Italy win back-and-forth encounter [VIDEO]

FIFA - Italy beat Iran 5-4 in a wild, back-and-forth encounter to go top of Group B at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley lead chase for £9m-rated Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Dailymail - Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley are among the clubs closely following Iran international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

Esteghlal Overtakes Tractor Sazi at Second Place [VIDEO]

Tasnim - Esteghlal football team leapfrogged Tractor Sazi to second place of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Saturday.

Ex-Iran Defender Ebrahim Ashtiani in Coma

Tasnim - Former Iran national and Persepolis football team Ebrahim Ashtiani has been hospitalized in a coma following a stroke.

Peyman Hosseini happy to score FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup first goal

Tehran Times - Iran defeated Mexico 3-2 on Thursday in Group B in Nassau.

Ex-Iran striker Borhani auctions off his boots

Tehran Times - Ex-Iran and Esteghlal striker Arash Borhani’s football boots have been sold at auction to raise funds for children with Down syndrome.

A soccer fan in Iran looks stunningly identical to Lionel Messi [PHOTO]

Usatoday - Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is one of the most recognizable athletes on Earth, and one Iranian soccer fan is embracing his uncanny resemblance to the Argentinian superstar.

Iran edge Mexico in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup opener [VIDEO]

Tehran Times - Iran defeated Mexico 3-2 in the first game of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

Iranian soccer star banned for not wearing hijab in exhibition game

RT - A female Iranian soccer star has been dropped from her country’s national team for not wearing a hijab in a friendly match.

Iran’s group in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is not easy

Tehran Times - Iran’s group in 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Nassau, Bahamas is manageable, but by no means easy.

ACL 2017 MD5 - GROUP A: ESTEGHLAL 1-1 AL AHLI (UAE) [VIDEO]

AFC - A 1-1 draw between Esteghlal of Islamic Republic of Iran and Emirati side Al Ahli on Tuesday saw both sides move to the brink of qualification from Group A of the AFC Champions League.

ACL 2017 MD5 - GROUP B: AL FATEH 1-1 ESTEGHLAL KHOUZESTAN [VIDEO]

AFC - Salman Bahrani’s spectacular injury-time overhead kick secured a point for Esteghlal Khouzestan on Tuesday as the Iranian side drew 1-1 with Saudi Arabia’s Al Fateh in Group B of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

Pars Jonoubi Jam Promoted to Iran Professional League

Tasnim - Pars Jonoubi Jam football team sealed promotion to Iran Professional League (IPL) on Monday.

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