The struggles of Iranian football

Former Iran footballer Hassan Roshan talks to Al Jazeera about the serious problems facing football in his nation.

    One of Iran’s most loved footballers has come down hard on the state of the game.

    Hassan Roshan, who played and scored in Iran’s first World Cup appearance, says arrogance, money and mismanagement are seriously threatening the quality of the national game.

    Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Tehran.

    To read John Duerden's piece about the affect of politics on football in Iran click here.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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