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Navad (, meaning ninety - 90 min.) is an Iranian, Persian language, popular weekly television program broadcast by Channel 3 in Iran. The host of the program is Adel Ferdosipour. The main subject of the program is the football matches played in the Persian Gulf Pro League every week.

Every episode has two guests, one who analyzes the technical aspects of the matches, and the other discusses the referee's decisions and errors. On some shows, famous football players are invited and interviewed as well. (Analyzor has currently replaced by an analyze segment) Navad show contains segments like "With the Legionnaires" (reporting on the Iranian footballers playing abroad), "Navad News" (the latest news about football in Iran) and polls (sometimes prediction of the upcoming matches) which could be contributed via SMS or Navad official app on iOS and Android.

Since 1 January 2009, extraordinary activities on this program (mainly criticizing the football federation openly) there has been rumors of politics getting directly involved in the program, forcing the reporter to encourage or discourage certain subjects and putting limits on how far a discussion can go. Although not being officially covered by the mass media, several caricaturists have drawn controversial cartoons about this program which were published on blogs and certain magazines.

Since 2015-16 series, the analyze team of the program, scores the players of Persian Gulf Pro League each week and overall, on the style of Kicker, from 1.0 (best) to 6.0 (worst).

Starting 2016-17 series, Navad website launched a football manager online game using stats of the players contributing in the Iran Pro League, entitled Football Fantasy.