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June 27, 2021

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Iran’s ‘King’ Daei ready to be dethroned by Ronaldo – AFP (June 18, 2021)
Iran beat Iraq to qualify for 2022 World Cup qualification next stage – Tehran Times (June 15, 2021)
World Cup Qualifiers: Iran too strong for Cambodia – Tehran Times (June 11, 2021)
Iran beats Bahrain 3-0 in 2022 World Cup qualifier – Mehr News (June 7, 2021)
Iran defeat Hong Kong in 2022 World Cup qualifier – Tehran Times (June 3, 2021)
Free croissants and Iran?s dissidents: the joys of covering France 98 – The Guardian (May 21, 2021)
Mehdi Taremi nets extraordinary Champions League goal to become first Iranian scorer in the quarterfinals – CNN (April 14, 2021)
Iran defeat Syria in friendly – Tehran Times (March 30, 2021)
2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed to June – Mehr News (February 19, 2021)
Two former Iranian national team footballers die from Covid-19 within a week of each other… – CNN (February 6, 2021)
FIFA President Infantino mourns loss of Mehrdad Minavand – Tehran Times (January 29, 2021)
Former Iran and Persepolis midfielder Minavand dies – Tehran Times (January 27, 2021)
Iran football training camp to start March 17 – Tehran Times (January 13, 2021)
USA v Iran: The historic 2000 friendly match planned to bring countries together – BBC (December 15, 2020)
Iran defeats Bosnia 2-0 in friendly – Mehr News (November 12, 2020) | Video
Skocic invites 23 players for first camp after pandemic – Mehr News (October 4, 2020)
Saman Ghoddos: Brentford sign Iran forward from Amiens on loan – BBC (September 21, 2020)
FIFA orders Iran to pay Marc Wilmots €6m – Tehran Times (August 17, 2020)
Iran confirms friendly match against Uzbekistan – Tehran Times (July 7, 2020)
FIFA Threatens Iran With Suspension From World Football – RFE/RL (May 31, 2020)
My favourite game: Argentina v Iran, 2014 World Cup – The Guardian (May 10, 2020)
Iran submits bid to host 2027 AFC Asian Cup – Tehran Times (April 28, 2020)
Iran to play Croatia in friendly, coach says – Tehran Times (March 21, 2020)
Ex-Iran football coach Iraj Ghelichkhani dies – Tehran Times (March 19, 2020)
Bagheri officially appointed Iran assistant coach – Tehran Times (March 5, 2020)
Dragan Skocic appointed Iran coach – Tehran Times (February 6, 2020)
Iran says it’s banned from hosting international football matches – DW (January 17, 2020)
Iran knocked out of AFC U23 Championship – Tehran Times (January 15, 2020)
Korea defeat Iran at AFC U23 Championship – Tehran Times (January 12, 2020)
Iran held by Uzbekistan at AFC U23 C’ship – Tehran Times (January 9, 2020)
Afshin Ghotbi: ‘1998 had a bigger magnitude for Iranians than Americans’ – The Guardian (December 18, 2019)
How foreign football coaches in Iran are collateral damage to US sanctions – Euronews (December 11, 2019)
Iran football federation cancels contract with Marc Wilmots: report – Tehran Times (December 4, 2019)
Lackluster Iran suffer late loss against Iraq – Tehran Times (November 14, 2019)
Iran lose to Bahrain in World Cup qualifier – Tehran Times (October 15, 2019)
Thousands of Iranian women watch football match for first time – The Guardian (October 10, 2019)
Iran too strong for Cambodia at World Cup qualifier – Tehran Times (October 10, 2019)
Women to attend Iran’s World Cup qualifier after assurances given to FIFA – ESPN (October 4, 2019)
FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums – CNN (September 19, 2019)
Iran beat Hong Kong in World Cup qualifier – Tehran Times (September 10, 2019)
Iran To Let Women Attend Men’s World Cup Qualifier In October – RFE/RL (August 25, 2019)
Iran Poised To Lift Ban On Women At Men’s Soccer Games – RFE/RL (August 9, 2019)
Iran aim to be group winners at FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Marc Wilmots – Tehran Times (July 20, 2019)
Iran fixtures released for Qatar 2022 & China 2023 race – Tehran Times (July 18, 2019)
South Korea, Iran share the spoils in friendly – Tehran Times (June 11, 2019)
Marc Wilmots names Iran squad for Syria, S. Korea friendlies – Tehran Times (May 30, 2019)
Hashemian named Team Melli’s assistant – Mehr News (May 29, 2019)
Marc Wilmots named Iran football coach – Tehran Times (May 15, 2019)
Marc Wilmots to finalize deal with Iran on Wednesday: official – Tehran Times (May 14, 2019)
Iran to play June friendly against Syria – Tehran Times (April 17, 2019)
Undercover: female football fans in Iran – The Guardian (April 15, 2019)
Iran to drop tattooed players from Team Melli – Tehran Times (March 18, 2019)
Female German referee causes Bundesliga broadcast to be canceled in Iran – DW (February 17, 2019)
Iran eliminated from AFC Asian CUP after losing to Japan 0-3 in semifinals – Mehr News (January 28, 2019)
Iran advances to AFC Asian Cup semifinals after thrashing China 3-0 – Mehr News (January 24, 2019)
Iran beats Oman 2-0 in knockout stage of AFC Asian Cup 2019 – Mehr News (January 20, 2019)
Iran draws 0-0 vs Iraq, remains atop Group D of AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 – Mehr News (January 16, 2019)
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz in talks over Colombia job – Sky Sports (January 15, 2019)
Team Melli wins Vietnam, secures berth to next round – Mehr News (January 12, 2019)
Iran begins AFC Asian Cup commandingly, trounces Yemen 5-0 – Mehr News (January 7, 2019)
Asian Cup: Expectations high for Iran but not all is rosy – DW (January 5, 2019)
Guinea’s ex-Milan player Kevin Constant to play in Iran – BBC (January 5, 2019)
Football: Iran hampered by usual issues ahead of bid to end drought – Channel News Asia (December 29, 2018)
Iran announce final squad for AFC Asian Cup – Tehran Times (December 26, 2018)
Iran, Croatia boost cooperation – Tehran Times (December 16, 2018)
Iran legend Iraj Danaeifard laid to rest – Tehran Times (December 14, 2018)
Iran held to 1-1 draw in friendly match against Venezuela – Press TV (November 20, 2018)
Carlos Queiroz names 24-man squad for Venezuela friendly – Tehran Times (November 11, 2018)
Persepolis runners up at AFC Champions League – Tehran Times (November 10, 2018)
Nottingham Forest: Iran international Karim Ansarifard close to completing Reds deal – BBC (November 1, 2018)
Persepolis advance to first ever AFC Champions League final – Tehran Times (October 23, 2018)
Iran edge Bolivia in friendly – Tehran Times (October 16, 2018)
Iran women attend international football match – France24 (October 16, 2018)
Iran confirm date for Bolivia friendly – Tehran Times (September 17, 2018)
Iran edge past Uzbekistan in friendly – Tehran Times (September 11, 2018) | Video
Reading FC: Saeid Ezatolahi is set for a stint with the Iran national team before joining up with his Royals teammates – Reading Chronicle – RC (September 4, 2018)
Iran Tries To Leverage Its Ties With Qatar To Win A Slice Of The 2022 World Cup Action – Forbes (August 28, 2018)
Iran’s tattoo taboo hounds footballer Ashkan Dejagah – DW (August 17, 2018)
Iranian female photographer defies football match restrictions – BBC (August 12, 2018)
Daniel Arzani completes move from Melbourne to Manchester City – The Guardian (August 9, 2018)
Brighton sign Alireza Jahanbakhsh for club record fee – BBC (July 25, 2018)
Roma join Manchester City in pursuit of Australia’s Daniel Arzani – sources – ESPN (July 18, 2018)
Sardar Azmoun retires from playing for Iran at 23 – BBC (June 28, 2018)
Portugal Fights Off Iran to Advance in World Cup – NY Times (June 25, 2018) | Video
VAR penalty controversy as Iran snatch draw against Portugal – ESPN (June 25, 2018)
Iran fans try to disturb Portugal team before key match – BBC (June 25, 2018)
Iran women fans resist harassment to attend team’s game with Spain – The Guardian (June 25, 2018)
Iranian women watch World Cup in stadium after 37-year ban – SBS (June 21, 2018)
Diego Costa gets luck of the bounce as Spain deny stubborn Iran – The Guardian (June 20, 2018)
Great Satan 1-2 Iran: the most politically charged match in World Cup history – The Guardian (June 20, 2018)
In Iran, football, religion and politics often overlap – DW (June 19, 2018)
Iran, Saudi women enjoy World Cup freedom – SBS (June 19, 2018)
Iran beat Morocco to win first World Cup finals in 20 years – BBC (June 15, 2018) | Video
Iranian Soccer Coach Says Team More United Because Of Nike Sanctions Move – RFE/RL (June 14, 2018)
Nike will not outfit Iranian World Cup team due to sanctions – WP (June 9, 2018)
World Cup 2018: Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz names final squad – BBC (June 4, 2018)
Iran World Cup 2018 team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions – The Guardian (June 1, 2018)
Iran Encounters Rough World Cup Task After Coasting Through Qualifying – SI (May 31, 2018)
Turkey beat Iran in friendly – Tehran Times (May 29, 2018) | Video
Iran announce 24-man provisional squad for 2018 World Cup in Russia – ESPN (May 21, 2018)
As Iran has shown, the line between politics and football in the Middle East is a thin one – The Independent (May 15, 2018)
LAFC’s Steven Beitashour ready for his 2018 World Cup opportunity with Iran – MLS Soccer (May 14, 2018)
Disguised women sneak into Iranian football match – BBC (May 1, 2018)
Iran’s World Cup hopes rest on AZ Alkmaar’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh – ESPN (April 26, 2018)
Iran football team beats Algeria 2-1 in pre-World Cup friendly – Press TV (March 28, 2018) | Video
Tunisia edge past Iran in friendly – Tehran Times (March 21, 2018) | Video
How Carlos Queiroz turned Iran into Asia’s best World Cup hope – The Guardian (March 21, 2018)
Gianni Infantino says he has raised the issue of women being allowed to attend games in Iran – Sky Sports (March 2, 2018)
Iran detains 35 women for going to football match – BBC (March 1, 2018)
Queiroz: IR Iran have lots of Ronaldos – FIFA (February 27, 2018)
Iran Easily Secures 12th AFC Futsal Championship Title – Financial Tribune (February 12, 2018) | Video
MLS vagabond Steven Beitashour searching for long-term home with LAFC – LA Times (February 9, 2018)
Qatar may ask Iran for help in hosting the World Cup – The Economist (January 16, 2018)
What happens when sport and politics collide in Iran – BBC (December 5, 2017)
2018 World Cup: Morocco and Iran Group B game will be their ‘final’ – BBC (December 4, 2017)
Iranian Broadcast Censors World Cup Program Over Host’s Clothing – RFE/RL (December 2, 2017)
Balanced groups drawn for Russia 2018 – FIFA (December 1, 2017)
Iran football fans’ advice for presenter’s dress – BBC (November 24, 2017)
Queiroz seeks longer World Cup run from improving Iran – Reuters (November 23, 2017)
Iran edge past Venezuela in friendly – Tehran Times (November 13, 2017) | Video
Iran upends Panama in World Cup preparation match – Chicago Tribune (November 9, 2017) Video
Elaborate Spain make it look easy against Iran – ESPN (October 22, 2017) | Video
Iran hold on for fighting win against Mexico – ESPN (October 17, 2017) | Video
U-17 World Cup: Iran rout Costa Rica – Tehran Times (October 13, 2017) | Video
World Cup hosts Russia held by Iran in friendly – Tehran Times (October 10, 2017) | Video
Iran progress to U-17 World Cup Round of 16 – Tehran Times (October 10, 2017) | Video
U-17 WC: Iran cruise to win against Guinea in Group C – ESPN (October 7, 2017) | Video
Iranian football referee under fire as Syrians celebrate – BBC (October 6, 2017)
Iran defeats Togo 2-0 in FIFA World Cup warm-up match – Press TV (October 6, 2017)
Former Thailand boss Winfried Schafer takes over at Esteghlal FC in Iran – ESPN (October 3, 2017)
Saman Ghoddos Chooses to Play for Team Melli – Financial Tribune (October 2, 2017)
2018 World Cup qualifying: Iran 2-2 Syria – BBC (September 5, 2017) | Video
Iranian women refused entry to match despite holding tickets – BBC (September 5, 2017)
Iran football ticket ‘glitch’ gave female fans hope – BBC (September 4, 2017)
South Korea 0 Iran 0: Hosts miss chance to qualify for Russia against 10 men – Goal (August 31, 2017) | Video
Former Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz works wonders in Iran – ESPN (August 28, 2017)
Iran omit Masoud Shojaei from World Cup squad after game vs. Israeli side – ESPN (August 27, 2017)
Iran Bans Two Soccer Stars for Playing Against Israelis – NY Times (August 10, 2017)
Iranian soccer officials threaten to ban two stars for playing against Israeli team – WP (August 5, 2017)
Iran footballers break Israel sporting ‘taboo’ – BBC (August 4, 2017)
Iran announce Azmoun to Lazio – Football Italia (July 25, 2017)
The forgotten football fans fighting stadium bans – SBS (July 10, 2017)
Iranian Soccer Stars Call For End To Ban On Women Spectators – RFE/RL (July 10, 2017)
Russia set to hold football friendly with Iran this fall – deputy premier – TASS (July 7, 2017)
Australia in talks over Iran friendly as Carlos Queiroz enters frame for Socceroos job – SMH (June 19, 2017)
Carlos Queiroz insists that Iran ‘will not go to Russia as tourists’ – ESPN (June 16, 2017)
Iran secure ticket to Russia next summer – FIFA (June 12, 2017) | Video
Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear – FIFA (June 11, 2017)
Iranian footballers beat Montenegro 2-1 in exhibition game – Press TV (June 5, 2017)
Iran win AFC U-20 Futsal Championship title – Tehran Times (May 26, 2017) | Video
Zambia U20 seal fightback win over Iran – ESPN (May 24, 2017)
Norafkan, Iran’s late, great arrival – FIFA (May 18, 2017)
Iran finish third to make Asian history – FIFA (May 7, 2017)
Iran loses shoot-out to Tahiti to miss finals – Mehr (May 7, 2017)
Iran join seasoned trio in semis – FIFA (May 5, 2017)
Iran, Japan and South Korea victorious in AFC World Cup qualifiers – ESPN (March 28, 2017) | Video
Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back – FIFA (March 27, 2017)
AFC World Cup Qualifiers: Qatar 0-1 Iran – Team Melli edge out Maroons to consolidate lead atop Group A – Goal (March 23, 2017) | Video
Socceroos’ Tehran return revives memories of Iran heartbreak – SBS (March 22, 2017)
A new World Cup chapter for Iran’s Jahanbakhsh – FIFA (February 28, 2017)
Reza Ghoochannejhad leads the way for Iranian strikers in Europe – ESPN (February 14, 2017)
Carlos Queiroz opens up on Iran, World Cup qualifiers and Branko Ivankovic – ESPN (January 17, 2016)
Iran, Syria play out goalless draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match – Press TV (November 15, 2016) | Video
Liverpool lining up move for Rostov forward Sardar Azmoun – The Guardian (November 8, 2016)
Queiroz’s Iran close in on history – FIFA (November 3, 2016)
Iran: Fifa fines country’s football federation over chants – BBC (November 3, 2016)
Iran’s U-19 footballers beat Uzbekistan to get ticket for 2017 world cup – Press TV (October 24, 2016) | Video
Iran beat South Korea as game is played on a holy day in Tehran – BBC (October 11, 2016) | Video
Iran Wins a Big Game, but Cheering Is Out of Bounds – NY Times (October 11, 2016)
AFC World Cup qualifier: Iran beat Uzbekistan 1-0 – Press TV (October 6, 2016) | Video
Iranian clerics demand national football team forfeit World Cup qualifier in case they celebrate goals
during religious festival – The Independent (October 6, 2016)

