalirian has been named the worlds best kurash wrestler for the year 2016, thanks to his impressive displays at 2016 Taiwan Beach Kurash International Championships and 2016 Cheongju World Martial Arts Masterships.

Shahintab takes helm as Iran basketball team head coach

Iranian basketball coach Mehran Shahintab has been appointed as the acting head coach of Iran mens national basketball team after professional basketball coach Dirk Bauermann stunningly parted company with the Islamic Republic of Iran Basketball Federation (IRIBF).

Iranian soccer referee Torky hangs up his whistle

Iranian soccer referee Mohsen Torky has taken the decision to retire professional officiating career after carrying out official duties at the highest level of Iran’s football league system for roughly two decades.

Female Iranian chess master climbs up 11 spots in world rankings

Iranian International Master and Woman Grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh has seen her standing jump nearly a dozen spots in the January edition of the global rankings of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), now sitting among the world’s top thirty chess players.

Iranian sports teams barred from travelling to Turkey

Officials at the Iranian Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs have decided to bar the country’s sports figures and delegations from travelling to neighboring Turkey in the wake of a recent wave of terrorist attacks that have claimed dozens of lives and left many more injured there.

Iran proposes World Solidarity for Wrestling contests

The Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation (IRIWF) has submitted a proposal to the governing body for amateur wrestling to organize three-team tournaments every year under the “World Solidarity for Wrestling” banner.

Iranian kickboxing squads crowned Asian champions

The national Iranian male and female kickboxing teams of the Amateur Federation of Workers’ Sport of the Islamic Republic of Iran have delivered fine performances at the first edition of Kenko Kempo Games in India, and won the title.

Iran conquers Russia 6-4 in futsal friendly

Iran mens national futsal team has managed to defeat the vice champion of the 2016 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Futsal World Cup in a friendly match in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.


Iranian powerlifters pocket 8 gold medals in world tournament

Iranian powerlifters have started off to a vigorous and impressive campaign at the World Championship Amateur World Powerlifting Congress (AWPC)/ World Champions Cup World Powerlifting Congress (WPC)/World Armlifting Association (WAA) – 2016 in Russia, winning eight gold medals.

Iran chess master Khademalsharieh sustains 1st loss in FIDE Grand Prix

Iranian International Master and Woman Grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh has sustained her first loss at the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) Women’s Grand Prix in Russia, going down to a representative from China in the ninth round of the final leg of the tournament.

Iranian chess player earns draw against ex-European champion in FIDE event

Iranian International Master and Woman Grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh has continued to demonstrate her will and a strong fighting spirit at the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) Women’s Grand Prix in Russia, and tied against a former Womens European Individual Chess Championship title holder.

Iranian Messi linked with move to Premier League club Liverpool

Iranian professional footballer Sardar Azmoun is apparently on transfer radar to Britain’s Premier League association football club Liverpool, thanks to his great performances with FC Rostov in the Russian Premier League and during the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament.

It is a World Cup, not a World War

The 1960’s heralded a new wave of movement across the developing world. Inspired by Indian Independence movement, led by Mahatma Gandhi, Asian and African nations freed themselves of their European colonizers.

Iran beaten by Saudi Arabia at AFC U-19 Championship semis

Saudi Arabia emerged victorious from a remarkable 11-goal thriller against Islamic Republic of Iran at Khalifa Sports City Stadium on Thursday evening with their 6-5 win booking a place in the final of the AFC U-19 Championship Bahrain 2016.

Peyrovani pays tribute to Iran senior team coach Queirozs influence

Amirhossein Peyrovani paid tribute to the influence of senior national team coach Carlos Queiroz as Islamic Republic of Iran qualified for the finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 for the first time in 16 years with victory over Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals of the AFC U-19 Championship Bahrain 2016 on Monday evening.

Iran books FIFA U-20 World Cup place

Reza Jafari’s brace booked Islamic Republic of Iran a place in the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Championship Bahrain 2016 on Monday evening as Amir Peiravani’s side handed Uzbekistan a 2-0 defeat to also qualify for the finals of next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic.