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#Iran

# iran-soccer - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

For the first time in decades, women will be freely permitted to attend football matches in Iran

The Islamic republic has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years.

# iran-soccer - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Iranian cult hero would not be upset to see Cristiano Ronaldo break his record

Ali Daei has scored 109 goals in 149 appearances at international level.

# iran-soccer - Friday 25 January, 2019

Italian World Cup winner out of a job after Asian Cup 'fiasco' Exit This post contains videos

Italian World Cup winner out of a job after Asian Cup 'fiasco'

Marcello Lippi ended his reign after China’s humiliating exit from the competition.

# iran-soccer - Friday 29 June, 2018

Iranian World Cup star quits international football after criticism affected mother's health

23-year-old striker Sardar Azmoun, nicknamed ‘the Iranian Messi’ has explained why he won’t be lining out for his country in the future.

# iran-soccer - Monday 25 June, 2018

Can the Irish team learn from Iran and Morocco's displays tonight?

Both sides came close to beating Spain and Portugal tonight.

'Because Iran had suffered a couple of injustices, they said to give the penalty' VAR FARCE This post contains videos

'Because Iran had suffered a couple of injustices, they said to give the penalty'

The RTÉ panel were left unimpressed by some of the decisions in the Portugal-Iran game tonight.

Heartbreak for Iran as Portugal survive after Ronaldo controversy Report This post contains videos

Heartbreak for Iran as Portugal survive after Ronaldo controversy

The Real Madrid star was left frustrated, but it didn’t matter after Ricardo Quaresma’s moment of magic.

Portugal took the lead tonight with one of the goals of the tournament so far Take A Bow This post contains videos

Portugal took the lead tonight with one of the goals of the tournament so far

Ricardo Quaresma scored a stunning strike that Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud of against Iran.

# iran-soccer - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet Lucky Bounce This post contains videos

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet

Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.

Iran's largest football stadium to admit thousands of women for the first time since 1979

More than 10,000 tickets were expected to be put on sale for Wednesday’s screening.

# iran-soccer - Friday 15 June, 2018

Dramatic last-gasp own goal sees Iran claim their first World Cup win for 20 years Report This post contains videos

Dramatic last-gasp own goal sees Iran claim their first World Cup win for 20 years

Morocco played Iran, with goalsoring chances and entertainment at a premium.

# iran-soccer - Sunday 5 November, 2017

‘There were no women allowed in the crowd… It was the most hostile place I’ve ever played football’

Shay Given chats to The42 about facing Iran in Tehran and other past World Cup play-offs.

# iran-soccer - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Incredible! War-torn Syria qualify for World Cup play-offs after last-gasp equaliser What A Story This post contains videos

Incredible! War-torn Syria qualify for World Cup play-offs after last-gasp equaliser

Omar Al Soma is forever guaranteed national hero status.

# iran-soccer - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Carlos Queiroz: From Man United number two to Mr World Cup

The Mozambique-born Portuguese coach has just qualified for his fourth finals.

# iran-soccer - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Iran football fans banned from celebrating on holy day

For Shiite Muslims, Ashura marks the death of Imam Hussein in the seventh century.

# iran-soccer - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Iran demand life ban for referee after controversial call at Asian Cup

Delegation chief Houshang Moghaddas said they would lodge a formal complaint against Ben Williams.

# iran-soccer - Friday 23 January, 2015

# iran-soccer - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action

A Swiss hat-trick, a French stalemate and Messi finding form.

# iran-soccer - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

As it happened: Argentina v Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina v Iran, World Cup Group F Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Argentina v Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina v Iran, World Cup Group F

Lionel Messi has proved a saviour to Argentine fans thus far. Could his 10 teammates step up to maintain their 100% record?

# iran-soccer - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call' Approach This post contains videos

Islamic militants congratulate Messi on goal, invite him to 'join the jihadist call'

Lionel Messi picked up some new admirers with his last-minute winner against Iran.

# iran-soccer - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the 10th night of World Cup action

It was another memorable 24 hours, as Ghana and Iran exceeded expectations, Messi rose to the occasion and Nigeria knocked out Bosnia.

# iran-soccer - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Diego Maradona looks on as Lionel Messi sweeps Argentina into last 16

El Diego cheered his country on at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

World Cup Hangout: We watched on as Messi broke Iran and Rihanna gave her best tweet yet

Could David topple Goliath? How are England coping with the fallout from their WC exit? All these questions and more were answered.

Majestic Messi breaks Iranian hearts with 90th minute winner

A famous 0-0 draw was on the cards until Lionel tipped the table.

# iran-soccer - Monday 16 June, 2014

Nigeria, Iran stalemate leaves Brazilians unimpressed

In stark contrast to the attacking nature of the tournament so far, neither side showed much creativity.