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Beaten by Iraq on penalties, Iran say goodbye to Asian Cup

Iran lost to Iraq in the AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals on penalties, failing to break a 39-year drought after winning three successive tournaments from 1968 to 1976.

Iran beat UAE 1-0, win top spot in AFC Asian Cup...

Iran beat the UAE 1-0 in their final Group C game, booking a spot in the Asian Cup quarterfinals.

Iran defeat Qatar 1-0 to secure a place in Asian Cup...

The National Iranian soccer team defeated Qatar 1-0 on Thursday to secure a place in the Asian Cup quarter-finals.

Carlos Queiroz expects difficult match against Qatar

The Iranian national football team coach says that Qatar is a good team and the match against them is a big challenge for Iran.

Iranian players fire two shots at sanctions

The Portuguese coach of Iran's national soccer team Carlos Queiroz has dismissed sanctions as an unfair tool victimizing his squad.

Iran defeat Bahrain 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup 2015

Iran defeat Bahrain 2-0 in their opener at the AFC Asian Cup 2015 in Australia. Iran are now second in the group standing.

Ali Daei sends a message to Iranian national soccer squad and...

Ali Daei, the world’s all-time leading goal scorer, has sent a message to Iran’s national soccer team captain, wishing him and the squad every success in the 2015 Asian Cup.

A dress with a message of peace and solidarity with the...

An Iranian dress designer makes a traditional dress to be a representative of Iranian culture in the Asian Cup 2015.

Palestine, Iran’s second rival before Asian Cup

Iran will take on Palestine in an exhibition game match before the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

Iranian national soccer team captain Javad Nekounam summoned to court

Nekounam has three days to appear in court to answer questions about the libel charge brought against him by his former coach.