Iran finish third after penalty shootout win – FIFA (October 1, 2016)
Russia outlast Iran to make final – FIFA (September 28, 2016)
Russia and Iran reach semis on day of revenge and drama – FIFA (September 25, 2016)
Iran beats Paraguay 4-3 to reach Futsal World Cup semis – Press TV (September 24, 2016)
Iran stun Brazil on penalties – FIFA (September 22, 2016)
Iran, China play out goalless draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Press TV (September 6, 2016) | Video
Iran beat Qatar 2-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifier – Press TV (September 1, 2016) | Video
Queiroz names squad for FIFA World Cup qualifier – Mehr News (August 28, 2016)
Queiroz names squad for Italy trip – Mehr News (August 12, 2016)
Iran tops Asia in FIFA World Ranking for July – Press TV (July 15, 2016)
Singapore to face Iran in U21 tournament on home soil this month – ESPN (July 11, 2016)
Iran’s Sardar Azmoun has the potential to become better than Ali Daei – ESPN (June 4, 2016)
Japan’s junior soccer team routs Iran 4-1 in China tournament – Press TV (May 15, 2016)
Mehdi Taj named new Iran football federation president – Press TV (May 7, 2016)
Iran drawn in Group A of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers – Press TV (April 12, 2016)
Socceroos dodge Iran in World Cup qualifiers after jump in FIFA rankings – SMH (April 7, 2016)
Iran beats Oman 2-0 in Russia 2018 W-Cup Qualifiers – Press TV (March 29, 2016) | Video
Asian World Cup Qualifiers: Iran 4-0 India – Goal (March 24, 2016) | Video
Ghoochannejhad: I’m not just a football player – FIFA (March 23, 2016)
Iran crowned AFC futsal champion – Press TV (February 21, 2016)
Iran soccer team slides one place in latest FIFA rankings – Press TV (February 6, 2016)
U23 – Iran loses to Japan 3-0, kicked out of race for Rio Olympics (January 22, 2016)
U23 – Iran beats China to reach last 8 of the AFC U-23 – Press TV (January 18, 2016)
U23 – Qatar defeats Iran in 2016 AFC U-23 Championship – Press TV (January 16, 2016)
U23 – Iran wins Syria to take strong first step – Mehr News (January 12, 2016)
Iran vanquishes Guam 6-0 in FIFA World Cup qualifier – Press TV (November 17, 2015)
Iran defeats Turkmenistan 3-1 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying – Press TV (November 12, 2015)
Iran, Japan play out draw in friendly – Press TV (October 13, 2015)
Iran, Oman settle for 1-1 draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Press TV (October 9, 2015)
Iranian football team blanks India in FIFA World Cup qualifier – Press TV (September 8, 2015)
Guam loses to Iran 6-0 – Pacific Daily News (September 4, 2015)
Iran, Turkmenistan tie 1-1 in 2018 World Cup qualifier – Press TV (June 16, 2015)
Tractor Sazi’s Persian Gulf Pro League title celebrations cut short – BBC (May 19, 2015)
Carlos Queiroz staying on as Iran coach three weeks after quitting – Eurosport (April 26, 2015)
India Drawn with Iran for 2018 World Cup Qualifiers – NDTV (April 14, 2015)
Carlos Queiroz says Iran exit due to federation clashes – BBC (April 11, 2015)
Iran eases ban on women visiting sport events – DW (April 4, 2015)
Sweden 3-1 Iran (Friendly) – Daily Mail (March 31, 2015)
Iran book their ticket to Portugal – FIFA (March 28, 2015)
Chile 0 Iran 2: Nekounam and Amiri down Copa America hosts – Sportal (March 26, 2015) | Video
Iran allows Carlos Queiroz to fly out after tax dispute – The Independent (March 23, 2015)
Carlos Queiroz, Iran’s football coach, barred from leaving country over tax – Telegraph (March 21, 2015)
Carlos Queiroz steps down as Iran coach ‘because of pressures’ – ESPN (March 20, 2015)
LA Galaxy: Persian New Year’s Night (March 21. 2015)
AFC rejects Iran’s bid to host Asian cup – Press TV (March 9, 2015)
Fifa’s Sepp Blatter calls on Iran to end stadium ban for women – The Guardian (March 6, 2015)
Asia’s elite group finalised – FIFA (February 19, 2015)
Iran, Chile friendly in Austria confirmed – IRIB (February 15, 2015)
Iran’s national soccer team moves up in FIFA ranking – Press TV (February 12, 2015)

