IRAN THE BENCHMARK FOR AFC FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 HOPEFULS

AFC - The Islamic Republic of Iran is the setting as the countdown starts for the AFC Futsal Championship 2018 with the South and Central Zone Qualifiers which kicks off on Sunday.

Iran have scored 10 goals in three games, but it's their defence that will take them far

Firstpost - Everyone expected Iran to do well at the U-17 World Cup. One of Asia's footballing giants, Iran had a team that was well-organised and was also familiar with the conditions.

Still A Lot of Good Teams ahead of Us, Iran U-17 Coach Says

Tasnim - Despite having won all three of their games, Iran U-17 coach Abbas Chamanian says that there are still a lot of good teams in the competition.

Esteghlal held by Foolad at Iran Professional League [VIDEO]

Tehran Times - Esteghlal football team were held to a 0-0 draw by Foolad in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.

ASIA'S PROGRESS IN FUTSAL PLEASES LEGEND HEIDARIAN

AFC - Islamic Republic of Iran's Mohammad Reza Heidarian is a futsal legend who continues to be part of the game despite having retired nine years ago.

Iran top Group C after Costa Rica win [VIDEO]

FIFA - Iran claimed top spot in Group C at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica in Goa on Friday. Defeat for the central Americans sees them miss out on the knockout stages after earning just one point from three group games.

Future bright for five-star Iran

FIFA - If you heard that only one nation had qualified for five men’s FIFA tournaments in 2016 and 2017, chances are you would guess it was Brazil, Germany or another of the game’s global superpowers.

Iran's bright young stars benefit from Queiroz's guidance

Sportstarlive - Both the Iran U-17 coach Abbas Chamanyan and Queiroz believe, there is only one star and that is the team of Iran and it is shining – both at the senior and age-group levels – brighter than ever before.

We Didn’t Underestimate Germany: Iran Coach Abbas Chamanian

Tasnim - Iran's U-17 football coach Abbas Chamanian said they respect Germany and didn’t underestimate the European team in Group C match.

Iran Is Mentally, Physically Strong, Germany U-17 Coach Says

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Tasnim - Germany U-17 football coach Christian Wuck said that Iran is a physically and mentally very strong team.

Russia-Iran friendly football match in Kazan ends with 1-1 draw [VIDEO]

TASS - A friendly football match between the national teams of Russia and Iran held on Tuesday night at the 45,000-seat Kazan Arena ended with 1-1 draw.

Iran defeat Germany to reach Round of 16 [VIDEO]

FIFA - Iran booked their place in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a convincing 4-0 victory over Germany in Goa on Tuesday evening.

Iranian football manager praises Russia’s progress in preparations for 2018 World Cup

TASS - Russia has achieved tremendous progress in recent years and particularly in its preparations for hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Carlos Queiroz, the head coach of the Iranian national football team, said on Monday.

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