What is the most popular sport in Iran? Football (soccer) has become the most popular game in Iran—the country’s team won the Asian championships in 1968, 1974, and 1976 and made its World Cup debut in 1978—but the 1979 revolution was a major setback for Iranian sports.
What is the national sport of Iran? Freestyle wrestling has been traditionally regarded as Iran’s national sport; however, today the most popular sport in Iran is football (soccer).
What sports do Persians play?
- Tehran was the first city where the Asian Games were held. These games were held in 1974 in Tehran.
- Tochal Peak.
- Milad Tower.
- Golestan Palace.
- Valiasr Street.
What kind of traditional games are played in Iran? Traditional Persian games such as chess and backgammon are extremely popular in modern day Iran while sports like wrestling and skiing are also a favorite pastime for many Iranians.