Asian Cup
Socceroos lift Asian Cup after dramatic extra-time win over South Korea – The Guardian (January 31, 2015)
United Arab Emirates down Iraq to finish third at Asian Cup – Reuters (January 30, 2015)
Iraq victory to stand as Iran’s 11th-hour protest over ineligible player fails – SMH (January 25, 2015)
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz asks if referee sleeps after Asian Cup loss to Iraq – SMH (January 24, 2015)
Former Socceroos blast referee Ben Williams for ’embarrasing’ send-off in Iran’s Asian Cup loss to Iraq – SMH (January 24, 2015)
Iraq shock Iran in thriller – FIFA (January 23, 2015) | Video
Controversial Red Card For Pouladi In Thrilling Iran 3-3 Iraq Asian Cup Quarter-Final – Caught Offside (January 23, 2015)
Iranian women stand united in protest and hope at Asian Cup – The Guardian (January 23, 2015)
Iran 1 UAE 0: Ghoochannejhad strikes late as Queiroz’s men win Group C – Sportal (January 19, 2015) | Video
UAE coach hints Japanese referee conspired against his side after loss to Iran in Asian Cup – SMH (January 19, 2015)
Iran stun UAE with late winner in frenetic Asian Cup contest – SMH (January 19, 2015)
Iran footballers warned for selfies with female fans – SMH (January 19, 2015)
Iran’s footballers under fire at home over ‘selfies’ with female fans – Telegraph (January 18, 2015)
Iran fans release painted doves before Qatar match – SMH (January 18, 2015)
Massive Iranian support has made Asian Cup ‘like playing in Tehran’ says Ashkan Dejagah – SMH (January 16, 2015)
Asian Cup daily: Iranian fans set the benchmark for team support – The Guardian (January 15, 2015)
Qatar 0 Iran 1: Azmoun stunner sends Queiroz’s men through – Sportal (January 15, 2015) | Video
Sardar Azmoun strike sends Iran through to Asian Cup quarter-finals with 1-0 win over Qatar – SMH (January 15, 2015)
Qatar 0-1 Iran: Azmoun sends Queiroz’s men through – Goal (January 15, 2015)
Team Melli uniting divided Iran at Asian Cup – SMH (January 14, 2015)
Early goal of the tournament contender helps Iran see off Bahrain at Asian Cup – The Guardian (January 11, 2015) | Video
Queiroz: Iran ‘victimised’ by sanctions – Sportal (January 11, 2015)
Asian Cup 2015: Iran start campaign with impressive win over Bahrain at AAMI Park – Herald Sun (January 11, 2015)

Pre-Asian Cup
Asian Cup 2015: Iran return to Melbourne for first time since infamous World Cup qualifier – Herald Sun (January 10, 2015)
Ghoochannejhad: There”ll be no excuses – FIFA (January 9, 2015)
Queiroz laments Beikzadeh blow – FIFA (January 8, 2015)
Asian Cup football tournament gives Australia’s Iranian fans a reason to go crazy – SMH (January 4, 2015)
Iran overpowers Iraq in AFC Cup warm-up – Press TV (January 4, 2015)
High-ranked Iran overdue Asian Cup success – Eurosport (January 1, 2015)
Nekounam to captain Iran squad in 2015 Asian Cup – Press TV (January 1, 2015)
Ali Karimi resigns as Team Melli assistant coach – Tehran Times (December 30, 2014)
Iran football squad heads to S. Africa camp before Asian Cup – AFP (December 14, 2014)
Iran edges past South Korea in friendly soccer match – Press TV (November 18, 2014)
Iran to play Italy in friendly U-17 football match next year – Press TV (October 26, 2014)
Queiroz renews Iran deal for 4 more years – Press TV (September 17, 2014)
Ashkan Dejagah: Iran winger leaves Fulham for Al-Arabi – BBC (July 29, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz agrees new contract to stay at Iran until 2018 – Tehran Times (July 19, 2014)

World Cup 2014
Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Iran – FIFA (June 25, 2014) | Match Report
Iran slump out of World Cup with disappointing defeat to Bosnia – The Guardian (June 25, 2014)
Iran’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16 ended as they lost to already-eliminated Bosnia-Hercegovina – BBC (June 25, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz, the master of defence, has to press forward with Iran – The Guardian (June 24, 2014)
Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals – FIFA (June 24, 2014)
Queiroz: Bosnia game is our World Cup final – FIFA (June 24, 2014)
Defying ban, Iranian women watch World Cup with men in public – CNN (June 23, 2014)
Lionel Messi describes his late winner over Iran as ‘wonderful moment’ – The Guardian (June 22, 2014)
Argentina through after Lionel Messi breaks battling Iran at the last – The Guardian (June 21, 2014)
Iran cheers World Cup soccer squad despite loss to Argentina – LA Times (June 21, 2014)
Fans of the Iranian 2014 World Cup team, watch the games in Los Angeles – LA Times (June 21, 2014)
Messi stunner seals late Argentina win – BBC (June 21, 2014)
Messi magic takes Argentina through – FIFA (June 21, 2014) | Match Report
Haghighi: Iran excel in tough situations – FIFA (June 21, 2014)
World Cup: ‘Celebrity status’ for Iran fans in Brazil – BBC (June 21, 2014)
World Cup 2014: Carlos Queiroz to leave job as Iran coach – BBC (June 20, 2014)
Iran-Argentina referee missed penalty, red card: Queiroz – Press TV (June 21, 2014)
Iran soccer, short on funds and facing long odds, preps for Argentina in World Cup – WP (June 20, 2014)
Steven Beitishour: Man from San Jose who plays for Iran – BBC (June 20, 2014)
How ‘Team Melli’ has changed Iran’s image – Telegraph (June 19, 2014)
Queiroz praises plucky Iran – FIFA (June 16, 2014)
Goals dry up as Iran, Nigeria draw – FIFA (June 16, 2014) | Match Report
Nigeria and Iran lower World Cup pulse with forgettable goalless draw – The Guardian (June 16, 2014)
On paper, Nigeria should beat Iran – The Guardian (June 16, 2014)
Iran v Nigeria match preview – The Independent (June 15, 2014)
FIFA World Cup TV Schedule

