American coach Dan Gaspar heads to third World Cup as Iran books Russia tickets

Socceramerica - Iran clinching a spot at the 2018 World Cup means American coach Dan Gaspar is heading to his third World Cup. Gaspar has for the last six years served as Iran’s goalkeeper coach and assistant to its Portuguese head coach, Carlos Queiroz.


AFC - Alireza Jahanbakhsh has his sights set on reaching at least the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 after the Islamic Republic of Iran achieved a “best qualification ever” following a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan on Monday.

Iran to Play Russia in Friendly

Tasnim - Team Melli will play a friendly match with 2018 World Cup host Russia.

Persepolis to play Werder Bremen in Tehran

Tehran Times - Iranian giant football team will reportedly host Bundesliga top flight Werder Bremen in September.

Uzbekistan’s Masharipov Linked with Esteghlal

Tasnim - Jaloliddin Masharipov has been linked with a move to Iran’s Esteghlal football team.

Iranians dance in streets as soccer team qualifies for 2018 World Cup [PHOTO]

Reuters - Tehran’s streets were filled with thousands of Iranians celebrating their men’s national football team’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, defying threats by Daesh to launch more extremist attacks in the country.


AFC - Goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi earned Islamic Republic of Iran their place at the finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year as Carlos Queiroz’s team downed Uzbekistan 2-0 at the Azadi Stadium on Monday.


AFC - Ali Daei was full of praise for coach Carlos Queiroz ahead of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier with Uzbekistan on Monday in a game that will see Team Melli qualify for the tournament should they secure all three points.

Amirhossein Peyrovani appointed as Iran U-23 coach

Tehran Times - Amirhossein Peyrovani has been named as new head coach of Iran’s U-23 football team.

Hassan Beyt Saeid Joins Esteghlal

Tasnim - Esteghlal Khuzestan striker Hassan Beyt Saeid has joined Esteghlal in the summer transfer on Sunday.

Minute's silence to be held before Iran World Cup qualifier

Tehran Times - A minute’s silence is set to be observed ahead of Monday’s World Cup qualifier between Iran and Uzbekistan as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in terror attacks in Tehran.

Fans are our 12th man against Uzbekistan: Carlos Queiroz

Tehran Times - Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz calls for fans to pack out Azadi Stadium for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan.

Werder Bremen Alexander Nouri comes to Tehran

Tehran Times - Werder Bremen Alexander Nouri has traveled to Tehran, capital of Iran on Sunday.