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Eight months after being dropped out of Iran’s national football team because of playing against an Israeli club, Iranian midfielder Masoud Shojaei is now highly likely to return to the Team Melli.
The head of FIFA pledged to do his best to help resolve a dispute between Iran and Asian football's governing body AFC concerning the latter’s decisions in selecting the venue for Asian Champions League matches between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League professional soccer club Persepolis has clinched an emphatic win against Football Club Nasaf of Uzbekistan in the group stage of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League.
Javier Poves Gómez, a Spanish football coach, says Iran’s national football team has the potential for turning into a powerhouse in the next ten years.
Qatari Football Federation officials are planning to visit Iran’s Kish Island to prepare the grounds for the Persian Gulf resort’s hosting of Qatar 2022 World Cup teams.
An Iranian cleric studying advanced jurisprudence also works as a top football referee and martial arts instructor.
Saudi and Emirati officials say their football teams in the AFC Champions League will neither play in Iran, nor in Qatar.
Iran’s national football team has been drawn with football powerhouses of Europe, Portugal and Spain, as well as Morocco in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Michel Salgado, the former captain of Real Madrid football team, has donated one of his signed shirts to raise funds for the quake-hit Iranians in the western province of Kermanshah.