Thursday, June 1, 2023

2018 FIFA World Cup

Iranian Female Referee to Appear in Men’s Futsal World Cup

An Iranian woman will be the first female referee of the country to appear in the FIFA world cup.

Iran Trounces Bahrain 3-0 in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

Iran’s national football team have thrashed Bahrain 3-0 in the return match of the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup scheduled to be held in China.

Iran Hires Marc Wilmots as New Manager of Team Melli

The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran has reached a final agreement with Belgian manager Marc Wilmots, and signed a contract with him as the new head of Iran’s National Football Team until the end of FIFA World Cup 2022.

Iran to Host Some 2022 World Cup Teams If FIFA Agrees: Qatar

A Qatari official says some of the teams participating in the FIFA World Cup 2022 may be accommodated in Iran’s Kish Island as the Arab country lacks enough accommodation facilities to host all the guests.

Belgium Highly Dangerous in Counterattacks: AFC Instructor

An Iranian instructor of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) says the Belgian national football team has a great chance for success in the 2018 FIFA World Cup thanks to its players’ great capabilities and mental power.

Watching FIFA World Cup Match Only Result of Netanyahu’s Moscow Visit

A London-based pan-Arab paper says Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu who visited Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin left the country with empty hands.

FIFA to Sue Saudi Channel for Illegally Broadcasting World Cup

FIFA, the governing body of association football, said on Wednesday it has engaged legal counsel to take action in Saudi Arabia against television channel beoutQ, which is widely available in the kingdom, for continuing to illegally broadcast the 2018 World Cup.

Iranian Referee Still Hopeful to Officiate FIFA World Cup Final

Iranian football referee Alireza Faghani still has a good chance to be appointed as the main judge of the FIFA World Cup’s final match thanks to his excellent performance during the international tournament.

Team Melli Receives Warm Reception upon Return to Tehran

A huge crowd of fans flocked to Imam Khomeini International Airport in southern Tehran at 4 am to give a very warm welcome to the national Iranian football team, which returned home after showing a brilliant performance at the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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.

“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.

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.

World Praises Iran for ‘Heroic’ Performance against Spain despite Narrow Loss

The Iranian national football team lost its Wednesday match against Spain 1-0 while many football fans across the world believed it deserved at least a draw against former world champions in their second match in FIFA World Cup 2018.

Israeli Website Suddenly Finds Pretext to Harm Iran Football Team!

In a strange and hostile move, an Israeli website has called on FIFA to ban Iranian national football striker Mehdi Taremi from playing in World Cup 2018 for his last year’s tweet.

Iranians Not Supermen, but Can Do Super Things: Queiroz

Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz says although they have not supermen against Spain but they can do super things.

Tehran’s Cafes, Movie Theatres Favourite Hangouts for Football Fans

Cafes and movie theatres in Tehran and many other parts of Iran have turned into popular hangouts for Iranian boys and girls who sit together to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 matches these days.

Iranian Minister Urges FIFA to Pay Its Frozen Money

Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Massoud Soltanifar has called on the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to release the Islamic Republic’s frozen money as soon as possible.

Iranian Footballers Empathize with Moroccan Striker Who Scored Own Goal

A number of Iranian footballers have identified with the National Moroccan Team’s forward, who scored an own goal in their World Cup match with Iran.

Iranians Pour into Streets to Celebrate World Cup Win

Iranian people from all walks of life took to streets on Friday to celebrate the Team Melli's 1-0 victory over Morocco in their first FIFA World Cup match.

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