Iran is Asia’s best hope in 2018 FIFA World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran is the Asia’s best hope going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Asia Times reported. In 2014, Iran was the best of a bad bunch and only lost to Argentina courtesy of a last-minute moment of magic from Lionel Messi. Now, Team Melli has not only qualified for successive World Cups for the

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Team-Melli to play Algeria in March in Paris

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran national football team will play a friendly match with Algeria in March, according to Hakim Medane, Algerian FA executive committee member. “We’ve reached an agreement with the Iranian federation for a friendly match in next March in a European country. We will also face Portugal on 7 or 8 June in Lisbon,” Medane

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2018 FIFA World Cup Prepration: Team-Melli to play Peru in a friendly match

IranSportsPress.com- According to the head of Iran Football Federation, Mehdi Taj, Iran National Team will play against Peru on March 18th, 2018. Both countries booked their tickets for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Iran will face Morocco, Portugal and Spain and Peru will play against France, Australia and Denmark in next year FIFA World Cup. Peru

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Iran, Algeria friendly match rescheduled

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- The friendly match between Iran and Algeria football teams has been brought forward. The match was originally scheduled for early June in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium but the Algerian media have reported the warm-up game will be held in March. The Iranian national football team has been grouped with Spain, Portugal and Morocco in the 2018

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2017 World’s Best National Team Coach: Carlos Queiroz at 7th Place

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran national football team’s head coach Carlos Queiroz sits in seventh place at the world’s best national team coach in 2017. The Germany-based International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has announced its annual World’s Best National Team Coach ranking, and Joachim Low won it a second time after claiming the title in

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In-form Iran could cause a stir at Russia 2018

(IranSportsPress.com – FoxSportsAsia)- FOX Sports Asia football editor Gabriel Tan looks at why Iran – who have won 27 out of 38 games since the last FIFA World Cup – should not be underestimated at Russia 2018. With Monday’s 1-0 win over Venezuela, Iran are now unbeaten in their last ten games and building well ahead

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Iran beats Venezuela in a friendly match in Netherlands [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com – FinancialTribune)- In a friendly match in the Netherlands on Monday Iran national soccer team defeated Venezuela 1-0. Team Melli, which is preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, won against the South Americans with an only goal on the 57th minute scored by Alireza Jahanbakhsh who found the back of the net from

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Iran start World Cup warm-up with win over Panama (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress.com – Reuters) – Iran beat Panama 2-1 in a friendly in Graz, Austria on Thursday, in a match-up of two teams who have qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia. Iran took the lead in the 16th minute with a penalty from Ashkan Dejagah after a wild, sliding challenge from Jan Vargas on Karim Ansarifard.

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ASIAN ICONS: ALI KARIMI

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Around the turn of the millennium, Islamic Republic of Iran fans witnessed a special time in their country’s footballing history as a number of talented players made their breakthroughs. It can be argued that none of them retains the kind of recognition and fame that Ali Karimi has. With magical dribbling skills and a knack

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