Tehran Times - It’s very difficult, but not impossible for Iran national football team to book a place at the FIFA World Cup knockout stage for the first time.
PLDC – Persepolis defender Mohammad Ansari has extended his contract with the club for three more years.
Reuters – Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still reverberating and they will need to keep the pedal firmly to the floor when they meet Iran on Wednesday.
MNA – Iranian national defender and midfielder Rouzbeh Cheshmi suffered an injury during Team Melli’s training session on Sunday and cannot play for Iran during 2018 World Cup anymore.
Onefootball - Spain boss Fernando Hierro has confirmed that David De Gea will start their next match against Iran on Wednesday.
PLDC – Iranian football club Zob Ahan has reached an agreement with Honduran striker Eddie Hernandez.
MNA - According to ratetheref.net, a referee ranking website, Iranian international referee Alireza Faghani has gained 4.84 points from 2564 votes and tops other referees of the 2018 World Cup till date.
AP - It was on a cold night of November two years ago that Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun displayed his class to the world.
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.
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.