Ifpnews - Iran Football Federation, in a letter to FIFA, has stressed that the two players who appeared in a football match against an Israeli team have not been dropped from the Iranian national football team.
Reuters - Iran's Football Federation last week strongly condemned the participation of two players, but prominent football players and many ordinary Iranians have backed the two on social media, saying they had no choice but to take part in the game.
FIFA - Figures tend to play an important role in football, but for Mohammad Sharifi, one number stands out above all the rest: 16. That is the number that brought him a significant amount of luck in 2016, which ended up being an exceptional year for the young Iranian.
middleeastmonitor - Iraq’s World Cup qualifier against the United Arab Emirates next month has been moved to the Jordanian capital Amman from Tehran, Iran, an Iraq Football Association (IFA) spokesman told Reuters yesterday.
TASS- The Russian Football Union (RFU) and the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) have reached an agreement to hold a friendly football match between the two national teams in Russia on October 10, a source close to the situation told TASS on Friday.
Reuters - Two Iranian soccer players have been dropped from the national team as punishment for playing against an Israeli side for their Greek club, a senior Iranian sports ministry official told state TV on Thursday.
PTV - Iranian defender Meysam Majidi has joined Qatari professional football club al-Shamal, which is currently playing in the Persian Gulf kingdom’s first tier of football league competition – known as Qatar Stars League.