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Iran Beats Algeria in FIFA World Cup Warm-up

The Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has defeated Algeria in a friendly fixture as part of its preparations for the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.

Saudi-led Bloc Wants Qatar to Abandon World Cup Hosting to Lift...

The Arab countries that imposed a blockade on Qatar have asked Doha to give up its right to host the football world cup in 2022 in exchange for lifting of the siege, a Qatari official claimed.

Iranian Midfielder Shojaei Closer to National Team More than Ever

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.

Political Issues Should Not Affect Sports: Iran’s President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with visiting President of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino highlighted the key role of sport in fostering ties between nations.

FIFA Chief Vows to Work for Settling Iran-Saudi Venue Dispute

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 Football Team to Turn into Powerhouse in 10 Years: Spanish...

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.

Queiroz Happy with Iran’s FIFA World Cup Draw

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says he is personally happy to be drawn with Spain and Portugal.

Iran Drawn with Portugal, Spain in 2018 FIFA World Cup

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.

Football Int’l Language for All: World Cup Draw Hostess

A Russian journalist picked to host the ceremony for the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup says she is very excited.

Iran to Shine in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: Italian Website

An Italian website has predicted that Iran’s national football team will achieve significant success in FIFA World Cup 2018 due to be held in Russia.