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.

Iran have chance of beating Morocco: Carlos Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz

Tehran Times – Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz is optimistic over their opening World Cup match against Morocco, scheduled for the 67,000-seater St. Petersburg Stadium on Friday.

Tractor Sazi Captain Kiani Joins Sepahan

Mehdi Kiani - Sepahan

PLDC – Sepahan football club has signed Tractor Sazi captain Mehdi Kiani ion Thursday.

Problems mount for Iran at World Cup

Carlos Queiroz - Angry

AP - First, they were picked in possibly the toughest group at the World Cup. Then they failed to attract any high-quality opposition in friendly matches.

Brighton negotiate £22m Alireza Jahanbakhsh move; three years after he snubbed Seagulls

Alireza Jahanbakhsh - Brighton

HITC - Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion could reportedly splash the cash with AZ Alkmaar winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh in demand.

Trump Told FIFA The US' Travel Ban Will Be Waived For 2026 World Cup [VIDEO]

2026 World Cup

Kivitv - North America won the right to host the 2026 World Cup, and it may have the White House to thank to sway the skeptics.

Arzani sticks by Nike despite the company withdrawing boots to Iran

Daniel Arzani

SMH - Socceroos' starlet Daniel Arzani will continue to honour his contract with Nike despite the sports manufacturer refusing to supply Iranian players with football boots for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Liverpool target Hakim Ziyech and Alireza Jahanbakhsh two exciting talents as Morocco take on Iran


Sport360 - Morocco take on Iran in the opening match of Group B in Russia on Saturday. And while most fans and pundits will salivate over the two super powers in Spain and Portugal, there’s plenty to marvel at in the other two teams.