Usatoday - Nike responded defiantly on Sunday following criticism over its refusal to provide cleats for the Iran World Cup team – due to United States sanctions against the country.
PLDC – Iran national football team player Karim Ansarifard says they learn from their Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz and are proud of him.
Dailymail - Carlos Quieroz paid tribute to his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson as his Iran team grabbed a dramatic late victory over Morocco in 'Fergie Time' on Friday night.
Marca - World Cup Group B is currently being led by Iran and their goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand is determined to keep it that way.
fourfourtwo - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is set to leave his post at the end of the World Cup – but Karim Ansarifard hopes he can be persuaded to stay.
Press Association - Carlos Queiroz hailed a “beautiful” World Cup win for Iran as a stoppage-time own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz gave them a Group B victory over Morocco.
ESPN - Iran's Karim Ansarifard and Alireza Jahanbakhsh had strong words for Nike following their team's 1-0 win against Morocco to open the World Cup.
TrainIsland - “I don’t know you personally but in life, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Don’t let this owngoal bring you down.”
AP - Iranian fans at the national team's first game at the World Cup unfurled a banner protesting Iran's ban on women attending football matches back home.
Mirror - The St Pauli striker headed into his own net to hand the Asian side a shock win in St Petersburg.
PLDC – Tractor Sazo football club of Iran has dismissed reports that it is trying to sign Samuel Eto'o.
PLDC - Former Iranian striker Ali Daei believes it will take a long time Cristiano Ronaldo to beat his Iranian national team record of 109 goals in 149 games.
Tehran Times – Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz is optimistic over their opening World Cup match against Morocco, scheduled for the 67,000-seater St. Petersburg Stadium on Friday.