• Infantino 2021-08-13 15:48

    FIFA President extends condolences on passing of former Iran midfielder Azizi

    TEHRAN - FIFA President Gianni Infantino sent his condolences to the Iran Football Federation and to the family, friends and loved ones of Alireza Azizi.

  • انتخابات فدراسیون فوتبال 2021-02-12 18:11

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Four candidates to stand for FFIRI’s presidency

    TEHRAN - The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) confirmed the final four candidates who will stand in the FFIRI elections which will be held on Feb. 28.

  • Mario Budimir 2021-02-01 11:58

    Persepolis handed transfer ban by FIFA: report

    TEHRAN – Persepolis football team have been reportedly banned by world governing body FIFA from signing players in the transfer window.

  • دربی ۹۴ استقلال و پرسپولیس 2021-01-27 22:13

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Recurring nightmare of transfer ban for Persepolis

    TEHRAN - It might be near the middle of the way of the Iran Professional League (IPL) 2020-2021 season with teams really working hard to stand as high as possible at the league table but some managers are already thinking about the mid-season’s transfer window. However, one team might not be able to do any transfers.

  • Zahra Ghanbari 2020-12-23 20:07

    Interview by Farrokh Hesabi

    Captain Ghanbari sad about Iran’s position in FIFA ranking

    TEHRAN – Zahra Ghanbari has expressed her sadness after Iran women’s national football team were taken out of the latest FIFA rankings list completely due to not playing an international game within the last 18 months.

  • لوگوی فدراسیون فوتبال 2020-12-20 19:32

    Iran football president to be elected Feb. 28

    TEHRAN – The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) will hold its presidential elections on Feb. 28.

  • Maradona 2020-12-05 18:16

    Iranian teams to observe Maradona minute of silence

    TEHRAN – Iranian football teams will hоld a mіnutе’ѕ silence fоllоwіng Dіеgо Mаrаdоnа’ѕ dеаth.

  • لوگوی فدراسیون فوتبال 2020-11-28 19:28

    Iran football's newly amended statutes approved

    TEHRAN - The General Assembly of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) approved the federation's newly amended statutes on Saturday.

  • Maradona 2020-11-28 12:51

    By Javad Heirannia

    Maradona had legendary status like Muhammad Ali: senior scholar 

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute, says Diego Maradona “had something that one rarely finds in any human being.”

  • دربی 90 - مارک ویلموتس - سعید فتاحی 2020-11-14 19:35

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Expert talks about FFIRI’s chance of success in Wilmots’s case

    TEHRAN - The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran has recently issued a statement regarding the legal case of Marc Wilmots, the former head coach of the Iranian national team.

  • Alireza Faghani 2020-11-10 19:41

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Faghani’s removal from Iran international referees list causes controversy

    TEHRAN - The removal of Alireza Faghani, the elite Iranian referee, from the Iranian football federation’s international referees list, has caused controversy.

  • لوگوی باشگاه استقلال 2020-11-09 18:57

    Esteghlal transfer ban lifted

    TEHRAN - Iranian football club Esteghlal’s ban has been lifted by FIFA.

  • Iran Football Federation 2020-11-01 18:36

    Interview by Farrokh Hesabi

    FFIRI’s amended statutes ensures election’s democracy at highest level: Barati

    TEHRAN - Ahmadreza Barati, head of the Legal Committee of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), believes the FFIRI’s amended statutes will recognize the independence of the different bodies of the Iranian football federation.

  • لوگوی باشگاه پرسپولیس 2020-10-30 04:19

    Persepolis transfer ban lifted

    TEHRAN – FIFA has lifted the transfer ban of Iranian football club Persepolis.

  • Iran Football Federation 2020-10-21 19:18

    FFIRI’s Statutes on verge of being approved by FIFA

    TEHRAN - After several months of controversies, the draft statues of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) is on the verge of being approved by football’s world governing body.

