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What is national sport of Iran?

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Freestyle wrestling has been traditionally regarded as Iran's national sport, however today, football is the most popular sport in Iran. Because of economic sanctions, the annual government's budget for sport was about $80 million in 2010 or about $1 per person.

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The national sport of Iran is Varzesh-e Pahlavani, which is a traditional Iranian martial art that combines elements of strength training, calisthenics, grappling, and poetry.

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