Iranian Women's Futsal Team Downs China in Friendly

Tasnim - Iran’s women’s futsal team defeated China 6-1 in a friendly match in Tehran, Iran on Wednesday.

Russia, Greece and the Netherlands boost Iran’s football stars as top European destinations

Tehran Times - Iran will travel to Russia this summer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, marking the first time in their history that the nation will compete in back-to-back tournaments of this nature.

FIFA rankings: Iran plunges three places down

PLDC - Iran national football team will plunge down the FIFA world ranking to 36th place.

Iran’s Esteghlal selects Qatar to host Saudi Arabian teams

PLDC - Iranian football club Esteghlal has selected Qatar as the neutral venue to host the Saudi Arabian teams at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League.

Queiroz: Tunisia, Algeria Style Similar to Morocco’s

Carlos Queiroz 

Tasnim - Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz says that it is important for them to face opponents with the same style, mentality and culture of the Moroccan national team.

Alireza Faghani Chosen to Officiate Ulsan Hyundai v Melbourne Victory

Tasnim - Iranian international referee Alireza Faghani was chosen to officiate a match between Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea and Australia’s Melbourne Victory in Group F of the AFC Champions League.

Iran outclass Riyad Mahrez and Algeria [VIDEO]

FoxsportsAsia - Iran produced a fine display on Tuesday as they continued to build towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 triumph over Algeria at the Merkur Arena in Graz.

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.

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