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What is government interference in football ?

With the on-going interferences by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the working of FFIRI , the fate of football in Iran is being put in jeopardy and sanction. FIFA has a strict principle on the independence of football round the globe. In this 2011 FIFA article , much light has been shed on the term and the explanations …

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Iranian legend Mehdi Mahdavikia inspires U-17 side

FIFA TV video on Mehdi Mahadavikia  and U-17 coach Ali Doustimehr on Iran’s participation in FIFA U-17 World Cup . Enjoy

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Legendary Iran Goalkeeper Who Nearly Joined Man United Gets Cameo in Homeland

By:  Alex Dimond (UK Lead Writer) on October 28, 2013 Football fans were in for a surprise while watching Homeland Sunday night, when acting CIA director Saul Berenson revealed himself to be an extremely knowledgeable student of the beautiful game. (Warning: some mild spoilers ahead) In a scene from the fourth episode of the show’s third season—shown last week in …

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Down Memory Lane: Iran in 1978 World Cup

Source WORLD SOCCER July & August 1978   Holland 3, Iran 0      (Group Four)  HOLLAND began their bid for a place in  another World Cup final with an efficient if  not majestic performance against Iran in  Mendoza. A hat-trick by Rob Rensenbrink, two of  them from the penalty spot, confirmed the  considerable gulf in class between themselves  and the …

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