The National Iranian Futsal Team ranking has remained the same in the latest global rankings. This has been announced on futsalworldranking.com, showing that Iran has held its 6th place with 1654 points.
Iranian football star, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, has played his most brilliant game yet at the Dutch premier league games. The young footballer from Iran’s Team Melli was able to score three goals in mins 12, 46, and 53 against the Vitesse team to play a very special part in the AZ Alkmaar club’s 4-3 win, taking it into the UEFA Champions League.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has congratulated the Iranian Persepolis football club for the its second consecutive win on its Instagram page. Persepolis crossed the hurdle of a match with Padideh Club in Tehran yesterday, following a match at the Samen football grounds to win the League Championship title after three games by the end of the season.
In the latest rankings of the International Karate Federation, Hamideh Abbas-Ali and Bahman Asgari have moved up by three and four ranks respectively to join the list of the top ten karatekas in the world in their corresponding weights.
Mahsa Ghorbani is the first Iranian woman referee to judge the men’s football game. She has been nominated to act as referee for the AFC Cup 2019. Mahsa Ghorbani is an Iranian international referee born in 1989. She is a Marketing Management graduate. She was born in a family with no interest in football and in her own words: “My family was not a sporting one. When I decided to go into football, I didn’t have their support. They told me to choose another field. But now, they have turned into my biggest supporters.”
The football Ranker website mentions that Ali Karimi is now the most popular player in the history of Iranian football. Mahdi Mahdavikia, Ali Daei, Sardar Azmoun, Ashkan Dejageh, Ahmadreza Abedzadeh, Karim Bagher, Nasser Hezaji, Andranik Teimurian, and Reza Ghuchanzadeh rank 2nd to 10th place respectively.
Puppeteer, Adel Bozdudeh, is keeping busy these days by designing and making mascots for top Iranian football teams – Persepolis, Esteghlal, and Tractorsazi. He told Mehr News Agency: “These mascots are designed after the larger Persian cats who are on the brink of extinction, called “Karal”. These will be ready for the teams to use as mascots within the next couple of days.”
The second women’s polo games for Tehran Province was held at the Farahabad Sports Centre for sportswomen on 9 March to honor women’s day. Two teams competed in the “Mange” field at Farahabad in Tehran. The game was held for the first time specifically for women athletes.
Iran’s Wheelchair Basketball team for women has won the Asia-Oceania Championships for a slot at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta. Iran was able to beat Thailand 43-27 in the finals. The four teams making it to the Jakarta Asian Para Games are Iran, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Cambodia.
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.
Following the news surrounding the ban on Iranian women attending stadiums, which also spilled over onto the 2018 World Cup, 18 Iranian women active in general and human rights have written a letter to FIFA asking for an end to the ban in Iran.
On June 22, Reuters reports from New Delhi that India is looking to revive a rupee trade mechanism to settle part of its oil payments to Iran, fearing foreign channels to pay Tehran might choke under pressure from U.S. sanctions, two government sources said.