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.
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.
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.
Tehran Times - Iran national football team striker Reza Ghoochannejhad has retired from international duty on Wednesday.
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.
Theargus - Albion target Alireza Jahanbakhsh will make up his mind about his future following Iran’s unfortunate exit from the World Cup.
PLDC – Iran national football team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand says ex-Netherlands custodian Edwin van der Sar is his childhood idol.
Tehran Times - Iran national football team returned home early Wednesday amid warm reception by the Iranian fans.
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.
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.
AP - Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group.
PLDC – Esteghlal coach Winfried Schaefer believes Iran has the potential to defeat Portugal.
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.