ISNA – An exhibition featuring artworks related to Iran’s first presence in World Cup in 1978 is being held at Ahmad Shahi Pavilion in Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, from November 22 to December 21.
Broadcasting a piece of breaking news on Monday evening, Sky Sport reported that the Ukrainian football federation submitted a formal letter to FIFA, asking to ban Iran’s presence in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar on the grounds of Iran’s alleged provision of combat drones to Russia and its “violations” of human rights.
Qatar is gearing up for the FIFA football world cup in November with a raft of cultural initiatives designed to boost the small oil-rich state’s soft power status. Crucially, more details have been revealed about the major museums in development including the Art Mill initiative, a vast new modern and contemporary art venue planned for Doha. The venue, which will be housed in a former flour mill, is due to open in 2030 (the plan was first announced in 2015).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to have more discussions over controversial plans by the world soccer body FIFA to hold the World Cup every two years instead of every four, it said on Saturday.
The world’s most prominent female futsal players – including Iranian Fereshteh Karimi – have called on FIFA to end its “deeply discriminatory” approach to the women’s game by launching a World Cup to bring parity with the men’s FIFA-sanctioned small-sided game.