Football in Iran http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30680/all en Football: 2015 Asian Cup qualifying results - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-2015-asian-cup-qualifying-results-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from qualifying matches for the 2015 Asian Cup on Wednesday:</p> <p>Group B</p> <p>Iran 5 (Reza Ghoochannejhad 25, 62, Javad Nekounam 45+3-pen, 61-pen, 80) Lebanon 0</p> <p>Thailand 1 (Chanathip Songkrasin 77) Kuwait 3 (Theerathon Bunmathan 24 OG, Hussain Fadhel 60, Hamad Aman 67)</p> <p>Group E</p> <p>Uzbekistan 0 Hong Kong 0</p> <p>Vietnam 1 (Huynh Quoc Anh 60) UAE 2 (Ahmed Khalil 8-pen, Habib Fardan 67)</p> <p>Playing later</p> <p>Group A</p> <p>Oman v Syria</p> <p>Jordan v Singapore</p> <p>Group C</p> <p>Iraq v Indonesia</p> <p>Saudi Arabia v China</p> <p>Group D</p> <p>Yemen v Bahrain</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-2015-asian-cup-qualifying-results-1st-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:01:16 +0000 5747628 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Camacho under more pressure after Saudi defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-camacho-under-more-pressure-after-saudi-defeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho's tenure as China boss suffered another blow on Wednesday as his misfiring side were beaten 2-1 away by Saudi Arabia in their opening 2015 Asian Cup qualifier.</p> <p>The 57-year-old former Spain and Real Madrid handler has come under increasing pressure since China crashed out of World Cup qualifying and losing four friendlies since June last year, including an 8-0 drubbing by Brazil, winning just once.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-camacho-under-more-pressure-after-saudi-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran Football in the United Arab Emirates Human Interest AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:30:57 +0000 5748094 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Masoud stunner helps Osasuna to 2-0 win at Levante http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-masoud-stunner-helps-osasuna-2-0-win-at-levante <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Masoud Shojaei Soleimani came off the bench to score a superb goal and set Osasuna on their way to a 2-0 win at Levante on Monday that lifted the struggling Pamplona-based side to 14th in La Liga.</p> <p>A scrappy game at Levante's Ciutat de Valencia stadium appeared to be heading for 0-0 draw until Iranian Masoud ghosted away from his marker in the 87th minute and curled a brilliant shot into the top corner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/soccer-masoud-stunner-helps-osasuna-2-0-win-at-levante" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:30:47 +0000 5766457 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: AFC Champions League results - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/football-afc-champions-league-results-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from AFC Champions League round of 16, first leg games on Wednesday:</p> <p>At Gosford</p> <p>Central Coast Mariners (AUS) 1 (Mitchell Duke 7) Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN) 2 (Lucas Barrios 28, Muriqui 76)</p> <p>At Jeonju</p> <p>Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR) 0 Kashiwa Reysol (JPN) 2 (Masato Kudo 3, Tatsuya Masushima 75)</p> <p>At Dubai</p> <p>Al Shabab Al Arabi (UAE) 2 (Luis Henrique 45 Edgar 85) Esteghlal (IRI) 4 (Jlloyd Samuel 55, Javad Nekounam 73, Farhad Maji 81, Khosro Heidari 90)</p> <p>At Riyadh</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/football-afc-champions-league-results-1st-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran Human Interest Sport in Asia AFP Wed, 15 May 2013 20:01:24 +0000 5838647 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: S. Korea vow 'painful' World Cup visit for Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/football-s-korea-vow-painful-world-cup-visit-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea's coach spiced up next week's crunch World Cup qualifier with fellow Asian giants Iran when he promised to "make life painful" for the visitors following a series of grievances.</p> <p>Choi Kang-Hee was speaking after the 2002 World Cup semi-finalists edged Uzbekistan 1-0 to claim a one-point lead in Group A, ahead of Iran who will make the journey to Ulsan for their final game on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/football-s-korea-vow-painful-world-cup-visit-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Asian Cup Association football Football in Iran AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:32:36 +0000 5856045 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Iranian coach Queiroz slams Korean counterpart's remarks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/football-iranian-coach-queiroz-slams-korean-counterparts-remarks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's Portuguese coach on Wednesday fired back at comments made by his South Korean counterpart before next week's crunch Asian zone 2014 World Cup qualifier in Ulsan dubbing them "shameful."</p> <p>"Choi (Kang-Hee)comments has brought shame to (South) Korean football... he disrespected Iranian footballers and coaches," Carlos Queiroz was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency before leaving for South Korea.</p> <p>"He is discontent that his team was not treated well in Iran but I should say that we provided them the best facility," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/football-iranian-coach-queiroz-slams-korean-counterparts-remarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran Sport in Asia AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:37:35 +0000 5856704 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea looks to qualify for World Cup with win over Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130616/s-korea-looks-qualify-world-cup-win-over-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ULSAN, June 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will try to book a ticket to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in style, as it readies to host continental rival Iran in an Asian qualification match here this week.</p> <p>The kickoff will be 9 p.m. Tuesday at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan, about 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul. It will be the final World Cup qualifier for both countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130616/s-korea-looks-qualify-world-cup-win-over-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Asian Cup Association football Football in Iran Yonhap News Agency Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:00:48 +0000 5858420 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: 'Tears of blood' jibe stokes Korea-Iran ire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/football-tears-blood-jibe-stokes-korea-iran-ire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea and Iran appear headed for one of Asia's worst-tempered World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday after their coaches traded barbs and one player said he would make Iran's captain cry "tears of blood".