Iran captain reinstated after ban

AFP - Iran's football captain Masoud Shojaei was banned from playing for his country, following a match with his Greek club Panionios against Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv FC.

Match-fixing fears raised over Iran-Sierra Leone friendly

BBC - A friendly between Sierra Leone and World Cup qualifiers Iran last month could be the subject of a match-fixing inquiry, the BBC has learned.

Algeria Match Will Help Team Melli: Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Tasnim - Iran national football team winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh says the upcoming friendly match against Algeria can be helpful for Team Melli in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

I will return to Iran after Norouz: Marco Octavio

Tehran Times - Marco Octávio Simoes Barbosa (or simply Marco Octavio) says he will come back to Iran after Persian New Year (Norouz).

Iran Lawmaker Slams Appearance of Footballer Who Played Israeli Club

AFP - A conservative lawmaker in Iran slammed the sports federation on Sunday for allowing star footballer Masoud Shojaei to return to the international squad despite appearing against an Israeli team last year.

We must learn from Tunisia defeat: Reza Ghoochannejhad

TEHRAN TIMES - Iran national football team striker Reza Ghoochannejhad says that they learn from defeat against Tunisia and get stronger and improve.

IR Iran will be physically ready, says Queiroz [VIDEO]

AFC - Islamic Republic of Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz believes his charges are better equipped to make it past the group stage of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in June than four years ago in Brazil. 

Iran U-19s claim win in Russia


AFC - The Islamic Republic of Iran’s U-19 women’s national team ended the Russia-based Kuban Spring tournament with a flourish, defeating Romania 2-1.

Morale-boosting win for Tunisia in friendly against Iran [VIDEO]

Reuters - A fortunate own goal handed Tunisia a 1-0 victory over Iran in their friendly clash on a waterlogged pitch in Tunis on Friday, in what was a morale boosting result for the World Cup-bound north Africans.

Team Melli will make Iranians proud in World Cup

Tehran Times - We all hope the best for Team Melli, but the Reality shows that according to World rankings, Group B is considered the hardest group in World Cup 2018 held in Russia.

Manchester United target among tips in Football INDEX World Cup special

WhoScored - One of the stars of this season’s Eredivisie campaign has refreshingly not been a player from Ajax or PSV.

Morocco Striker Azaro Says Match against Iran Is Difficult

Tasnim - Morocco national football team striker Walid Azaro says that the match against Iran in the 2018 World Cup will not be an easy game.

Iran Comes Third at “Kuban Spring-2018”

Tasnim - Iran women's U-19 football team finished in third place at the “Kuban Spring-2018” held in Sochi, Russia.