Alexandra-Sofia Kalouli is the wife of Iranian professional footballer Karim Ansarifard.
Sofia herself is a businesswoman by her profession. She also works as the managing director at IMEQ Center.
She was born in Greece, so she is a Greek citizen by nationality.
Marriage And Children
Alexandra is married to her husband, Karim Ansarifard. She married her husband in 2018 at Vouliagmeni.
A year after their marriage, they welcomed their first child, daughter Serena.
How Did Sofia Meet Karim?
Sofia met her footballer husband in Glyfada, Greece. Shortly after meeting and knowing each other, they started dating.
Sometime after their dating, Sofia got a proposal from Karim.
Her husband Karim proposed to her with a diamond ring while they were in Austria.
They were on vacation with family, and Karim proposed to her in front of their parents.
Age And Net Worth
Sofia's age and net worth are unknown; however, she celebrates her birthday in March of every year.
Talking about net worth, her husband has a net worth of $3 Million.
Karim Convinced Iran Football Federation
Karim’s national team coach Carlos Queiroz decided to leave the team from coaching after being provided a six-month contract as an extension.
Being on the team for nine years in 2018, he wanted a long-term contract.
But the federation of Iran football decided to offer him six months of extension.
Carlos hence wanted to leave the club. But being part of Iran's national team for nine years, Karim was not okay with Carlos going.
Also, Carlos's coaching got Iran a win in the World Cup 2018, their first win after 20 years.
So, Karim really wanted him to be a part of the team until the end of his career.
He talked to the Iran football federation to consider their contract and to do what’s possible to bring the coach back to the team.
Karim's Goal Was Not Valid According To Shearer
In the 2018 World Cup group stage match, Portugal was about to be at the top of the group stage with the maximum point.
They were about to beat the Spanish national team based on points.
They only had to win against Iran, which they were sure of winning as they had an early lead in the match, and the time was going to get to its end.
Everything went fine until the referee called a handball, and Iran's side got a penalty.
Karim himself took the penalty, and he managed to score a goal.
Portugal ended up with a draw and 2nd place in the group stage.
But the former English captain Shearer denied considering Karim's goal as he believed it was an invalid penalty.
He said it was an unintentional handball where the defender had his eyes closed because of the close shot.
So, the referee had no right to give the handball call.
Karim Doesn’t Feel Good About Being Famous
Karim was asked about his feelings about being such a famous football player in an interview.
He said that being famous has its pros and cons. He loves that he is recognized in any place he goes, and people appreciate him and his job all the time.
He is always in people's eyes, which is fascinating for him.
But with all of the famous stuff, he said that being famous was not great.
He revealed that the private life he wants is impossible because he is famous.
His privacy is always spoiled due to his job. He revealed that it was uncomfortable to get exposure anywhere he went.
Karim Thinks Cristiano Ronaldo Is The Best Player
When asked about the best player in the world, he took the name, Cristiano Ronaldo.
He didn’t think a second before taking the name. Moreover, he expressed that Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the football players who worked very hard and a perfect example for all the players who want to be fit for football.
He is inspired by the work that Ronaldo puts on to be in the shape he maintains. Karim also wants to be like Cristiano in terms of work.
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