Ali Karimi Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Former Iran captain Ali Karimi joined the football stars getting involved in the ALS ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity. He later nominates his former teammate Ali Daei, currently Persepolis coach, actor Reza Attaran as well as singer Maziar Fallahi. It seems Karimi and Daei have buried the hatchet since the formers Iran’s captains have had problems from ... Read More »

Pictorial: Vahid Hashemian at Bayern Munich Practice

ISNA – Vahid Hashemian, who is currently participating in the DFB’s Pro license courses, must intern and work alongside a Bundesliga club. Hashemian will be completing this part of the course with Bayern Munich. What is of note and interest is that Bayern in the past have never accepted an intern participating in this program. However, now the 2012-2013 UEFA ... Read More »

Malavan Defeats Persepolis

Persepolis suffered its second loss in four matches in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Wednesday. Persepolis football team lost to Malavan 2-1 in Bandar Anzali, northern Iran. Mehrdad Oladi was on target for Malavan just six minutes into the match but Persepolis striker Reza Norouzi equalized the match in the 18th minute from the penalty spot. With two minutes ... Read More »

Photos: Persian Gulf Polo Cup wraps up

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The final round of Iran’s Polo competitions known as “Persian Gulf Cup” was held in capital Tehran on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.   By Tasnim News Agency Read More »

Costa Rican national team defender joins Persepolis

Costa Rican defender Michael Umana has signed a two-year contract with Iranian club Persepolis on Sunday.  “I’m really excited to join Persepolis and I hope to have good days with the team. I’ve asked for the number 4 jersey and fortunately it was available. This is my favorite number and I’m happy that the club gave it to me, Umana ... Read More »

Iran US try volleyball diplomacy

Al-Monitor reports, Iran’s national volleyball team is attracting record crowds on its first visit to the United States, part of a new wave of people-to-people exchanges promoted by both governments in recent months. Playing the US national team in the first of four exhibition matches on Aug. 9, the Iranians could be forgiven for thinking they were back in Tehran, ... Read More »

Great flip move by young Iranian Wrestler

Iran’s Iman Sadeghikoukandeh executed quite the feat against Russia’s Rashidov Gadzhimurad in the semifinals of the FILA Junior World Championships. Gadzhimurad had Sadeghikoukandeh’s leg pinned while standing and was trying to cherry-pick him so he’d fall, but Sadeghikoukandeh kept his balance so he could do a damn flip over Gadzhimurad.The Russian wasn’t expecting it, and Sadeghikoukandeh took advantage of the ... Read More »

Queiroz: I’ll return to Iran whenever Kaffashian asks

Iran’s Head coach in the 2014 World Cup said that he would be back in Iran to sign an extension to his contract as soon as the Football Federation President, Ali Kafashian, asks him.  “It depends on Kafashian’s decision. I’ll fly to Iran whenever he wants me back. It’s not in my hands to set the date for my return ... Read More »

Iran volleyball wins the 3rd friendly vs USA

The game was played in San Diego and Iran won 3 sets to 2.  Amir Ghafour had 26 points in the 24-26, 26-24, 25-27, 25-20, 15-9 victory. US had won the previous two friendlies 3 sets to 1 and 3 sets to 0. The last game will be played tomorrow Saturday August 16th in UC Irvine. The teams are using ... Read More »

Ribery announces international football departure

French winger and Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has announced his departure from the international football, thus passing the chance to join ‘Les Bleus’ for the 2016 European Championship. “I am stopping,” the 31-year-old told German magazine Kicker in an interview to be published on Thursday. “I realized that this moment has come.” The 31 year-old won 81 caps and ... Read More »