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Rouhani “Promises” Women will be allowed to attend Football

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani will reportedly allow women in Iran to attend football matches. The move follows the arrest of 35 women who tried to attend the Esteqlal vs Persepolis match on 1st March, causing international outrage. According to a report from The Independent, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters following a meeting with Mr Rouhani: “I […]

Iran, Romania Football Federations Ink MoU

The Iranian and Romanian football federations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) as part of efforts to boost cooperation between the two countries. The MoU was signed on Thursday at the headquarters of Iran Football Federation in Tehran, the capital of Iran. The signing saw the participation of Iranian Football Federation president, Mehdi Taj, and […]

State Broadcaster in hot water Over Soccer Rights

By Zahra Alipour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran state broadcaster in hot water at home, abroad over airing rights Shortly after the beginning of the European Soccer Championships in France last month, beIN Sports — the subsidiary of Qatar’s Al Jazeera […]

Video: Iran Hosts Robot Football Tournament

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran on Wednesday hosted the 11th edition of RoboCup, an annual event which draws international participants competing in football tournaments played by robots, and that is seen by many as a test laboratory for […]