Pre-World Cup
Carlos Queiroz: fans must judge players on reality of Iranian football – The Guardian (June 17, 2014)
Messi stunner seals late Argentina win – BBC (June 17, 2014)
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani gets into World Cup spirit with Twitter photograph – Telegraph (June 17, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz retaining order amid chaos of Iran’s World Cup buildup – The Guardian (June 15, 2014)
The American Soccer Coach on Iran’s Bench – Time Magazine (June 15, 2014)
Iran’s World Cup Zeal Wanes as Match Draws Near – NY Times (June 11, 2014)
Trinidad and Tobago 0-2 Iran – Goal (June 8, 2014)
Iran: World Cup 2014 team guide – The Guardian (June 6, 2014)
World Cup 2014: Iran tactics and key questions – the expert’s view – The Guardian (June 4, 2014)
Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24 – FIFA (June 1, 2014)
5 Iran players to watch at the World Cup – AP (May 31, 2014)
Iran Beat the “Great Satan” at the 1998 World Cup. Now It Has an American Player – Slate (May 19, 2014)
Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz fumes as infighting leaves his squad woefully underprepared – Telegraph (May 14, 2014)
Iran World Cup 2014 squad: Fulham’s Ashkan Dejagah is selected – The Guardian (May 13, 2014)
Steve Beitashour wants to play for Iran in World Cup – LA Times (May 6, 2014)
From Iran to Brazil via Charlton – Reza Ghoochannejhad takes flight – The Guardian (April 25, 2014)
Arsenal reportedly ‘open talks’ with Rubin Kazan over ‘Iranian Lionel Messi’ Sardar Azmoun – The Independent (March 28, 2014)
World Cup quiet achievers Iran and Nigeria keen to change perceptions – SBS (March 28, 2014)
Queiroz: Iran’s quality can win Asian cup – FIFA (March 27, 2014)
Born in the U.S., Playing for Iran – NY Times (March 22, 2014)
Iran’s prospects hampered by lack of big-game experience – Telegraph (March 21, 2014)
Friendly: Iran 1-2 Guinea – AFC (March 5, 2014) | Video
Iran defeats Kuwait 3-2 in AFC Asian Cup qualifier – Press TV (March 3, 2014)
I’m the biggest name in football… but friends call me ‘Gucci’, says Charlton’s Iranian striker Ghoochannejhad – Daily Mail (February 13, 2014)
World Cup preparation problems frustrate Iran manager Carlos Queiroz – The Guardian (February 6, 2014)
Reza Ghoochannejhad signs for Charlton – CAFC (January 30, 2014)
Queiroz: This is our World Cup – FIFA (January 17, 2014)
Iranians troll Messi on Facebook – AFP (December 10, 2013)
Iran drawn with Argentina in 2014 FIFA World Cup – Press TV (December 7, 2013)
Final Draw reveals intriguing groups – FIFA (December 6, 2013)
Overseas duo boost Iran hopes – FIFA (November 29, 2013)
Iran, Qatar book Asian Cup places, China wait – Eurosport (November 20, 2013)
Iran routs Thailand 3-0 in AFC Asian Cup qualifier – Press TV (November 16, 2013)
Iran defeats Thailand in 2015 Asia qualifier – Press TV (October 15, 2013)
As tensions thaw, has the US challenged Iran to a game of soccer? – NBC (October 9, 2013)
US-Iran Soccer Game Ideal for Diplomacy – US State Dept. – RIA (October 8, 2013)
Earthquakes Steven Beitashour chooses to represent Iran over United States – SI (October 7, 2013)
Report: San Jose Earthquakes’ Steven Beitashour called up by Iran for Asian Cup qualifier – MLS (October 4, 2013)
Queiroz: I want to take Iran to the next level – FIFA (August 20, 2013)
Brazil berth propels Iran up Ranking – FIFA (July 11, 2013)

WC 2014 Qualifiers
Iran and South Korea qualify for 2014 World Cup as Uzbekistan miss out – The Guardian (June 18, 2013) | Video
Iran closes in on World Cup dream with 4-0 win over Lebanon – Press TV (June 11, 2013) | Video
Asian giants awake from their slumber – FIFA (June 11, 2013) | Match Report
Iran win, end Qatar’s qualification hopes – AFP (June 4, 2013) | Match Report
Iran downs Qatar 1-0 in WCup qualifying – AP (June 4, 2013) | Video
Japan becomes first team to reach 2014 World Cup – SI (June 4, 2013)
Kuwait holds Iran to 1-1 draw in Asia Cup qualifiers – Press TV (March 26, 2013) | Video
Iran thrashes Lebanon 5-0 in Asian Cup qualifier – Press TV (February 6, 2013) | Video
Iran 0-1 Uzbekistan – FIFA (November 14, 2012)
Ten-man Iran beats S Korea in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match – Press TV (October 16, 2012) | Video
Iran 1-0 Korea Republic – FIFA (October 16, 2012)
Historic win for Lebanon over Iran – FIFA (September 11, 2012) | Match Report
Tunisia 2 – Iran 2 – Soccerway (August 15, 2012) | Video
Qatar leave Iran with a point – AFP (June 12 , 2012)
Iran 0 – Qatar 0 – FIFA Match Report (June 12 , 2012) | Video
Iran beats Uzbekistan 1-0 in World Cup qualifying – SI (June 3, 2012)
Iran 1 – Uzbekistan 0 – FIFA Match Report (June 3, 2012) | Video
Asia’s final round takes shape – FIFA (March 9, 2012)
Familiar foes reunited en route to Brazil – FIFA (March 9, 2012)
Iran 2-Qatar 2 – FIFA Match Report (February 29, 2012)| Video
Qatar, Iran advance after World Cup qualifier draw – AP (February 29, 2012)
Dejagah set for Iran debut – AFP (February 28, 2012)
Iran-Jordan friendly ends in two-a-piece draw – Press TV (February 23, 2012)
Iran on the cusp after comfortable win – FIFA | Match Report
Iran defeats Indonesia 4-1 – Press TV (November 15, 2011) | Video
Last-gasp Iran deny Bahrain – FIFA (November 11, 2011)
Iran 1 – Bahrain 1 – FIFA (November 11, 2011) | Video
Iran 6 – Bahrain 0 – FIFA (October 11, 2011) | Video
Iran bludgeons Bahrain in WCup qualifier – Press TV (October 11, 2011)
Politics and football mix as Iran hosts Palestine – CNN (October 5, 2011)
Qatar holds Iran to 1-1 draw in WCup qualifier – AP (September 6, 2011) | Video
Iran 1 – Qatar 1 – FIFA (September 6, 2011)
Iran 3 – Indonesia 0 – FIFA (September 2, 2011) | Video
Iran 1 – Maldives 0 – FIFA (July 28, 2011)
Queiroz confirmed as new Iran coach – CNN (April 4, 2011)

2011 Asian Cup
Japan claim fourth Asian Cup with extra-time win over Australia – The Guardian (January 29, 2011)
South Korea take third place at Asian Cup – CNN (January 28, 2011)
Penalty joy for finalists Japan – AP (January 25, 2011)
Iran vs South Korea – Video (January 22, 2011)
Iran 0-1 South Korea (AET): Yoon Bit-Garam Sinks Team Melli In Extra Time – Goal (January 22, 2011)
Iran coach keeps up title hopes – FIFA (January 19, 2011)
Iran UAE Goals – Video (January 19, 2011)
Iran 3 – UAE 0 – Goal (January 19, 2011)
Iran 1 – N. Korea 0 (Video) (January 15, 2011)
Iran first into Asian Cup quarterfinals – CNN (January 15, 2011)
Iran advance as champions recover – FIFA (January 15, 2011)
Iran 2- Iraq 1 – AFC Video (January 11, 2011)
Iran on target as DPR hold UAE – FIFA (January 11, 2011)
Iran defeats Iraq 2-1 in Asian Cup opener – AP (January 11, 2011)

July 2007
South Korea through after shootout – CNN (July 22, 2007)
Koreans urged to come of age against Iran – ESPN (July 21, 2007)
Iran coach expects easy win over Malaysia – ESPN (July 17, 2007)
Iran coach satisfied over draw with China – Xinhua (July 16, 2007)
China 2-2 Iran: Nekounam seals fightback – ESPN (July 15, 2007)
Iran battle back to beat Uzbekistan – ESPN (July 11, 2007)
Foxes recruit Iran defender Kaebi – BBC (July 5, 2007)
Mahdavikia, Iran’s flawless ‘magic carpet’ – AFP (July 2, 2007)

June 2007
Mexico destroy Iran in friendly – AFC (June 10, 2007)
Ghalenoiee without five key players for Mexico friendly – AFC (June 3, 2007)

May 2007
A Legend Retires – Goal.com (May 29, 2007
Legend Daei retires after leading Saipa to league title – AFC (May 29, 2007
AFC Futsal Championship: Iran back on top after fitting finale – AFC (May 19, 2007

April 2007
Retire No 10 jersey in honour of Daei, says Ghalenoiee – AFC (April 24, 2007

March 2007
Tehran derby ends in a draw – AFC (March 31, 2007
Iran edge Qatar 1-0 in friendly – AFC (March 25, 2007

