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How Trump's controversial policy could impact World Cup football

How Trump's controversial policy could impact World Cup football

US President Donald Trump has wasted little time implementing some of his more controversial election promises, including a travel ban aimed at certain countries. How could it impact football? Scott McIntyre explores the issues... 2 Feb 2017
Who is Sardar Azmoun? Meet the Liverpool-linked striker who wants to play for Arsenal

Who is Sardar Azmoun? Meet the Liverpool-linked striker who wants to play for Arsenal

Hamed Momeni explains why the rising Iranian star is being touted for a possible Premier League move that the player himself is craving 16 Nov 2016
Sabella satisfied with Argentina's 'positive draw'

Sabella satisfied with Argentina's 'positive draw'

ARGENTINA coach Alejandro Sabella reflected positively on his side's group for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 7 Dec 2013
Iran extend Queiroz deal

Iran extend Queiroz deal

Carlos Queiroz has extended his contract with the Iran national team until beyond the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 22 Jun 2013
FIFA World Cup Qualifying Preview: South Korea v Iran

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Preview: South Korea v Iran

QUALIFICATION for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is up for grabs in Ulsan when South Korea host Iran on Tuesday. 17 Jun 2013
Carney Set To Sign In Iran

Carney Set To Sign In Iran

CLUBLESS Socceroo David Carney is expected to sign with Persepolis FC in the Iran Pro League by the end of the week. 14 Nov 2012
Joeys Squad Named For U-16 Asian Cup

Joeys Squad Named For U-16 Asian Cup

JOEYS coach Alistair Edwards has announced his 23-player squad that will compete at the AFC Under-16 Championship which will be held in Iran from September 21 to October 6. 14 Sep 2012
Japan Triumph, South Korea Held & Iran Lose

Japan Triumph, South Korea Held & Iran Lose

South Korea were held 2-2 away to Uzbekistan in Asian World Cup qualifying on Tuesday, as Lebanon upset Iran 1-0 at home. 12 Sep 2012
Farcical rule devalues award

Farcical rule devalues award

The Asian Player of the Year will be crowned tonight...or will it? 22 Nov 2011
Queiroz Named Iran Boss

Queiroz Named Iran Boss

Former Portugal boss Carlos Queiroz today signed a three-year deal to take charge of the Iran national team. 5 Apr 2011
Koreans Clinch Semi-Final Spot

Koreans Clinch Semi-Final Spot

AN EXTRA-TIME goal from substitute Yoon Bit-garam sent South Korea through to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup at the expense of Iran at Qatar Sports Club Stadium today. 23 Jan 2011
Iran Still Have Title Target

Iran Still Have Title Target

COACH Afshin Ghotbi says Iran will be Asian Cup champions after watching his side maintain their 100% record at the tournament with a 3-0 defeat of United Arab Emirates today. 20 Jan 2011
Unbeaten Iran Top Their Group

Unbeaten Iran Top Their Group

IRAN maintained their unbeaten run at the Asian Cup with a convincing win over the United Arab Emirates today, in a game that saw both sides reduced to 10 men. 20 Jan 2011
Korea Content With Iran Clash

Korea Content With Iran Clash

South Korea coach Cho Kwang-rae is relishing the prospect of his side's Asian Cup quarter-final tie with Iran despite their profligacy in front of goal in the 4-1 win over India costing them top spot in Group C and an easier route to the last four. 19 Jan 2011
Preview: Iran v UAE

Preview: Iran v UAE

UAE coach Srecko Katanec believes his side can play without fear when they face Group D leaders Iran as they look to secure an unlikely Asian Cup quarter-final berth. 19 Jan 2011
Iran Too Good For North Korea

Iran Too Good For North Korea

IRAN became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup after Karim Ansari Fard's second-half goal secured victory over North Korea. 16 Jan 2011
Ghotbi Proud To Conquer 'Group of Death'

Ghotbi Proud To Conquer 'Group of Death'

COACH Afshin Ghotbi believes Iran have laid down a marker to the rest of the Asian Cup contenders after a 1-0 victory over North Korea saw them qualify for the quarter-finals with a game to spare. 16 Jan 2011
Iran Coach Dedicates Win to Crash Victims

Iran Coach Dedicates Win to Crash Victims

Iran coach Afshin Ghotbi dedicated his side's 2-1 Asian Cup victory over neighbours Iraq to the victims of Sunday's plane disaster that killed over 70 people in the north-west of the country. 12 Jan 2011
Iran Stun Champions Iraq

Iran Stun Champions Iraq

IRAN have opened their Asian Cup campaign with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over reigning champions and bitter rivals Iraq on Tuesday. 12 Jan 2011
Preview: Iraq v Iran

Preview: Iraq v Iran

Iraq pulled off one of football's greatest shocks when the war-torn country claimed a memorable victory at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup and Wolfgang Sidka's side will begin their bid to stage a successful title defence against fierce rivals Iran at Al Rayyan Stadium tomorrow. 11 Jan 2011
Asian Cup Group D Preview

Asian Cup Group D Preview

DEFENDING Asian Cup champions Iraq will find their heroics from 2007 hard to repeat when they embark on their 2011 campaign against Iran, United Arab Emirates and Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Group D. 10 Jan 2011