• Esmaeilpour, Iran’s man for the occasion

    Following Iran’s quarter-final triumph, when coach Seyed Nazemalsharieh said “our winning factor is being able to maintain our composure to the very last minute”, you wouldn’t have been surprised if he was picturing the tall figure of Ahmad Esmaeilpour.

  • Iran to face Russia in Futsal World Cup semis

    Islamic Republic of Iran clinched a FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 semi-final place for the first time since 1992 as Ahmed Esmailpour struck deep into extra time to see off Paraguay 4-3 in an incredible climax during Bucaramanga’s final game of the tournament.

  • Iranian shot putter claims bronze at 2016 Paralympics

    Iran’s shot putter Javid Ehsan Shakib seized a bronze medal in the F57 event with a throw of 14.13m on Saturday.