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.
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.
PLDC – Iranian international midfielder Omid Ebrahimi has been reportedly linked with a move to Al Ahli of Qatar football club.
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.
Tehran Times - Iran national football team are sweating on Ashkan Dejagah’s fitness ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Tasnim - Iran national football team's head coach Carlos Queiroz says US Company Nike should apologize to Iranian players for its “arrogant conduct”.
PLDC - Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has wished Team Melli all the best in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Tehran Times - Iran national football team Carlos Queiroz says they are completely ready to meet Morocco at the 2018 World Cup opener.
PLDC – Newly-appointed Tractor Sazi coach John Toshack says he wants to win Iran Professional League (IPL) with the Iranian team.
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.
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.
AFC - Alireza Faghani says Asian referees will walk tall in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
PLDC – Defensive midfielder Kamal Kamyabinia signed a new contract to commit himself to Persepolis football team for another three years.