February 2007
Teymourian makes Bolton debut – AFC (Februrary 12, 2007
Iran to play Belarus in friendly – AFC (Februrary 5, 2007

January 2007
Azizi named Abo Moslem coach – AFC (January 15,2007
Iran beat Stuttgart, UAE go down to Hamburg – AFC (January 11, 2007
IRIFF Transitory Board set up – AFC (January 4, 2007

December 2006
Fifa lifts Iran international ban – BBC (December 17, 2006)
Doha Asian Games: Iran beat Korea Republic to win bronze – AFC (December 15, 2006)
Host Qatar beats Iran 2-0 to enter Asiad soccer final – People’s Daily (December 11, 2006)
Doha Asian Games: Iran in control with 2-1 win over Hong Kong – AFC (December 4, 2006)
Iran football federation to revise terms called by FIFA – ISNA (December 2, 2006)

November 2006
FIFA President announces temporary lifting of Iran ban – AFC (November 27, 2006)
International football ban for Iran over sacking – The Guardian (November 25, 2006)
FIFA suspends Iran Football Federation – FFIA (November 23, 2006)
Iran hit with international ban – BBC (November 23, 2006)
AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers: Enayati, Badamaki on target as Iran beat Korea Republic – AFC (November 15, 2006)
Iran calls up big guns for last Asian Cup qualifier – People’s Daily (November 9, 2006)
Persepolis edge Esteghlal 2-1 – AFC (November 4, 2006)

October 2006
Iran coach Ghalenoiee defends his tactics – AFC (October 16, 2006)
Iran beat Iraq in LG Cup opener – AFC (October 5, 2006)

September 2006
Iran beat Syria 2-0: AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers – AFC (September 7, 2006)
Hashemian rescues Iran with last-minute strike – AFC (September 2, 2006)
Rezaei seals deal with Livorno – AFC (September 2, 2006)

August 2006
Allardyce makes midfield signing – BBC (August 29, 2006)
Syria hold Iran to 1-1 draw: AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers – AFC (August 16, 2006)
Iran edge UAE 1-0 in friendly – AFC (August 9, 2006)
Daie joins Saipa – AFC (August 9, 2006)

July 2006
Persepolis lose to Lazio in friendly – AFC (July 24, 2006)
Nekounam inks deal with Osasuna – AFC (July 6, 2006)

June 2006
Iran seek new direction after coach departs – ESPN (June 22, 2006)
Ivankovic disappointed not to win – BBC (June 21, 2006)
Iran 1 – Angola 1 – BBC (June 21, 2006)
Iran 1-1 Angola – ESPN (June 21, 2006)
Iranians seeking politics-free sport – BBC (June 21, 2006)
Angola finally score but miss out on second stage – The Guardian (June 21, 2006)
Portugal 2-0 Iran – BBC (June 17, 2006)
Portugal dispatch Iran to march on – CNN (June 17, 2006)
Iran boss hails Deco’s brilliance – BBC (June 16, 2006)
Ronaldo could be fit to face Iran – BBC (June 16, 2006)
Daei gives Iran injury concern – BBC (June 12, 2006)
Mexico 3 – Iran 1 – BBC (June 11, 2006)
Mexico not as dominant as 3-1 score would indicate – SI (June 11, 2006)
Bravo for Mexico as his double denies Iran – The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Iran set to pull rug from under Mexico – The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Iran 1 Female fans 0 – The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Iran team face mass protest – The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Nuremberg protest over Iran visit – BBC (June 11, 2006)
Sisters of Iran fire passion – The Scotsman (June 11, 2006)
Zandi misses Iran opener – Sky Sports (June 9, 2006)
World Cup swansong for Iran coach – BBC (June 8, 2006)
Iran’s female fans yet to win equality – BBC (June 6, 2006)
Iran drub club side 5-0 – AFC (June 6, 2006)
L.A. Galaxy vs. Stars of Iran, UCLA – Gallery (June 4, 2006)

May 2006
Iran’s president plays waiting game over invitation to Germany – The Guardian (May 29, 2006)
Croatia 2-2 Iran – BBC (May 28, 2006)
Ivankovic Branko eager to spring surprise in Germany – People’s Daily (May 28, 2006)
Iran is back, desperate to finally take the next step – CNNSI (May 26, 2006)
L.A. Galaxy to play Select Stars of Iran in international exhibition at UCLA’s Drake Stadium – PR (May 26, 2006)
Using Soccer To Kick Iran – CBS (May 20, 2006)
Hashemian hoping to recover in time – AFC (May 19, 2006)
Injured Jabbari out of Iran squad – AFC (May 14, 2006)

April 2006
President lifts ban on women watching football in Iran – The Guardian (April 25, 2006)
Sporting chance for Iranian women – BBC (April 24, 2006)

March 2006
Iran planning more friendlies, say reports – AFC (March 18, 2006)
Iran Olympic team for training camp – AFC (March 16, 2006)

February 2006
Nuclear strife must not halt Iran soccer match, Costa Rica president – People’s Daily (February 22, 2006)
Ivankovic puts his faith in domestic squad – AFC (February 20, 2006)
set up Costa Rica friendly on March 1 – AFC (February 6, 2006)
Iran plans four friendlies – AFC (February 2, 2006)

January 2006
Parviz Ghelichkhani talks about political football in Iran (January 25, 2006)
Bayern Munich deny backing Iran – BBC (January 13, 2006)
Persepolis go down fighting to Bayern – AFC (Januray 17, 2006
Iran to play Ukraine in first warm-up – AFC (Januray 14, 2006
Persepolis-Bayern Munich friendly on Jan 13 – AFC (Januray 6, 2006

December 2005
Iran Fixtures & Guide (BBC)
World Cup finals draw – BBC (December 9, 2005)
Saipa close in on leaders – AFC (December 7, 2005)

November 2005
Karimi opens account in UEFA Champions League – AFC (November 25, 2005)
4276. Iran win Asian Indoor Games futsal title – AFC (November 24, 2005)
Togo finish last in Iran tournament – BBC (November 13, 2005)
Togo lose to Paraguay – BBC (November 11, 2005)
Togo in Iran for mini-tournament – BBC (November 10, 2005)

October 2005
Iran restricts footballers’ style – BBC (October 11, 2005)

September 2005
Pas take over Iran League reins – AFC (September 19, 2005)
International Cup of Iran – UCLA (September 5, 2005)

August 2005
Iran overwhelm Libya in friendly – AFC (Auguast 30, 2005)
Karimi scores on Bayern debut – AFC (Auguast 23, 2005)
Iran to clash with Romania in friendly series – AFC (Auguast , 2005)
Nekounam to join Kaiserslautern – AFC (Auguast , 2005)
Iranian Naraji joins Sheffield – AFC (Auguast , 2005)
Hamburger have no plans to shift Mahdavikia – AFC (Auguast 4, 2005)
Iran win West Asian U-15 title – AFC (Auguast 2, 2005)

July 2005
Iran end England tour abruptly after mounting security concerns – AFC (July 28, 2005)
QPR 3-0 Iran – BBC (July 24, 2005)
Furlong fells Iran but tourists get warm welcome – The Guardian (July 24, 2005)
An Interview with Branko Ivankovic – BBC Persian (July 20, 2005)
Millwall v Iran match likely to be called off amid fears of racist attacks – The Guardian (July 19, 2005)
Mahdavikia having a rough ride at Hamburger – AFC (July 13, 2005)
Magath impressed with Karimi after first training session – AFC (July 6, 2005)

June 2005
Iran are Asia’s new No 1: FIFA world rankings – AFC (June 19, 2005)
Team Melli book berth in World Cup with 1-0 defeat of Bahrain – AFC (June 11, 2005)
Iranian women gatecrash team’s World Cup party – The Scotsman (June 9, 2005)
In Pictures: Football Celebrations in Iran – BBC Persian (June 8, 2005)
Japan & Iran in World Cup finals – BBC (June 8, 2005)
Iranian women kick out against football ban – The Guardian (June 6, 2005)
Iranian elite head for London and Portsmouth in summer tour – The Guardian (June 5, 2005)
. Iran take a giant step towards finals – AFC (June 8, 2005)
Iran held by Thailand as Japanese juggernaut rolls on – AFC (June 1, 2005)

May 2005
Iran down Azerbaijan in friendly – AFC (May 31, 2005)
Khodadad Azizi joins Austrian club – AFC (May 22, 2005)
Hashemian signs deal with Hannover 96 – AFC (May 17, 2005)
http://www.the-afc.com/en/component/content/article/2801 – AFC (May 17, 2005)
Iran star Karimi seals Bayern move – CNN (May 3, 2005)

April 2005
Mahdavikia rules out leaving Hamburg – AFC (April 26, 2005)
4492. Iran hits nine past helpless Tajikistan – AFC (April 9, 2005)
Iran continues winning streak – AFC (April 7, 2005)
Hashemian in the transfer market again – AFC (April 5, 2005)
German-based trio to lead IR Iran – AFC (April 4, 2005)
IR Iran arrives in Pyongyang – AFC (April 2, 2005)

