FIFA - Today is a historic and festive day for football, a real breakthrough.
AFC - Kashima Antlers were crowned AFC Champions League winners for the first time after a goalless stalemate with Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis at the Azadi Stadium on Saturday saw the Japanese side wrap up a 2-0 aggregate scoreline following their first leg victory in Japan last week.
BeachSoccer - Iran are the 2018 champions of the 2018 Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup in Dubai after a decisive win against, three-time champs, Russia.
Tehran Times - Iran defeated Egypt 3-1 to qualify for the 2018 Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup final on Friday.
Nottinghampost - Karim Ansarifard is already showing exactly the kind of attitude that will be required if Nottingham Forest want to achieve success this season, says Tendayi Darikwa.
PLDC – Persepolis midfielder Omid Alishah missed the crucial match against Kashima Antlers due to a foot injury.
Reuters - Branko Ivankovic is banking on the influence of a sold-out Azadi Stadium to help his Persepolis side overcome a 2-0 first leg deficit when the Iranians host Japan's Kashima Antlers in the second leg of the Asian Champions League final on Saturday.
Thomson Reuters Foundation - World football's governing body FIFA said on Thursday it would work with Iran to end a long-running ban on women attending matches but offered no insight on when to expect the breakthrough.
Tehran Times - Iran advanced to the 2018 Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup semi-finals on Thursday.
Football.London - The defender is best known for his failed somersault throw-in for Iran during the summer's World Cup.
AP - FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura will meet women campaigning to be allowed into Saturday's Asian Champions League final in Iran where they are legally barred from stadiums.
AFC - Former Persepolis manager Afshin Ghotbi knows just what it feels like to savour glory at the Azadi Stadium, where the 2018 AFC Champions League final between the Islamic Republic of Iran giant and Kashima Antlers of Japan will be decided on Saturday.
Tehran Times - Iran defeated Tahiti 4-2 at the 2018 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup on Wednesday.