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Iran Bids Farewell to FIFA World Cup with Heads Held High

Iran’s national football squad failed to advance to the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after being held 1-1 by Portugal, although it delivered an impressive performance and came so close to causing a stunning upset on a night of high drama.

Iranian Woman Makes Football with Flags of All World Cup Teams

An Iranian woman from the city of Yazd has made a football on which the flags of 32 countries participating in FIFA World Cup 2018 can be seen.
Saeid Ezatollahi

“Iranian Footballers Have Nothing to Lose against Portugal”

Iranian midfielder Saeid Ezatollahi is hopeful Iran could emerge victorious in its Monday match against Portugal in the 2018 World Cup, as Iran’s football squad is poised not to lose its first real opportunity in history to advance to the knockout stage of the world’s most popular sport event.   

Portugal Not Over-Reliant on Ronaldo: Head Coach

Portugal coach Fernando Santos has dismissed the suggestion that his team relied too much on Cristiano Ronaldo and said they worked hard to function as a unit as they prepared to face Iran in their decisive World Cup Group B match on Monday.

Iran’s Abadan, Number-One Fan of Brazil in FIFA World Cup

There is a city in south-western Iran whose football fans are quite different from all their compatriots. For these people, it is not the Iranian football team that they care most about, but it is the Brazilian team! The city is named Abadan.

Iranian Police Forces in Russia to Help Team Melli’s Fans

Iran has sent a number of police officers to Russia to help the Iranian football fans and cooperate with Russian security forces in establishing security and order during the FIFA World Cup 2018, a security official said.

UN’s Gary Lewis Still Caring about Iranians despite End of Mission

Gary Lewis, the UN’s former coordinator in Tehran who is now serving in Kenya, recently praised the Iranian national football team for its impressive performance at the FIFA World Cup, showing how much he still cares about the Iranian nation and their feelings.

Tehran Hosts Largest Gathering of Iranian Yogis

Baam-e Tehran in the north of the Iranian capital recently hosted the largest gathering of Iranian Yoga practitioners to mark the International Yoga Day.

Iranian Designer Talks of Her Collaboration with FIFA World Cup Google Doodle

Rashin Kheiriyeh, an Iranian graphic designer, has talked about her experience of designing Google’s FIFA World Cup doodle for the Iranian national football team.

Iranian Women, Real Winners of Iran-Spain Match in FIFA World Cup

Iranian women on Wednesday were finally allowed to go to the Azadi Stadium in Tehran for the first time after the 1979 Revolution to watch Iran’s superb performance against Spain along with men.

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