March 2005
Fans rebel as Korea lose to Iran – Telegraph (March 31, 2005)
Iran close in on World Cup finals – FootballAsia (March 30, 2005)
Crowd trouble overshadows Iran win – FootballAsia (March 30, 2005)
Daei out of DPR Korea clash – FootballAsia (March 29, 2005)
Ivankovic stunned by Azadi tragedy – FootballAsia (March 29, 2005)
Zico’s policies disrupting Japan’s ‘wa’ – Japan Times (March 27, 2005)
No regrets for Zico despite defeat – FootballAsia (March 26, 2005)
Hashemian fires Iran past Japan – FootballAsia (March 25, 2005)
Hashemian double boosts Iran hopes – CNN (March 25, 2005)
Japan players at odds with Zico – Japan Times (March 25, 2005)
Japan set to ring the changes – FootballAsia (March 23, 2005)
Daei expects ‘hardest ever match’ – FootballAsia (March 22, 2005)
Late goal rescues Sepahan – FootballAsia (March 10, 2005)
Nekounam double sees off Al Rayyan – FootballAsia (March 10, 2005)
Stanko seeks strong start with Sepahan – FootballAsia (March 3, 2005)

February 2005
Late goal lifts Esteghlal past Pirouzi – FootballAsia (February 28, 2005)
Unlucky Pas go down to Esteghlal – FootballAsia (February 18, 2005)
Ivankovic satisfied with stalemate – FootballAsia (February 10, 2005)
Iran, Bahrain settle for point – FootballAsia (February 9, 2005)
The past is past, says Ivankovic – FootballAsia (February 9, 2005)
Iran squad in Manama for crucial World Cup qualifier – IRNA (February 7, 2005)
Iran fight back to defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina – FootballAsia (February 3, 2005)
Iran beats Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 – BBC Persian (February 2, 2005)
Azizi on alert for Bahrain clash – FootballAsia (February 1, 2005)

January 2005
Ivankovic confident of World Cup qualification – AFP (January 19, 2005)
Pas turn to Denizli – FootballAsia (January 4, 2005)
Ali Daei: “I can score 120 goals” – Fifaworldcup (January 2, 2005)

December 2004
Foolad cut Zob Ahan lead – FootballAsia (December 14, 2004)
Karimi confident of World Cup qualificiation – FootballAsia (December 9, 2004)
Karimi named Player of the Year – FootballAsia (December 9, 2004)
Daei looks to 2006 – BBC (December 1, 2004)

November 2004
Zob Ahan go level with Foolad – FootballAsia (November 29, 2004)
Iran and Thailand exit Futsal championship – FootballAsia (November 27, 2004)
Daei hits century as Iran progress – Football Asia (November 17, 2004)
DPR Korea keen to avoid Iran – FootballAsia (November 16, 2004)
Daei back in search of historic goal – FootballAsia (November 10, 2004)
Foolad draw level with leaders Saipa – FootballAsia (November 1, 2004)

October 2004
Iranian footballers get the yellow card over ponytails and hairbands – The Scotsman (October 29, 2004)
Iran bans long hair on the pitch – BBC (October 27, 2004)
Mayelikohan takes charge at Paykan – FootballAsia (October 27, 2004)
Honours even in Tehran derby – FootballAsia (October 24, 2004)
New Hamburg coach seeks Mahdavikia lift – FootballAsia (October 22, 2004)
Samereh doubles up as Esteghlal down Pas – FootballAsia (October 18, 2004)
Iran beats Qatar 3-2 in 2006 German World Cup qualifier – IRNA (October 14, 2004)
Hashemian at the double – FootballAsia (October 13, 2004)
Interview with Ali Daei – BBC Persian (October 9, 2004)
Germany win in front of huge crowd – CNN (October 9, 2004)
Iran’s Roster
Germany beats Iran 2-0 in friendly to raise money for Bam quake – IRNA (October 9, 2004)
Excitement Mounts Over Germany-Iran Soccer Friendly – DW (October 8, 2004)
Klinsmann uses Iran to test youngsters – SoccerNet (October 8, 2004)
Daei doubtful for crunch Qatar tie – FootballAsia (October 6, 2004)
Klinsmann urges continued German aid for Bam quake victims – IRNA (October 4, 2004)

September 2004
Qatar down Iran to advance – FootballAsia (September 28, 2004)
Saipa stay perfect in Iran – FootballAsia (September 27, 2004)
Ivankovic to extend Iran contract – FootballAsia (September 22, 2004)
Qatar book spot in FIFA U-17s – FootballAsia (September 18, 2004)
China down Iran to reach final – FootballAsia (September 16, 2004)
Champions Pas lose Iran league opener – FootballAsia (September 15, 2004)
Iranian misses Israel match – BBC Sport (September 13, 2004)
Yanpi bags double in Iran win – FootballAsia (September 12, 2004)
Beckenbauer to attend Germany-Iran friendly match in Tehran – IRNA (September 11, 2004)
Jordanian suffers football fury – BBC (September 9, 2004)
Iran claim sweet revenge against Jordan – FootballAsia (September 9, 2004)
Iran on do-or-die mission in Jordan – FootballAsia (September 8, 2004)
Iran thump Malaysia to advance – FootballAsia (September 8, 2004)
Ten-man Iran overcome India – FootballAsia (September 6, 2004)
Azizi set to return against Jordan – FootballAsia (September 2, 2004)

August 2004
Asian Cup: Analysis & Review – BBC Persian (August 8, 2004)
Japan retain Asian cup – BBC (August 7, 2004)
Iran win the 3rd place in Asian Cup 2004: Picutre Gallery – People’s Daily (August 7, 2004)
Iran triumph in adversity – FootballAsia (August 7, 2004)
Daei double steers Iran to third – FootballAsia (August 6, 2004)
Daei brace sinks Bahrain – BBC (August 6, 2004)
Bahrain and Iran not taking third place lightly – FootballAsia (August 5, 2004)
Ivankovic seeks return to club football – FootballAsia (August 5, 2004)
Iran coach slams referee for red card – People’s Daily (August 5, 2004)
Japan insists China protect soccer team – Japan Times (August 5, 2004)
Golmohammadi apologizes for crucial miss – FootballAsia (August 4, 2004)
Iran finally overcome by the odds – FootballAsia (August 4, 2004)
China to meet Japan – BBC (August 3, 2004)
Daei sets sights on derailing China – FootballAsia (August 1, 2004)
Turmoil has made us stronger, says Iran coach – FootballAsia (August 1, 2004)

July 2004
Japan/Iran into semis – BBC (july 31, 2004)
Iran a different ball-game – FootballAsia (july 30, 2004)
My heart is still with the team, says Nosrati – FootballAsia (july 29, 2004)
Japan held by Iran – Japan Times (july 29, 2004)
Ivankovic breathes sigh of relief – FootballAsia (july 28, 2004)
Asian Cup preview: Iran face tough task to play Japan – People’s Daily (july 28, 2004)
Daei doubt for crucial Japan clash – FootballAsia (July 26, 2004)
Ivankovic pragmatic about suspensions – FootballAsia (July 25, 2004)
Nosrati saves Iran blushes – BBC (July 24, 2004)
Iran escapes; Japan makes Asian Cup quarters – CNNSI (July 24, 2004)
Macala laments missed opportunities – FootballAsia (July 24, 2004)
Iran overcome Thailand – BBC (July 20, 2004)
Qatar sack Troussier – BBC (July 20, 2004)
Country before century insists Daei – FootballAsia (July 20, 2004)
Iran too strong says Chatchai – FootballAsia (July 20, 2004)
Iran name Asian Cup 22 – FootballAsia (July 13, 2004)
Britain needs to join the robotics race – The Guardian (July 8, 2004)
Sepahan claim Iranian cup title – FootballAsia (July 8, 2004)
Navidkia surgery successful – FootballAsia (July 6, 2004)
Mahdavikia wins Hamburg award – FootballAsia (July 2, 2004)

June 2004
Estgehlal to meet Sepahan in Iran cup final – FootballAsia (June 30, 2004)
Iran regain WAFF Championship title – FootballAsia (June 26, 2004)
Iran slam seven past Syria – FootballAsia (June 22, 2004)
Daei treble gives Iran perfect start – FootballAsia (June 18, 2004)
Iran seek WAFF Championship lift – FootballAsia (June 17, 2004)
Jordan stun Iran – FootballAsia (June 10, 2004)
Iran censured over nuclear probe – BBC (June 8, 2004)
Karimi powers Al Ahli to cup victory – FootballAsia (June 3, 2004)