  • تیم فوتبال پرسپولیس 2020-09-20 17:17

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Something wrong with Persepolis

    TEHRAN - After almost seven months of hiatus, the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League returned to action excitingly in West Asia with back-to-back fixtures hosted by Qatar. But there is something wrong with Persepolis.

  • لوگوی باشگاه پرسپولیس 2020-09-16 18:11

    Persepolis handed transfer ban

    TEHRAN – Persepolis football team have been handed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA over non-payment of dues to former coach Branko Ivankovic.

  • فدراسیون فوتبال 2020-09-15 14:12

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    The curious case of FFIRI’s statutes

    TEHRAN - It has been more than two months since the Iranian Football Federation sent its statute to FIFA, but the international governing body of football has not yet approved it. And the question remains unanswered.

  • استقلال و پرسپولیس - دربی 93 2020-09-11 15:55

    Persepolis on the verge of transfer ban

    TEHRAN – Iranian football club Persepolis are on the verge of being banned from transfers for the next three windows.

  • FIFA 2020-09-01 15:31

    By Masoud Hossein

    FIFA must end its double standard

    TEHRAN – FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura in a letter sent to Iran football federation warned the Member Association that FIFA and AFC strongly oppose any use of legal threats against a person or a group of persons. It’s clear that the international governing body of football concerns over potential government interference in the federation’s affairs.

  • Fatma Samoura 2020-08-31 19:09

    By Masoud Hossein

    FIFA threatens Iran with sanction

    TEHRAN - FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura warned Iran that FIFA and AFC are strongly opposing any use of legal threats and intimidation of any sort by anyone against a person or a group of persons.

  • مارک ویلموتس 2020-08-19 18:38

    By Farrokh Hesabi

    Iran football’s biggest scandal of all time

    Negotiating a foreign head coach’s contract is far from simple, especially in the Iranian football, and, not only in Iran but generally in modern football, clubs and football federations have to consider many financial and legal issues when concluding a contract with a foreigner.

  • Iran Uzbekistan 2020-08-19 14:00

    Iran, Uzbekistan friendly cancelled

    TEHRAN – The friendly match between Iran and Uzbekistan has been cancelled following changes to the men’s and women’s international match calendars in response to the global disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic made by FIFA.

  • Marc Wilmots 2020-08-17 18:42

    FIFA orders Iran to pay Marc Wilmots €6m

    TEHRAN - FIFA’s Players’ Status Committee has sent a letter to the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), ordering the federation to pay compensation to the former coach of the Iran national team, Marc Wilmots.

  • Dragan Skocic 2020-08-16 18:50

    Skocic will remain Iran head coach: Spox

    TEHRAN – Dragan Skocic will remain as head coach of the Iranian national football team, the spokesman of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Amirmahdi Alavi said, ending days of speculation about the Croatian coach future.

  • گابریل کالدرون 2020-08-14 17:05

    Persepolis launch CAS appeal against former coaches’ financial verdict

    TEHRAN – Persepolis club on Friday announced that they have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the FIFA Players’ Status Committee regarding the financial cases of Persepolis’s former head coach, Gabriel Calderon, and his two assistant coaches.

  • Iran Hong Kong 2020-08-12 14:54

    Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed

    TEHRAN - All Asian qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup scheduled this year were postponed to 2021 on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • فدراسیون فوتبال 2020-08-10 19:03

    FFIRI waits for FIFA’s advice to finalize the federation’s statutes: spox

    TEHRAN – Iran football federation spokesman Amirmahdi Alavi has said that they are waiting for FIFA’s advice to finalize the amendment of the federation’s statutes.

  • مهدی رسول پناه 2020-08-09 19:13

    Persepolis to settle with Branko Ivankovic: official

    TEHRAN- Persepolis acting general manager, Mehdi Rasoul Panah, claimed that the club have paid about 60 percent of former coach Branko Ivankovic’s unpaid salary.

  • Infantino Bin Salman 2020-08-04 18:40

    FIFA president Infantino to find solution for transferring funds of Iran

    TEHRAN - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that the international governing body of football tries to find a solution for transferring funds of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI).