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.

U.S. U-19 women to face Iran in China

Socceramerica - The U.S. U-19 women’s national team, coached by Keri Sarver, will face Japan (Sept. 10), host China (Sept. 12) and Iran (Sept. 14) at the CFA International Women’s Youth Tournament in Duyun, China.

Reza Shekari Joins Rubin Kazan Russia

Tasnim – Russian top-flight club Rubin Kazan has completed the signing of Iranian midfielder Reza Shekari on Thursday.

Queiroz asks for Son Heung-min's jersey after World Cup qualifier vs. S. Korea

Yonhap - For the first time in his 36-year football career, Iran's national team boss Carlos Queiroz has done something that he wouldn't normally do: ask for a player's jersey.

Payam Sadeghian Joins Turkey’s Osmanlıspor

Tasnim - Former Persepolis midfielder Payam Sadeghian joined Turkish football club Osmanlıspor on Wednesday.

Iran, S Korea match ended in a draw [VIDEO]

AFC - Korea Republic were unable to break down 10-man Islamic Republic of Iran in Group A of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers on Thursday as a 0-0 draw with the group winners leaves the table firmly in the balance ahead of the final round of fixtures next week.

I Work Better with Sardar Azmoun: Mehdi Taremi

Tasnim - Iran national football team forward Mehdi Taremi says he has built a close relationship with Sardar Azmoun.

Iran, Korea Rivalry to Develop Football in Asia, Carlos Queiroz Says

Tasnim - Iran's national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz said Tuesday that the rivalry between South Korea and Iran will develop football in Asia.

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