Mahdi Taremi 25, former striker of Persepolis FC in Tehran, joined Qatar Stars League Club, Al-Gharafa. This member of Iran’s national football team since 2015 who had been the top scorer of Iran Premier Football League in two successive seasons, was suspended for four months previously for signing a contract with Rizespor FC of Turkey and later leaving that team; this also brought about a cash fine for Persepolis FC. He has now, finally, joined the Al-Gharafa FC of Qatar.
On 16 January 2018, The Economist writes: FOOTBALL’S World Cup in 2022, to be hosted by Qatar, was always billed as a regional event. Other countries in the Gulf offered hotel rooms and training facilities. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it would even host matches. But last June the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar, angry about its support for Islamists and its ties to their nemesis, Iran.
The official website of the Turkish Football Federation has announced that the national football teams of Iran and Turkey will be holding friendly games in May 2018. The exact date will be decided by the end of January.
Iran’s National Futsal Team player is on Futsal Planet’s list of top ten best players.
In 2017, Hossein Tayebi and Kazakhstan Kairat Team reached the championship league, elimination tournament, and super cup of Kazakhstan. In the UEFA Champions League, he stood third with the Kairat Team, and in the AFC Champions League he was one of the reserves who was substituted for Thai Son Nam from Vietnam to win the bronze medal.
In the latest ranking of national futsal teams in the world which has been announced by “futsalworldranking”, Iran national futsal team with 1625 points continues to hold the top rank in Asia and fifth in the world.
As from yesterday, women have officially begun their motorbike practices at the Azadi [Freedom] racetrack.
The Azadi motocross track opened for women some months ago to take the freedom road and quench years of thirsting for thrills and excitement by performing acrobatic stunts with 10-meter high jumps. Yesterday saw the jumpstart of official motorbike practices for women at the Azadi track. Training courses will also be held here.
In the final hours of 2017, WorldSoccer magazine has announced its list of top teams in the world.
Iran’s National Team Melli has been named as the best team in Asia and takes a shared second rank as the second best team in the world. Real Madrid tops the list with 57 votes. Iran’s national team took second place with two votes alongside Brazil, Germany, Iceland, and Monaco.
The World Wrestling Federation has picked Hassan Yazdani from Iran as one of the world’s top three wrestlers in 2017.
According to the Federation site, Helen Morales from the US in the female 58 kg weight class, Yasmin Adar from Turkey in the female 75 kg weight class, and Hassan Yazdani in the 86 kg men’s freestyle were chosen as the most valuable wrestlers of 2017.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
During the months of March to December 2017, over 160 tons of saffron worth more than USD 219MM and 270 was exported from Iran to various countries. This shows an increase of 33.33% in weight and 26.05% in value as compared to a similar period last year.
Today, on the fifth day of the Fajr International Theater Festival, 38 stage and offstage plays are planned in the international category. Four of these will be performed on stage and five offstage from Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, and Azerbaijan.
Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, writes in the Financial Times that the defeat of Isis has not just heralded the return of stability to large swaths of territory. It is also fanning fresh conflict and tension — including a concerted effort to revive the hysteria which has long obscured the reality of Iran’s foreign policy.
The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran has announced: “We will waiver visa requirements on two conditions. First, this has to be reciprocal, and second it has to be in Iran’s favor.”