Lippi and China face toughest test yet in Iran

AP - If Marcello Lippi and China are to have any chance of going to the 2018 World Cup then they are going to have to pass what is currently the toughest test in Asian soccer — a game against Iran in front of 100,000 fans in Tehran.

Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back

FIFA - Tuesday's matchday 7 in Asia could see Carlos Queiroz's take another major step towards Russia 2018 by strengthening their position at the Group A summit.

Iran fans get free entry for World Cup qualifier against China

Albawaba - Iran's football federation FFI has made Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against China free for spectators, ISNA news agency reported in Tehran on Saturday.

EurAsia Beach Soccer Cup to Be Held in Iran

Tasnim - After the success of the Persian Beach Soccer Cup in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, the EurAsia Beach Soccer Cup is also planned to be held in Iran.

Iran Loses to Russia in Women’s U-19 Football Tournament

Tasnim - Iran lost to Russia in the women’s U-19 football tournament “Kuban Spring” on Friday.

I am very sad, says Fossati, after Qatar lose to Iran in Doha

GulfTimes - Qatar’s 1-0 home defeat against Iran yesterday has left the hugely ambitious country’s 2018 World Cup dreams in tatters.

Carlos Queiroz - Qatar coaching staff lack ethics

Goal - The former Real Madrid manager was disappointed with the behaviour of his opposite number…

Marcello Lippi is good for Asian football, says Iran coach Carlos Queiroz as the two prepare to lock horns

Scmp - Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tehran is not just between Iran and China but is a meeting between two of the highest-profile coaches ever to work in Asian football. Carlos Queiroz is looking forward to locking horns with Marcello Lippi.

RUSSIA 2018 ASIAN QUALIFIERS: QATAR 0-1 IRAN [VIDEO]

AFC - Mehdi Taremi’s goal extended Islamic Republic of Iran’s unbeaten run in Asia’s qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup finals to six games after a 1-0 away victory over Qatar on Thursday.

Iran Earns Third Successive Win in Russian Women Football Event

Tasnim - Iran seized its third victory in a row in the women’s U-19 football tournament “Kuban Spring” on Wednesday.

THE CHALLENGES OF ENFORCING FIFA'S RULES ON OVERDUE PAYABLES: THE IRANIAN CASES OF ESTEGHLAL FC & TRAKTOR SAZI FC

Lawinsport - On 23 January 2015, FIFA issued Circular Letter no.1468 (Circular), implementing some additions and amendments to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) and the Rules Governing the Procedures of the Players' Status Committee (PSC) and the Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC).

Sardar Azmoun: I was right to stay at Rostov despite Liverpool interest

ESPN - Sardar Azmoun has said he made the right decision to stay at Russian club FC Rostov despite interest from clubs including Liverpool during the January window.

Iran Boasts An Overwhelming Record against Qatar: FIFA

Tasnim - The Iranian national football team boasts an overwhelming record against the Qataris, according to FIFA.