Iranian Soccer Fever

Collection with 12 media items created by Nicola Zolin

18 Jun 2014 04:00

February-April, 2014
Iran

While Iran usually known for nuclear politics and religious radicalism, it is also known for soccer. Iran is ranked as the best team in Asia and is participating in this year's World Cup in Brazil. For country as culturally and socially diverse as Iran, soccer is unifying force and the passion for the sport permeates every corner of society.

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Football Iran
Bam
By Nicola Zolin
05 Mar 2014

Busher players dump water on their trainer in celebration of their victory over Bandar Abbas and their promotion to the Second League.

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Football Iran
Hormuz
By Nicola Zolin
25 Feb 2014

Soccer fans on Qeshm Island, Hormozgan region. Qeshm is an isolated island in the Persian Gulf and even there soccer reigns supreme.

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Football Iran
meydavoud ميداوود
By Nicola Zolin
01 Apr 2014

Khuzestani football fan at a barber shop, Khuzestan region. The oil rich Khuzestan province borders on Iraq and is largely populated by Arabic speaking Iranians.

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Football Iran
Mehrab
By Nicola Zolin
14 Mar 2014

Kids playing soccer in the streets in Palangan, Kordestan region.

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Football Iran
Salakh
By Nicola Zolin
02 Mar 2014

A Lionel Messi fan at a fishing port on Qeshm island, Hormozgan region

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Football Iran
By Nicola Zolin
21 Mar 2014

Young men playing soccer in a playground near the Kurdish village of Howraman, Kordestan region.

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Football Iran
Neyshābūr
By Nicola Zolin
21 Feb 2014

Friends and soccer fans in Nishabur, Khorasan region.

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Football Iran
Bam
By Nicola Zolin
05 Mar 2014

An ethnic Lor soccer player preparing for a local match in the south eastern city of Kerman. The Lor are a deeply traditional, often nomadic people from central Iran.

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Football Iran
Neyshābūr
By Nicola Zolin
21 Feb 2014

Kids playing in a park in Nishabur, Khorasan region. Soccer is an obsession in Iran and regularly qualifies for the World Cup.

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Football Iran
Bam
By Nicola Zolin
05 Mar 2014

Referees at the match between Bandar Abbas a Busher.

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Football Iran
Bam
By Nicola Zolin
05 Mar 2014

Busher's young under 23 soccer team preparing for the match against a team from the port city of Bandar Abbas.