</p> <p>The gloves-off verbal sparring has dramatically raised temperatures ahead of their crunch meeting in Seoul, where South Korea need just a point but Iran need a win to guarantee an automatic 2014 World Cup berth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/football-tears-blood-jibe-stokes-korea-iran-ire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran Football in Spain AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:00:50 +0000 5858602 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea looks to qualify for World Cup with win over Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/s-korea-looks-qualify-world-cup-win-over-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ULSAN, June 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will try to book a ticket to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in style, as it readies to host continental rival Iran in an Asian qualification match here this week.</p> <p>The kickoff will be 9 p.m. Tuesday at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan, about 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul. It will be the final World Cup qualifier for both countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/s-korea-looks-qualify-world-cup-win-over-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Asian Cup Association football Football in Iran Yonhap News Agency Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:30:03 +0000 5858657 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea looks to qualify for World Cup with win over Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/s-korea-looks-qualify-world-cup-win-over-iran-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ULSAN, June 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will try to book a ticket to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in style, as it readies to host continental rival Iran in an Asian qualification match here this week.</p> <p>The kickoff will be 9 p.m. Tuesday at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan, about 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul. It will be the final World Cup qualifier for both countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/s-korea-looks-qualify-world-cup-win-over-iran-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Asian Cup Association football Football in Iran Yonhap News Agency Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:30:30 +0000 5858782 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: 'Tears of blood' jibe stokes Korea-Iran ire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/football-tears-blood-jibe-stokes-korea-iran-ire-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea and Iran appear headed for one of Asia's worst-tempered World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday after their coaches traded barbs and one player said he would make Iran's captain cry "tears of blood".</p> <p>The gloves-off verbal sparring has dramatically raised temperatures ahead of their crunch meeting in the southern port city of Ulsan, where South Korea need just a point but Iran need a win to guarantee an automatic 2014 World Cup berth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/football-tears-blood-jibe-stokes-korea-iran-ire-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran Football in Spain AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:00:32 +0000 5858858 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: S. Korea media blame Iran for angry scenes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/football-s-korea-media-blame-iran-angry-scenes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korean media blamed Iran Wednesday for angry scenes at a tense World Cup qualifier which ended with fans pelting debris on to the pitch and the visiting coach under fire for a rude gesture.</p> <p>Local newspapers said Iran's players had goaded the crowd with wild celebrations as their 1-0 win in Ulsan on Tuesday saw them qualify for the 2014 World Cup after an acrimonious build-up to the match.</p> <p>Hundreds of fans hurled plastic water bottles and drinks cans as delighted Iranian players grabbed their national flag and ran around the pitch to celebrate with their fans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/football-s-korea-media-blame-iran-angry-scenes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Carlos Queiroz Football in Iran AFP Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:00:56 +0000 5860980 at http://www.globalpost.com Son Heung-min 'upset' over failing to live up to words against Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130619/son-heung-min-upset-over-failing-live-words-against-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 19 (Yonhap) -- Following South Korea's loss to Iran in a World Cup qualifier, national team forward Son Heung-min said Wednesday he was mad at himself for having failed to live up to his words.</p> <p>South Korea was blanked by Iran 1-0 on Tuesday in the teams' last qualification match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Despite the loss, South Korea still clinched one of the four automatic berths at the tournament and made it to the World Cup for the eighth consecutive occasion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130619/son-heung-min-upset-over-failing-live-words-against-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Asian Cup Association football Football in Iran Yonhap News Agency Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:33:12 +0000 5861032 at http://www.globalpost.com Jobless rate seen falling 1/2 point a year: Moody's Zandi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/jobless-rate-seen-falling-12-point-year-moodys-zandi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The current monthly pace of U.S. job gains will likely lower the unemployment rate by 1/2 point a year, Moody's Analytics' chief economist Mark Zandi said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The ADP National Employment Report, released earlier, showed private companies added 188,000 workers in June, more than the 166,000 forecast among economists polled by Reuters.</p> <p>ADP jointly developed the report with Moody's Analytics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/jobless-rate-seen-falling-12-point-year-moodys-zandi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Football in Iran Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:04:26 +0000 5874664 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran bars captain's UAE transfer over Gulf name http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/iran-bars-captains-uae-transfer-over-gulf-name <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran has barred national football team captain Javad Nekounam's lucrative transfer to a club in neighbouring UAE because of a dispute over a name, media reports said on Sunday.</p> <p>Nekounam, 32, who captained Iran in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, visited the United Arab Emirates earlier in the week to finalise a deal with newly-promoted club Sharjah.</p> <p>But the move -- reportedly worth more than two million dollars -- has been blocked by Iranian authorities, Iran's football federation chief Ali Kafashian said, quoted by Fars news agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/iran-bars-captains-uae-transfer-over-gulf-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Football in Iran Persian Gulf Technology AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:34:25 +0000 5889536 at http://www.globalpost.com