Iranian Minister Urges FIFA to Pay Its Frozen Money

Massoud Soltanifar - Morocco

Ifpnews - Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Massoud Soltanifar has called on the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to release the Islamic Republic’s frozen money as soon as possible.

Nike says Iran World Cup saga is 'misleading'

Without Nike

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.

We Are Proud Of Carlos Queiroz: Karim Ansarifard

Karim Ansarifard and Carlos Queiroz

PLDC – Iran national football team player Karim Ansarifard says they learn from their Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz and are proud of him.

Quieroz pays tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson after late Iran World Cup win: 'That was like Fergie Time and it was for Sir Alex'

 Iran v Morocco

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.

Beiranvand: We won't make it easy for Spain

Alireza Beiranvand - Morocco

Marca - World Cup Group B is currently being led by Iran and their goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand is determined to keep it that way.

Iran players hoping Queiroz new contract can be agreed

Carlos Queiroz

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.

Carlos Queiroz hails Iran’s opening World Cup win over Morocco as ‘beautiful’

Carlos Queiroz - Iran Morocco

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.

Iran players call out Nike after Morocco win for taking away squad's shoes

Iran Morocco without nike

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.

Ghoochannejhad used Instagram to console the Moroccan player who scored game-deciding own goal

Aziz Bouhaddouz

TrainIsland - “I don’t know you personally but in life, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Don’t let this owngoal bring you down.”

Iran fans unfurl banner at World Cup in support of women

Support Iranian Women to Attend Stadiums

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.

Iran beat Morocco in injury time [VIDEO]

Morocco v Iran

Mirror - The St Pauli striker headed into his own net to hand the Asian side a shock win in St Petersburg.

Tractor Sazi Denies Samuel Eto'o Link

Samuel Eto'o

PLDC – Tractor Sazo football club of Iran has dismissed reports that it is trying to sign Samuel Eto'o.

Difficult For Ronaldo To Reach My Record: Ali Daei

Daei - Cristiano Ronaldo

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.