Marc Wilmots has left his role as coach of the Iran national team, just seven months after replacing Carlos Queiroz at the helm of the three-time Asian champions.
Under pressure from FIFA and women’s rights campaigners, Iranian authorities earmarked around 3,000 tickets for women for World Cup Asian qualifier against Cambodia
A FIFA delegation visited Tehran on Friday to discuss allowing female spectators into football matches, the official news agency IRNA reported, days after a public row over a female fan who killed herself.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino urges Iran to allow female football fans to attend 2022 World Cup qualifiers
Women have been barred from attending matches in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men
FIFA Rankings: Belgium hold off World Cup winners France to retain top spot, India move up two places to 101
Belgium edge World Cup winners France for the top spot and Brazil remain at No 3. Uruguay and European champions Portugal trade places at No 6 and 7
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Iranian politician calls for national team to be punished after clashing with Japan in semi-final
A prominent Iranian politician on Tuesday called for players in the Iran football team to be punished for clashing with their Japanese opponents after losing in the Asia Cup semi-finals
Yuya Osako put Japan 1-0 up after half-time but it was his penalty shortly afterwards, awarded following a video review, that knocked the stuffing out of Iran
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Iraq football federation launches investigations into players' clandestine excursion to nightclub
Iraq's football federation said on Monday it was investigating whether national team players in Abu Dhabi for the Asian Cup this month snuck out of their hotel to party at a nightclub
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Japan need to be 'more clinical' to challenge title favourites Iran, South Korea, says Maya Yoshida
A new-look Japan were unimpressive when they beat Turkmenistan 3-2 in their opening fixture, but were missing two-goal hero Yuya Osako for the Oman clash.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Iran, Iraq power into Asian Cup knockout phase with easy wins ahead of next week's showdown
Iran and Iraq will meet in Dubai on Wednesday to decide who tops Group D in a repeat of their combustible quarter-final of 2015, which Iraq won on penalties.
Women were barred from attending matches in Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men
FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal fail to show that they have more in their arsenal than captain Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal have failed to prove that they are not entirely reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo after a loss against Uruguay has seen them eliminated from the World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Midfielder Isco assumes leadership in Spain's time of need as David Silva and Andres Iniesta fail to shine
Isco has emerged as a leader in a Spanish side that has failed to live up to its potential and struggled in matches against weaker sides. The Real Madrid midfielder has waited very long for his chance, with Spain having no shortage of talented midfielders.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantra backs teammate David De Gea, says goalkeeper is best in the world
Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara has defended teammate David De Gea after the goalkeeper was criticised for his performances, saying that De Gea is working 'like an animal' to prove his doubters wrong.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Former captain Iker Casillas warns Spain to not underestimate Russia in round of 16 fixture
Former captain Iker Casillas has stated that Spain should not take their upcoming clash with Russia likely, with the host nations currently going through a good run of form.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Dani Carvajal speaks out against media, says Spain don't deserve criticism for unbeaten group stage performance
Spain and Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal has spoken out against critics of the Spanish football team, saying that Spain has not performed as badly as some people claim.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Iran striker Sardar Azmoun retires from international football after harsh criticism during tournament affects mother's health
Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun has announced his decision to retire from the national team after heavy criticism for his performances at the World Cup caused his mother's health to deteriorate.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Captain Sergio Ramos urges fans to support Spain after underwhelming group stage performance
Spain captain Sergio Ramos has asked fans to unite in support of Spain, with public opinion divided over La Roja's underwhelming group stage performances.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Peru striker Jefferson Farfan still in hospital two days after suffering concussion during training
Peru's striker Jefferson Farfan was injured two days ago during a training session when he clashed heads with a teammate. The Peruvian striker is still hospitalised.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal face Iran in crunch clash; Spain wary of eliminated Morocco; Uruguay take on rampant Russia
Iran face Portugal in a match that they need to win in order to qualify for the knockout stages, while Russia take on Uruguay for top spot in their group. Spain are wary of an eliminated Morcco side playing for pride and Saudi Arabia will face fellow eliminated side Egypt.