Coach responsible for Iran's loss at World Cup

Carlos Queiroz

Tehran Times - Iran national football team, headed by Carlos Queiroz, suffered their worst World Cup result on Monday, losing to England 6-2 in Group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Alireza Beiranvand not fit for Wales match

Alireza Beiranvand

Tehran Times - Iran national football team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand will most likely miss the match against Wales at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.



Eurosport - Sardar Azmoun's goals were the main reason why Iran qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. After the tournament, however, the once-celebrated hero was confronted with hostility, and four days after the preliminary round exit, he drew a line in the sand.

Iran players feeling strain of protests, says coach Queiroz

Iran England Fans

AFP – Carlos Queiroz admitted Iran's players are feeling the strain of protests in the Islamic republic after they suffered a heavy 6-2 defeat by England in their World Cup Group B opener on Monday.

England Crushes Iran 6-2 in 2022 World Cup Opener [VIDEO]

Iran England

Yahoo - The Three Lions got three points in their first Group B match with a dominant 6-2 victory over Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on Monday. 

Iran players opt not to sing national anthem at World Cup [VIDEO]

Iran England

Reuters - Iran's national soccer team chose not to sing their country's anthem before their opening World Cup match against England on Monday, in an apparent show of support for protesters back home.

Ehsan Hajsafi offers support to bereaved families in Iran ahead of England game [VIDEO]

Ehsan Hajsafi

Independent - Iran captain Ehsan Hajsafi called for change and sent condolences to bereaved families ahead of a World Cup opener against England that pales into insignificance given the human rights atrocities taking place at home.

Raphael Claus appointed Iran, England match referee

Raphael Claus

Tehran Times - Brazilian referee Raphael Claus will referee the match between Iran and England in Group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Defends Islamic Republic’s Presence In World Cup

Gianni Infantino Qatar

Iranintl - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has defended the presence of the Iranian national soccer team at the World Cup in Qatar despite calls for dropping the team over the crackdown on protests.

Sardar Azmoun fit for 2022 World Cup opener

Sardar Azmoun

Tehran Times - Sardar Azmoun will be fit for Iran’s opening match with England, slated for Monday in Group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Iran not scared of England at 2022 World Cup

Iran England 2022

Tehran Times - With just one day remaining to the 2022 FIFA World Cup starts, Iran are not scared of facing Group B favorites England.

Jahanbakhsh accuses English media of trying to destabilise Iran at World Cup [VIDEO]

Theguardian - In a press conference that at times resembled a diplomatic high-wire act, Iran’s captain, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, accused the English media of setting out to destabilise his team by asking questions about the protests raging back home.

Iran’s players will be allowed to protest at World Cup – Carlos Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz

Theathletic - Iran’s players will be allowed to protest at the World Cup in Qatar, according to their manager Carlos Queiroz.