Sunday , 19 January 2020

Sport

Iran Banned From Hosting International Soccer

rferl.org – Iranian teams have been banned from playing international matches on Iranian soil, the Islamic republic’s football federation said on January 17. It said the decision was made by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and announced in a letter. Iranian football officials did not say if the decision was related to the accidental shoot-down of a Ukrainian jetliner last …

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Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist Says She’s Permanently Left Country

RFL/RE – Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, says she has permanently left the country, decrying what she called the “injustice” and “hypocrisy” of an Iranian political system that uses and humiliates athletes for political purposes. “Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?” she wrote on Instagram on January 11.The 21-year-old Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal in taekwondo at …

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Iranian Women Make History: 2019 World Alysh Champions!

PayvandNews – Iran’s women’s team made history by winning the 2019 World Alysh (Belt Wrestling) Championships for the first time on Monday. Team Melli claimed the title with 93 points, followed by Kyrgyz Republic (89) and Kazakhstan (63).  The Iranian women won three medals in the competition. Iran’s women Alysh team Hanieh Ashouri seized a gold medal at the +75kg …

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Iran Riot Police Disperses Protesting Football Fans

Radiofarda – Iran’s notorious riot police known as the Special Unit rushed in on Wednesday to disperse angry football (soccer) fans outside the headquarters of Esteghlal Football club in Tehran. The fans were chanting slogans against the club officials and the sports minister for failing to return Andrea Stramacchioni, the Italian coach of the team, who quit and left the …

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Iran Seems To Quietly Lift Ban on Athletes’ Competition Against Israelis

Radiofarda – Iran seems to have quietly lifted a 36-year ban on competition of its athletes against Israelis. On Monday two Iranian chess grandmasters played against an Israeli player in the sixth edition of the Sunway Sitges chess festival in Sitges, Spain. It is unlikely that the two members of Iran’s chess team would do so without having received the …

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Pence Seeks To Reassure Kurds, Avoids Meetings With Iraqi Leaders In Baghdad

RFL/RE – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has sought to reassure Iraqi Kurdish leaders during a surprise visit to the country, but he will not travel to Baghdad to meet with officials of the American-backed national government, citing security concerns.Pence, in his first trip to the country as vice president, on November 23 visited U.S. forces at the Ain Al-Asad …

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Iran football team needs fresh impetus to qualify for World Cup

PayvandNews – It’s not weird that Team Melli suffered back-to-back defeats in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Bahrain and Iraq. Team Melli needs the young and talented players to keep going. Iran is in danger of not qualifying for the FIFA World Cup qualification next stage, while Team Melli was widely regarded as the Group C favorites. Marc Wilmots, …

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Iranian woman weightlifter Elham Hosseini makes history by winning medal

PayvandNews – Elham Hosseini became the first Iranian woman to win a medal in an international weightlifting tournament. Hosseini claimed a bronze medal at the 2019 Weightlifting IWF Naim Suleymanoglu Tournament on Saturday. Elham Hosseini(file photo) Hosseini lifted 88kg in the snatch and 110kg in clean and jerk and won the bronze for a total of 198kg in the 74kg …

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2022 World Cup qualification: Lackluster Iran suffer late loss against Iraq

PayvandNews – Iran national football team suffered a second successive loss in the 2022 World Cup qualification, losing to Iraq 2-1 on Thursday. Iran national football team In the match held in neutral venue Amman, Mohanad Ali gave the Iraqi team the lead from the edge of the six-yard area in the 11th minute after the Iranian defenders failed to …

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