Wednesday, July 17, 2024

OLYMPICS: Alizadeh Aiming for Taekwondo Gold With Bulgaria After Fleeing Iran

REUTERS/Kayhan Life: Kimia Alizadeh made history by becoming the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal in 2016, and while she's now defected from her country of birth, the taekwondo athlete is aiming for...

Soccer- Iran Through to Next Round in World Cup Qualifiers

By Michael Church HONG KONG, March 26 (Reuters) - Qatar advanced to the third phase of Asia's 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Kuwait as Iran, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates...

Soccer- Iran Thrashes Turkmenistan in World Cup Qualifying

By Michael Church March 21 (Reuters) - Akram Afif scored twice as Asian champions Qatar defeated Kuwait 3-0 in Doha on Thursday to maintain their perfect start to the second round of the continent's preliminaries for the...

Soccer-Saudi’s Al Hilal Beats Iran’s Sepahan at Asian Champions League

By Michael Church HONG KONG, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Talking points from the week in Asian football: RONALDO CRITICISED FOR APPEARING TO MAKE OBSCENE GESTURE Cristiano Ronaldo faced a flurry of criticism after appearing to make an obscene gesture following the...

Soccer-Qatar Beat Iran 3-2 in Thriller to Return to Asian Cup Final

By Rohith Nair DOHA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Hosts and defending champions Qatar edged Iran 3-2 in a thrilling Asian Cup semi-final on Wednesday with striker Almoez Ali scoring the winner to set up a title clash with...

Soccer-Iran Question Arab Referee Appointment for Asian Cup Semi-final Against Qatar

By Rohith Nair DOHA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi raised doubts about the AFC appointing an Arab referee for their Asian Cup semi-final clash against hosts and defending champions Qatar while he also complained about...

Soccer-Iran Defeats Asian Cup Favorites Japan

By Michael Church DOHA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Talking points from the week in Asian football: SOUTH KOREA TO FACE JORDAN FOR ASIAN CUP FINAL BERTH Son Heung-min earned South Korea a spot in the last four of the...

Soccer-Ghalenoei Slams Iran Media Critics After Sealing Asian Cup Semi-final Spot

By Rohith Nair AL RAYYAN, Qatar, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Iran coach Amir Ghalenoei fired a broadside at his country's media after guiding his team to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup on Saturday, saying some of their...

Soccer-Qatar Sets up Asian Cup Semi-final With Iran

AL KHOR, Qatar, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Defending champions and hosts Qatar beat Uzbekistan 3-2 on penalties in a thrilling Asian Cup quarter-final that ended 1-1 after extra time at Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday to...

Soccer-Iran Dump Syria Out of Asian Cup on Penalties to Set Up Quarter-Final With...

DOHA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Iran survived going down to 10 men to beat Syria 5-3 in a penalty shootout in the Asian Cup last-16 on Wednesday after the game ended 1-1 after extra time, setting up...