Afshin Afshar, lastkick.com
Iranian football is faced with one of its biggest doping scandals in recent years.
During the last few months players and staff from three different teams have been charged with banned substance involvement and face multiple bans and fines.
Pas FC of Hamedan was slammed hard with multiples fines after it was revealed that a number of players and members of the coaching and medical staff were involved in doping a scandal.
Iranian Football Federationâ€™s anti-doping committee handed out six month bans to striker Saeed Daghighi and midfielder Faroogh Ekhtiarovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The two had tested positive after a match against Rah-Ahan in April of this year.
Also banned are team translator Reza Chalangar, and medic Moradali Teimouri. The two men were charged with providing the banned substances for the playersâ€™ consumption and were banned for four years from any involvement in any Iranian sports.
Furthermore, the club was hit with a three point deduction and a 25,000 Swiss Franc fine. The point deduction is to take affect at the beginning of the new season.
In a separate case, midfielders Afshin Komaei-Asgari of Esteghlal of Ahvaz and Ali Molaei of Mes FC of Kerman, who had tested positive earlier this year and were banned from football for one and two years respectively, lost their appeal and are to serve the full term of their original sentence.