EghtesadOnline: Just a few days before the beginning of the 2018 World Cup, analysts with football data site Transfermarkt put the value of Iran’s national football team at around £38.3 million ($50.26 million), toward the bottom end of the charts and only more valuable than those of Panama, Saudi Arabia, Peru and Costa Rica.
EghtesadOnline: Should France go on to win the World Cup on Sunday, they would have peaked perfectly after starting the tournament in Russia slowly but gaining momentum when it mattered most.
EghtesadOnline: An increasingly confident Sweden are relishing the prospect of a World Cup quarter-final clash against England after displaying the best of their battling qualities in a 1-0 win over Switzerland in Tuesday’s Round of 16 tie.
EghtesadOnline: The piercing sound of horns and cheers of Colombia’s football fans fell silent after their World Cup dreams were shattered in a nail-biting last-16 loss on penalties to England on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: According a recent report by the Statistical Center of Iran, a total of 6.6% of sports venues in the country were owned by the private sector in the fiscal 2015-16, marking an increase of 1.9% compared to four years before.
EghtesadOnline: The two greatest players of this generation have been sent packing from Russia in the same day.
EghtesadOnline: The three group-stage matches of Iran’s national football team, known as Team Melli, against Morocco, Spain and Portugal in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
EghtesadOnline: Donya-e-Eqtesad Media Group played host to the second preparatory meeting on Tuesday in the runup to the First Sports Economy Conference scheduled for December 18-19, 2018.
EghtesadOnline: Tractor Sazi Tabriz Football Club was officially privatized on Saturday with a non-institutional investor emerging as the buyer.
EghtesadOnline: The private sector needs to play a bigger role to increase the impact of sports on Iran’s economic growth.