Iran on the verge of making history in World Cup

Team Melli

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.

Mohammad Ansari Extends Contract With Persepolis

Mohammad Ansari

PLDC – Persepolis defender Mohammad Ansari has extended his contract with the club for three more years. 

Germany loss a warning for Spain ahead of Iran clash

Spain - Russia 2018

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.

Iran’s Cheshmi misses 2018 World Cup

Rouzbeh Cheshmi - Morocco

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.

Fernando Hierro confirms David De Gea will start against Iran

David De Gea - Iran

Onefootball - Spain boss Fernando Hierro has confirmed that David De Gea will start their next match against Iran on Wednesday.

Zob Ahan Reaches Agreement With Honduran Eddie Hernandez

PLDC – Iranian football club Zob Ahan has reached an agreement with Honduran striker Eddie Hernandez. 

Faghani atop referees at World Cup

Alireza Faghani - Germany v Mexico

MNA - According to, 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.


Sardar Azmoun

AP - It was on a cold night of November two years ago that Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun displayed his class to the world.

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.