Iran's World Cup opener against England means more for Sardar Azmoun
The 'Iranian Messi' hopes to recover from a calf injury in time for Monday's game. If fit, will give the England defence a big test. There were suggestions the Iranian authorities wanted him out.
Hijab Protests Take Centre Stage as Iran Gears Up for FIFA World Cup Campaign
The Iran national football team are Playing in the FIFA World Cup finals for only the sixth time in their history. Women's rights and divisive politics take centre stage as Iran gear up for a turbulent FIFA World Cup campaign.
2022 World Cup: Iran's Key Players And Wildcard To Look Out For
Iran only a few months ago where in disarray with old manager Carlos Queiroz having to be drafted in to take charge of his third World Cup for the nation however, they will believe they can get the better of Wales and USA to get to the knockouts.
Iran kicks off World Cup divided by protests back home
The football-obsessed nation of 80 million people is normally united by football but is reeling after two months of nationwide protests since the death of Mahsa Amini in morality police custody on September 16. Amini, ...
Iran’s World Cup kick off with England set to be marred by ongoing unrest at home
DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Iran's opening World Cup match against England on Monday is likely to be overshadowed by a deadly crackdown on women-led protests back home. The football-obsessed nation of 80 million people is normally united by football but is ...
Iran starts World Cup divided by protests in its own country - The Bharat Express News
Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish descent, died three days after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged violation of the Islamic Republic's dress code for women, including the mandatory hijab headscarf.