May 2004
Playoffs to decide Iran league spots – FootballAsia (May 28, 2004)
Mahdavikia goal lifts Hamburg – FootballAsia (May 24, 2004)
Ivankovic names squad for Jordan clash – FootballAsia (May 21, 2004)
Home win not enough for Sepahan – FootballAsia (May 19, 2004)
Navidkia ruled out of Asian Cup – FootballAsia (May 17, 2004)
SA wins 2010 vote – BBC (May 15, 2004)
Korea make it six from six – FootballAsia (May 12, 2004)
Sepahan finish Iran season in style – FootballAsia (May 12, 2004)
Asian football looks to future – BBC (May 11, 2004)
Tunisia out of 2010 race – BBC (May 8, 2004)
Egypt: A matter of pride – BBC (May 7, 2004)
Karimi doubles up in Al Ahli win – FootballAsia (May 6, 2004)
Pakhtakor extend home winning record – FootballAsia (May 6, 2004)
Sepahan keep hopes alive – FootballAsia (May 4, 2004)
Pas claim Iran league crown – FootballAsia (May 4, 2004)

April 2004
Iran smash Malaysia for six – FootballAsia (April 30, 2004)
Iran seek win to stay in Athens 2004 hunt – FootballAsia (April 30, 2004)
Pas return to the top in Iran – FootballAsia (April 27, 2004)
Iran continue futsal reign – FootballAsia (April 25, 2004)
Iran to meet Japan again in futsal final – FootballAsia (April 24, 2004)
Africa’s 2010 contenders – BBC (April 22, 2004)
German to play Iran in benefit match – FootballAsia (April 22, 2004)
Zob Ahan remain in pole position – FootballAsia (April 22, 2004)
‘Helicopter’ Hashemian lands Bayern move – FootballAsia (April 21, 2004)
Ittihad crush Sepahan to regain Group D lead – FootballAsia (April 21, 2004)
Without Visas, Iran Can’t Be Everywhere It Wants to Be – Washington Post (April 20, 2004)
International Friendly Between Los Angeles Galaxy and Iran National Team Cancelled – PR (April 19, 2004)
Afghanistan scraps football team – BBC (April 19, 2004)
Shamsee nets seven in Iran Futsal win – FootballAsia (April 18, 2004)
Faraki calls for Chinese assistance – FootballAsia (April 18, 2004)
Iran delighted with Chinese win – FootballAsia (April 18, 2004)
Iran stay alive in Olympic football qualifiers – FootballAsia (April 16, 2004)
Iran eye sixth Asian futsal crown – FootballAsia (April 16, 2004)
Iran achieve highest world ranking – FootballAsia (April 15, 2004)
Afghan football fugitives caught – BBC (April 15, 2004)
Blow this for a game of football, say Afghans – The Guardian (April 14, 2004)
Faraki feisty ahead of China rematch – FootballAsia (April 13, 2004)
Hashemian to move to Bayern – reports – FootballAsia (April 8, 2004)
Karimi brace sees Sepahan home – FootballAsia (April 8, 2004)
Zob and Qatar SC share spoils – FootballAsia (April 6, 2004)
Iran cast half an eye on Asian Cup – FootballAsia (April 6, 2004)
Bayern eye Hashemian – FootballAsia (April 2, 2004)
Iran hit Laos for seven – FootballAsia (April 1, 2004)

March 2004
Galaxy to play national team of Iran (March 31, 2004)
RFK Likely to Host Iran-Guatemala on May 1 – Washington Post (March 31, 2004)
Iran Olympic coach resigns – FootballAsia (March 31, 2004)
China show spirit against Iran – FootballAsia (March 27, 2004)
China beats Iran 3-1 in Olympic soccer qualifier – People’s Daily (March 27, 2004)
Confident Iran gunning for three points – FootballAsia (March 26, 2004)
Iran look to bounce back against China – FootballAsia (March 22, 2004)
Tehran battle was won on wit: Kim – FootballAsia (March 19, 2004)
Daei still the main man in Iran: Ivankovic – FootballAsia (March 15, 2004)
Esteghlal edge ahead in Iran – FootballAsia (March 10, 2004)
Mobali saves Iran’s blushes – FootballAsia (March 3, 2004)
Iran coach tips China for success – FootballAsia (March 3, 2004)
Confident Iran wary of Malaysian heat – FootballAsia (March 2, 2004)

February 2004
Khatibi saves Arabi blushes – FootballAsia (February 25, 2004)
Esteghlal confirm Vahedinikbakht fee – FootballAsia (February 23, 2004)
Mehdi promises magic for Team Melli – FootballAsia (February 23, 2004)
Iran dump Qatar at empty Azadi – FootballAsia (February 19, 2004)
Iran dump Qatar at empty Azadi – FootballAsia (February 19, 2004)
Persian prowess will prevail: Ivankovic – FootballAsia (February 18, 2004)
Empty Azadi will hurt Iran: Troussier – FootballAsia (February 17, 2004)
Zob Ahan maintain Iranian poise – FootallAsia (February 12, 2004)
Zob Ahan size up Pakhtakor challenge – FootallAsia (February 11, 2004)
Sepahan look to make winning start – FootallAsia (February 10, 2004)
Japan held by Iran in Olympic warm-up – FootallAsia (February 9, 2004)
Mayelikohan pledges to attack – FootallAsia (February 8, 2004)
Vahedinikbakht leaves Esteghlal – FootallAsia (February 5, 2004)
Pas duo added to Iran Olympic side – FootallAsia (February 4, 2004)
Tehran derby ends in draw – FootallAsia (February 3, 2004)
Zandi – The new face in Iran – FootallAsia (February 3, 2004)

January 2004
Kabei double sinks Singapore – FootallAsia (January 31, 2004)
Iran Olympic prepare for Singapore test – FootallAsia (January 30, 2004)
Singapore contribute to earthquake fund – FootallAsia (January 30, 2004)
Iran drop interest in Hashemian – FootallAsia (January 29, 2004)
Pas regain Iran lead – FootallAsia (January 28, 2004)
Esteghlal maintain Iran lead – FootallAsia (January 21, 2004)
Iran eye sixth futsal crown – FootallAsia (January 20, 2004)
Mehdi seals four-year deal – FootallAsia (January 19, 2004)
China 2004 will be the best: Ivankovic – FootallAsia (January 18, 2004)
Draw for Asian Cup leaves all to play for – FIFA (January 16, 2004)
Japan handed Iran test – FootballAsia (January 15, 2004)
Asian Cup match schedule – FootballAsia (January 15, 2004)
Mahdavikia poised to extend deal – FootballAsia (January 15, 2004)
Iranian starlets slated for Singapore visit – FootballAsia (January 14, 2004)
Mahdavikia pledges allegiance to Hamburg – AFC (January 5, 2004)

2003

December 2003
Iran organises fund-raising games – AFC (December 30, 2003)
Top three win in Iran – AFC (December 29, 2003)
Mahdavikia linked with Roma – AFP (December 22, 2003)
Pas go top in Iran – AFC (December 22, 2003)
Hashemian strike saves Bochum – AFC (December 18, 2003)
Ansarian signs for Saipa – AFC (December 18, 2003)
Iranian race tightens up – AFC (December 15, 2003)
“Biggest honour of my career”: Mahdavikia – AFC (December 10, 2003)
Mahdavikia named AFC Player of the Year – AFC (December 10, 2003)
Injury rules Daei out of league match – AFC (December 10, 2003)
Ivankovic not taking Asia’s pedigree for granted – AFC (December 9, 2003)
Zob Ahan maintain four-point lead – AFC (December 8, 2003)
2006 World Cup Draw – Asian zone – The Guardian (December 5, 2003)
World Cup 2006 draw – BBC (December 5, 2003)
Premier League club eyes Iranian starlet – AFC (December 5, 2003)
Former Iran coach takes helm at Pirouzi – AFC (December 3, 2003)
Bashar brace steers Kuwait to victory – AFC (December 3, 2003)
Titanic clash between Kuwait and Iran in store – AFC (December 2, 2003)
Pirouzi make headway as top two falter in Iran – AFC (December 1, 2003)
Iran quit Bahrain International tournament – AFC (December 1, 2003)

November 2003
Daei’s record goal hands Iran narrow win – AFC (November 28, 2003)
Iran beats Lebanon 1-0 – BBC Persian (November 28, 2003)
Daei unperturbed by scoring record – AFC (November 28, 2003)
Olympic side swap places with Iran senior squad – AFC (November 28, 2003)
Seven new players called for Iran clash – AFC (November 27, 2003)
Kazemian called up for Lebanon clash – AFC (November 25, 2003)
Bahrain to host international tournament – AFC (November 25, 2003)
Daei one goal away from national scoring record – AFC (November 24, 2003)
Schalke 04 eyes Mahdavikia – reports – AFC (November 24, 2003)
Ivankovic gunning for Asian Cup title – AFC (November 21, 2003)
Iran book passage to China – AFC (November 20, 2003)
Iran ready for battle of Beirut – AFC (November 18, 2003)
Iran duo remain impressive in Bundesliga – AFC (November 17, 2003)
Crowd trouble halts Iran/DPR Korea qualifier – AFC (November 13, 2003)
N. Korea walks off after firecracker injury – AP (November 12, 2003)
Ali Karimi named October’s AFC Player of the Month – AFC (November 11, 2003)
Nominees for AFC Player of Year Awards – AFC (November 11, 2003)
Zob Ahan maintain lead in Iran despite draw – AFC (November 10, 2003)
Iran duo both on target in Germany – AFC (November 10, 2003)
Mehdi to make most out of Toppmoller understanding – AFC (November 6, 2003)
Ivankovic lauds Iranian youngsters – AFC (November 5, 2003)
Pirouzi falter again in Iranian league – AFC (November 5, 2003)
Hashemian strikes seventh of Bundesliga campaign – AFC (November 3, 2003)
Hashemian happy to play squad role at Bochum – AFC (November 1, 2003)

