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Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino has said Iran will lift its ban on women attending football matches.

Fifa's president Gianni Infantino has called Iran's ban on women attending football matches "unacceptable" and called for it to be lifted

United World Wrestling, the sport’s global governing body, has announced that the Iranian capital of Tehran has secured the hosting rights for the 2017 Greco-Roman and freestyle World Cups.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has said that ‘misunderstandings’ with security at its Beach Volleyball World Tour event in Iran were to blame for female spectators being denied entry to the ongoing competition.

Iran is planning to develop a circuit to host Formula One motor racing on the island of Qeshm, according to IRNA.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has confirmed that Argentina will host its 2015 Boys’ U19 World Championship, with the South American country defeating a rival bid from Iran, currently at the centre of controversy in the sport.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has said Iran will not be chosen to host its 2015 Boys’ Under-19 World Championship amid a dispute over the imprisonment of a British-Iranian woman who tried to attend a men’s volleyball game in Tehran.

The national football federations of Japan and Iran have entered into a partnership agreement that will focus on the development of women’s football in the latter country, along with its ambitions to host the 2019 Asian Cup - the Asian Football Confederation's premier national team tournament.

Iran has tabled an unlikely bid to host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013 and 2014, world football’s governing body has announced.

Iran has threatened to boycott the London 2012 Olympics after claiming the Games' logo is “racist”.

MP & Silva agreed an exclusive, multi-year agreement with the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) for media rights involving the Iranian National and Olympic teams, for all territories worldwide, excluding Iran.

Italian sportswear manufacturer Legea has agreed a deal to supply kit to the national football teams of Iran.

The FIFA Emergency Committee suspend the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation (IRIFF) from all international activity due to government interference in football matters and violation of Article 17 of the FIFA Statutes.

The Qatar Football Association (QFA) wants to host the 2015 Asian Cup finals, with many facilities in place after being built for this year's Asian Games.

David Gill, CEO of Premier League giants Manchester United, will be a keynote speaker at The Soccerex London Forum on April 5.

Infront Sports & Media Bulgarian National Television (BNT) has agreed a deal to cover all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

A row over the brand of gloves used by German soccer goalkeeper Jens Lehmann could cost the Arsenal player his international place.

The Asian Cup final between China and Japan has smashed viewing records to become the most watched single sports event in the history of Chinese television.

Germany has won the race to host the 2007 World Rowing Championships.

IEC has signed deals to distribute two major soccer events in China.

The world’s sporting goods manufacturers have been challenged to find a solution to a problem, which is effectively barring Muslim women from many sports and competitions.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) general secretary Peter Velappan has said the regional body will not enforce an age limit on participants in next year's Asian Games football tournament.

A record number of people tuned in to watch Australia’s World Cup play-off on Tuesday with Uruguay .

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has come out against the Chelsea players who missed a UEFA Cup match in Israel because of worries about their safety, saying the "god of football" was watching as they lost to Hapoel Tel Aviv.

The Football Association of Ireland says it will not take out special insurance for the Republic of Ireland’s crunch World Cup qualifier play-off in Iran.

Players in Thailand's national soccer team will earn $44,000 (B

Asian soccer chiefs have gaven FIFA until March to avert a regional boycott of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea by giving Asia the chance of an extra place in the finals.

Iran, the United States and Northern Ireland have been jointly awarded FIFA's 1998 Fair Play prize.

A prominent member of soccer's world governing body FIFA believes Asia is winning the battle for more places in the World Cup finals in 2002.

The Thailand Football Association has written to FIFA to request a change of venue for their Asian World Cup qualifying match scheduled for Baghdad on Friday, a Thai official said on Tuesday.

Players in Thailand's national soccer team will earn $44,000 (?50,000) between them for each away game they win during the second phase of Asia's World Cup qualifying tournament.

Japan and Saudi Arabia will host the round-robin, quarter-final stages of the Asian Club Championship, the Asian Football Confederation announced.

Africa?s hopes of staging the 2010 World Cup were dashed after more than 130 people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a soccer game in Ghana's capital, Accra, in Africa's worst soccer tragedy.