Iran must invest to avoid 2018 FIFA World Cup disappointment, says coach Carlos Queiroz

Reuters - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has urged the country’s authorities to commit more funding to the preparations for next year’s World Cup finals or risk elimination in the group stages yet again.


AFC - Al Ahli and Persepolis go into the second leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium on Tuesday with the tie tantalisingly poised after the sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in last month’s first leg.

Flowers are part of Iranians’ daily life: Carlos Queiroz

Tehran Times - Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz says that flowers are an integrated part of Persians’ daily life.

Protesters hacked Azadi Stadium’s website

NCR - A number of protesters hacked the Azadi Stadium’s website on September 6, 2017, after Iranian women were not allowed to enter the stadium to watch the football match between the national teams of Iran and Syria the day before. This is while Syrian women had entered the stadium to watch the game.

Russia vs. Iran to Be Played at Kazan Arena

Tasnim - The Russian national football team will host Iran at Kazan Arena in a friendly match in October.


AFC - Mehdi Taremi believes a never-say-die attitude can help Persepolis achieve their goal of becoming the first side from the Islamic Republic of Iran to lift the AFC Champions League.

Esteghlal Advances to Iran’s Hazfi Cup Round of 16 [VIDEO]

Tasnim - Esteghlal of Tehran booked a place in the Iran’s Hazfi Cup Round of 16 after defeating First Division Gol Gohar Sirjan 2-1 on Friday.

Jose Mourinho must end Manchester United title drought this season: Carlos Queiroz

Reuters - Jose Mourinho must lead Manchester United to the English title this season if he is to re-establish the culture that under-pinned the success of the Alex Ferguson era, the Scotsman’s former right-hand man Carlos Queiroz has told Reuters.

Persepolis Defeats IPL Rock Bottom Gostaresh Foolad [VIDEO]

Tasnim - Persepolis football team defeated Gostaresh Foolad 3-0 in Iran Professional League (IPL) week 5 on Thursday.

Ali Karimi Named Iran's Sanate Naft Talaieh Coach

Tasnim - Ali Karimi has been named as head coach of Sanate Naft Talaieh Football Club.

Iran’s Reza Kordi Parts Company with Myanmar Futsal Team

Tasnim - Reza Kordi, Iranian futsal head coach of Myanmar, has resigned from his role in support of the Rohingya.

Iranian Top Official Denies Match-Fixing in Iran-Syria Match

Tasnim - Head of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Mehdi Taj has denied match-fixing claims between Iran and Syria teams.

Iranian Women Angered As Syrian Female Fans Allowed Into Soccer Match

Rferl - A double standard by Iranian authorities -- who allow foreign women to attend male sporting events while banning Iranian women -- came under fire during a World Cup qualifying soccer match between Iran and Syria.