Iranian Top Official Denies Match-Fixing in Iran-Syria Match

Tasnim - Head of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Mehdi Taj has denied match-fixing claims between Iran and Syria teams.

Iranian Women Angered As Syrian Female Fans Allowed Into Soccer Match

Rferl - A double standard by Iranian authorities -- who allow foreign women to attend male sporting events while banning Iranian women -- came under fire during a World Cup qualifying soccer match between Iran and Syria.

Iran to play Togo in friendly match

Tehran Times - Iran national football team will face African nation Togo in a friendly match in late September.

Our Players Made Mistakes against Syria: Carlos Queiroz

Tasnim - The Iranian national football team's coach Carlos Queiroz said that his players made so many mistakes in the match against Syria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.

2018 World Cup qualifying: Iran 2-2 Syria [VIDEO]

AFC - Omar Al Soma’s stoppage-time equaliser saw Syria book a date with either Australia or Saudi Arabia in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 continental play-offs as a 2-2 draw with Group A winners Islamic Republic of Iran at Azadi Stadium on Tuesday secured third place in the standings.

Syria ready to make history with World Cup qualification

Espn - Syria are "ready to achieve victory" as they edge closer to World Cup qualification for the very first time, according to chief administrator Muwaffaq Fathallah.

Iran beach soccer climb to world rankings No.2

BeachSoccer - Asian champions Iran climbed to second in the world rankings during August.

RUSSIA 2018 ASIAN QUALIFIERS: IR IRAN VS SYRIA PREVIEW

AFC -  Syria will look for the perfect ending to their fairytale run in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign with a win over Group A winners Islamic Republic of Iran at Azadi Stadium on Tuesday to guarantee at least a play-off berth for the Qasioun Eagles.

JAHANBAKHSH DELIGHTED WITH HARD-EARNED POINT

AFC - Alireza Jahanbakhsh hailed a “great job” by the Islamic Republic of Iran as the Group A winners came away from Korea Republic in their penultimate FIFA World Cup qualifier with a scoreless draw on Thursday despite playing most of the second-half with 10 men.

TECHNICAL GLITCH GIVES BRIEF HOPE TO BANNED FEMALE SOCCER FANS IN IRAN

Jpost - There was brief excitement for soccer-supporting Iranian women when they discovered that online ticket sales for Iran's upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifying match versus Syria was open to both male and female fans. 

Esteghlal Defender Montazeri Undergoes Surgery on Shoulder Injury

Tasnim - The Iranian national football team and Esteghlal's defender Pejman Montazeri underwent shoulder surgery in Tehran’s Bahman Hospital.

Syria’s Al Soma Hopes of Beating Iran at World Cup Qualifier

Tasnim - Syria's national football team's striker Omar Al Soma hopes that they will beat Iran in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Iranian players question authorities' commitment to World Cup

Reuters - Senior members of Iran’s national team have launched a thinly-veiled attack on the country’s soccer authorities over their perceived lack of support in the build-up to next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

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