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Jahanbakhsh – Dutch league team MVP
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Jahanbakhsh – Dutch league team MVP

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.  

AFC messages Persepolis for 2nd consecutive win
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AFC messages Persepolis for 2nd consecutive win

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.  

Mahsa Ghorbani – 1st Iranian woman referee
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Mahsa Ghorbani – 1st Iranian woman referee

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 Persian cat mascot for football teams
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The Persian cat mascot for football teams

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.”  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

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.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

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.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

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.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Eighteen Iranian women write to FIFA about a ban

2018/06/23

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.  

Rupee payment system for Iranian oil

2018/06/23

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.