Best and Worst: 2018 World Cup group stage

Carlos Queiroz

Sport24 - With the conclusion of the World Cup group stage Sport24 looks back at some of the best and worst performers so far at Russia 2018.

Team Melli Needs Peace And Friendship

Carlos Queiroz - Angry

PLDC – Just one day after knocking out of the 2018 World Cup, Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz hit out at Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic and said he was one of the reasons Iran went out on the group stages.

Iran striker Azmoun quits national team citing insults

Sardar Azmoun

Reuters - Iran striker Sardar Azmoun announced his retirement from international football on Thursday, saying he had decided to quit the national team because insults aimed at the 23-year-old had ruined his mother's health.

Iran’s Ghoochannejhad quits international duty

Reza Ghoochannejhad Retired

Tehran Times - Iran national football team striker Reza Ghoochannejhad has retired from international duty on Wednesday.

Portugal have more history than Cristiano Ronaldo - Carlos Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz - Ronaldo

ESPN - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has said there is more to Portugal than Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid decided not to speak to him after the teams' World Cup game on Monday.

Decision time looms for Albion target Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Alireza Jahanbakhsh - Albion

Theargus - Albion target Alireza Jahanbakhsh will make up his mind about his future following Iran’s unfortunate exit from the World Cup.

Edwin Van Der Sar Is My Idol: Alireza Beiranvand

Alireza Beiranvand - Ronaldo

PLDC – Iran national football team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand says ex-Netherlands custodian Edwin van der Sar is his childhood idol.

Team Melli return home amid warm welcome

Team Melli Back from Russia

Tehran Times - Iran national football team returned home early Wednesday amid warm reception by the Iranian fans.

Iranian coach Queiroz explains why Ronaldo was not sent off

Cristiano Ronaldo - Iran

Fcnaija - Iranian coach Carlos Queiroz has explained why Cristiano Ronaldo was not sent off during the 1-1 clash against Iran in the last Group B game of the World Cup on Monday evening.

Iran’s Carlos Queiroz berates Fifa over Cristiano Ronaldo VAR escape

Queiroz VAR

Theguardian - An angry Carlos Queiroz lashed out at Fifa and the VAR system after his Iran team’s 1-1 draw with Portugal and elimination from the World Cup, suggesting the referee could have received instructions not to send off Cristiano Ronaldo during a VAR review for an elbow late in the game.

Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran [VIDEO]

Karim Goal against Portugal

AP - Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group.

Iran Could Beat Portugal: Winfried Schafer

Winfried Schafer - Omid Ebrahimi

PLDC – Esteghlal coach Winfried Schaefer believes Iran has the potential to defeat Portugal. 

Iranian fans won’t let Cristiano Ronaldo sleep [VIDEO]

Cristiano Ronaldo - Iran Fans

larrybrownsports - Iran faces a huge test with a chance to get out of the group if they manage to beat Portugal on Monday, and their fans are doing everything they can to help their team.