Ezatolahi to miss campaign opener due to FIFA ban

Saeid Ezatolahi

IANS - Iran's national football team on Wednesday were preparing for their opening FIFA World Cup game without star defensive midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi, who is serving a two-game ban.

Omid Ebrahimi To Join Al Ahli Of Qatar?

Omid Ebrahimi

PLDC – Iranian international midfielder Omid Ebrahimi has been reportedly linked with a move to Al Ahli of Qatar football club.

Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui as Fernando Hierro takes over

Julen Lopetegui

The Guardian - The Spanish national team has been plunged into crisis after the coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked just two days before their opening World Cup game against Portugal in Sochi, with director of football Fernando Hierro named as his replacement.

Iran sweating on Ashkan Dejagah’s fitness

Ashkan Dejagah

Tehran Times - Iran national football team are sweating on Ashkan Dejagah’s fitness ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Nike Should Apologize to Iran: Carlos Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz - Nike

Tasnim - Iran national football team's head coach Carlos Queiroz says US Company Nike should apologize to Iranian players for its “arrogant conduct”.

Andrea Pirlo Wishes Team Melli All The Best In World Cup

Andrea Pirlo - Iran

PLDC - Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has wished Team Melli all the best in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

It’s time for Iranian players to express excitement, coach says

Carlos Queiroz

Tehran Times - Iran national football team Carlos Queiroz says they are completely ready to meet Morocco at the 2018 World Cup opener.

John Toshack Eyes Title At Iran Professional League

John Toshack

PLDC – Newly-appointed Tractor Sazi coach John Toshack says he wants to win Iran Professional League (IPL) with the Iranian team. 

Iran’s Best Scorer to Miss the Game against Morocco

Mehdi Taremi

Morocco World News - Iran’s best scorer, Mehdi Taremi, may miss his first World Cup game against Morocco, Friday June 15, on the second day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Iranian Fans Prepare For 2018 World Cup

Iranian fans in Moscow

PLDC – With three days remaining until the 2018 World Cup starts in Russia, the Iranian fans cannot wait to see Team Melli’s games in the competition. 

Asian referees among the world's best, says Faghani

Alireza Faghani

AFC - Alireza Faghani says Asian referees will walk tall in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Kamal Kamyabinia Signs Three-Year Contract Extension

Kamal Kamyabinia

PLDC – Defensive midfielder Kamal Kamyabinia signed a new contract to commit himself to Persepolis football team for another three years.

Mehdi Sharifi Joins Persepolis

Mehdi Sharifi

PLDC – Mehdi Sharifi joined Persepolis football team on Saturday.