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  • Iran Raps AFC Move as Politically-Motivated
    18:14 - Jan 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee said the AFC's decision to force the Iranian football clubs to play their host matches outside the country is completely political and in line with anti-Iran sanctions.
  • Iran to Lodge Complaint with CAS over AFC Ruling
    12:58 - Jan 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran will file a complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a ruling of the Asian Football Confederation to ban the country's football clubs from hosting the upcoming championship league matches.
  • Iranian Runner Nominated for Best Athlete in World
    12:49 - Jan 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s runner Sadeq Mazaheri was nominated as the best athlete in the world by the World Masters Athletics.
  • Official: Saudis Fishing from Troubled Water in AFC Case
    13:42 - Jan 20 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi in reaction to a ruling of the Asian Football Confederation to ban Iran’s football clubs from hosting the upcoming championship league’s matches said that certain countries, including Saudi Arabia, are misusing present circumstances to politicize sports.
  • Sport Minister: AFC Influenced by Anti-Iran Media Outlets
    16:22 - Jan 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Sport and Youth Masoud Soltanifar criticized the Asian Football Confederation for paying attention to negative propaganda by anti-Iran media outlets instead of realities of the country after the AFC banned Iran from hosting international soccer matches.
  • Iranian Boxers Win 3 Silver, 4 Bronze Medals in Turkey
    15:27 - Jan 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s National Boxing Team bagged three silver and four bronze medals in International Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament in Istanbul.
  • Iranian Athletes Win 2 Gold Medals in Italy Wrestling Tournament
    15:26 - Jan 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Two Iranian wrestlers defeated all their rivals in the Matteo Pellicone Memorial in Rome held on January 17-18.
  • Iran Warns AFC: No Compromise over National Dignity
    19:26 - Jan 18 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- President of the National Olympic Committee Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri lashed out at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for banning Iran from hosting international soccer matches, warning that the decision will have dire consequences for the AFC, and asserting that Tehran will never bargain over issues of national dignity.
  • Iranian Football Club: AFC Decision Political
    16:49 - Jan 18 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Esteghlal Football Club – which is usually one of Iran’s main contenders in international competitions – has officially rejected the latest decision of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to ban its country from hosting international soccer matches, cautioning that the move is politicizing sport.
  • Iran Calls for Dismissal of AFC’s Untrue Claims
    14:29 - Jan 18 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation noted that the country is fully ready to host international teams.
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