October 2003
Mahdavikia going nowhere, says new Hamburg coach – AFC (October 30, 2003)
Karimi brace gives Iran vital away win – AFC (October 29, 2003)
Zimbabwe held by Iran – BBC (October 25, 2003)
German puts Iraq back on the ball – BBC (October 17, 2003)
Iran win continental clash – AFC (October 13, 2003)
Iran beat All Whites – New Zealand Herald (October 12, 2003)
Sold-out match puts pressure on All Whites – Stuff (October 12, 2003)
Iran and New Zealand square off in continental clash – AFC (October 11, 2003)
Hashemian fires impressive brace in Bochum win – AFC (October 5, 2003)
Ivankovic back as Iran coach – AFC (October 3, 2003)
Majidi looks for repeat performance – AFC (October 3, 2003)
Majidi hopes to take Al Ain to Champions League crown – Gulf News (October 2, 2003)
Majidi The Ace In Al Ain’s Title Quest – AFC (October 1, 2003)
Soccer: Coach using match with Iran to bring in a host of newcomers – New Zealand Herald (October 1, 2003)
New hope for Iraqi football – BBC (October 1, 2003)

September 2003
Four new caps named in All Whites – New Zealand Herald (September 30, 2003)
Daei laments Iran loss to Jordan – AFC (September 29, 2003)
Jordan shock Group D favourites Iran – AFC (September 27, 2003)
Mehdi magic inspires Hamburg to victory – AFC (September 23, 2003)
Vahid Hashemian saves Bochum from brink of defeat – AFC (September 20, 2003)
Black-out for Beckham as Iran deems ads “too suggestive” – BBC (September 19, 2003)
Football family helps Afghanistan – BBC (September 17, 2003)
Vahid Hashemian scores to inspire Bochum upset – AFC (September 14, 2003)
Middle East on a march – FIFA (September 10, 2003)
The Challenge Cup: Continents collide – FIFA (September 9, 2003)
Daei double sees Iran through – AFC (September 8, 2003)
Iran hope for winning start – AFC (September 5, 2003)
Iran and New Zealand all set for AFC/OFC Challenge Cup – AFC (September 2, 2003)
Sepahan stumble to opening day draw – AFC (September 1, 2003)

August 2003
Majidi scores on debut to send Ain through – AFC (August 30, 2003)
Iran star Majidi cleared to play against Dalian – AFC (August 29, 2003)
Pas and Esteghlal draw in Iran Pro League opener – AFC (August 29, 2003)
Al Ain boost strike force with Majidi signing – AFC (August 25, 2003)
Becks stars in Iran ad – The Sun (August 22, 2003)
Belarus edge Iran in friendly – AFC (August 21, 2003)
Ali Daei returns home to Pirouzi – AFC (August 19, 2003)
Iraq make winning return to international fold – AFC (August 14, 2003)
Iraq to meet Iran in LG Cup opener – Gulf News (August 11, 2003)
Iran to lock horns with Iraq in quadrangular – AFC (August 8, 2003)
Pashazadeh stars in Rapid win – AFC (August 8, 2003)
The Qatar men – BBC (August 6, 2003)
High fives as Iran’s futsal kings extend reign – AFC (August 6, 2003)
Iran and Japan meet again in AFC Futsal final – AFC (August 5, 2003)
Iran stay on course for AFC Futsal triumph – AFC (August 4, 2003)
Mahdavikia lauds German experience – AFC (August 1, 2003)

July 2003
AFC Futsal Championship – Iran 2003

Iran teach new boys futsal master class – AFC (July 28, 2003)
Iran set to extend reign as Asia’s futsal kings – AFC (July 25, 2003)
‘Bora’ linked with Iran job? rumour – AFC (July 18, 2003)
Nikbakhtvahedi linked with Fenerbahce – AFC (July 15, 2003)
Troussier unveiled as Qatar coach – AFC (July 15, 2003)
Zob Ahan put end to Sepahan’s double dreams – AFC (July 3, 2003)

June 2003
Daei dumped by Al Shabab, chased by Chinese club – AFC (June 26, 2003)
Yazdani turns down Belgian interest for Dubai – AFC (June 26, 2003)
Sepahan crowned champions of Iran – AFC (June 23, 2003)
Pirouzi come up trumps in Tehran derby – AFC (June 14, 2003)
Eagles head to Iran – BBC (June 13, 2003)
Pride at stake in Tehran local derby – FEATURE – AFC (June 13, 2003)
Sepaphan named May’s AFC Team of the Month – AFC (June 9, 2003)
Uzbekistan no match for Iran – AFC (June 8, 2003)
Argentina stun Asian champions Iran – New Straits Times (June 7, 2003)
Karimi stays loyal to Al Ahli – AFC (June 6, 2003)
Iran to host AFC Futsal Championship – AFC (June 5, 2003)
Iran fans to enjoy free for all at Olympic qualifier – AFC (June 4, 2003)

May 2003
LG Cup: Champions Iran Arrives Today – allAfrica (May 28, 2003)
LG Cup: Iran Warn Eagles – allAfrica (May 27, 2003)
Mahdavikia voted Hamburg’s Player of Season – AFC (May 27, 2003)
AFC confident on futsal event – AFC (May 27, 2003)
Sepahan to represent Iran in AFC Champions League – AFC (May 26, 2003)
Iran handed easy path – AFC (May 9, 2003)
Asian Futsal giants Iran drawn against Euro champs – AFC (May 7, 2003)
Iran cruise past Uzbeks – AFC (May 5, 2003)

April 2003
Mahdavikia voted Player of Week in Germany – AFC (April 29, 2003)
Futsal world champions thrash Iran in friendly – AFC (April 29, 2003)
Interview with Bochum’s top striker Vahid Hashemian – Real Audio (April 28, 2003)
Takahara and Mahdavikia on the mark for Hamburg – AFC (April 27, 2003)
Esteghlal sack German coach Koch – AFC (April 25, 2003)
Iran confirm participation in Nigerian LG Cup – AFC (April 23, 2003)
Nigeria to host Iran and Morocco – AFP (April 22, 2003)
Hashemian inspirational in Bochum win over Stuttgart – AFC (April 21, 2003)
Mehdi’s declaration of affection to the HSV – (April 16, 2003)
2004 Athens Olympic Qualifiers – Iran advances to the next round – AFC (April 11, 2003)
Iran move through in Asian Olympic qualifying – AFC (April 11, 2003)
Peykan coach praise Pas after Iranian league defeat – AFC (April 11, 2003)
Foolad steal late winner in top of table thriller in Iran – AFC (April 8, 2003)
Mahdavikia happy to stay at Hamburg – AFC (April 6, 2003)
Iran Olympic supremo believes squad is on right track – AFC (April 3, 2003)
Karimi flattered by Inter Milan link – AFC (April 1, 2003)

March 2003
Former Iran goalkeeper edging back to full fitness – AFC (March 28, 2003)
Parvin tips Iranian powerhouses to prevail – AFC (March 28, 2003)
Koch under fire at Esteghlal – AFC (March 20, 2003)
Esteghlal chairman unhappy with team’s performances – AFC (March 20, 2003)
Azizi banned for six months – AFC (March 18, 2003)
Al Ain down Esteghlal to advance – AFC (March 15, 2003)
Pirouzi thump Nisa 4-1 – AFC (March 13, 2003)
Pirouzi to throw everything into attack – AFC (March 13, 2003)
Suffo keeps Hilal’s hopes alive – AFC (March 12, 2003)
Pirouzi to throw everything into attack – AFC (March 12, 2003)
Golmohammadi seeks to lift Pirouzi – AFC (March 11, 2003)
Soccer: All Whites matches with Iran postponed – New Zealand Herald (March 10, 2003)
AFC Champions League atmosphere is like Europe: Pirouzi coach – AFC (March 8, 2003)
Minavand ruled out of AFC Champions League – AFC (March 8, 2003)
Minavand linked with Pirouzi return – AFC (March 2, 2003)

February 2003
Sepahan stay ten clear despite draw – AFC (February 24, 2003)
Vahid rescues Bochum from brink of defeat – AFC (February 22, 2003)
Former Iran coach sticks head out for Esteghlal job – AFC (February 20, 2003)
Golmohammadi: Pirouzi putting Asia first – AFC (February 17, 2003)
Sepahan go 10 points up in Iran – AFC (February 15, 2003)
Iran learn the hard way – BBC (February 13, 2003)
Mahdavikia the toast of Hamburg – AFC (February 13, 2003)
Koch gets help at Esteghlal – AFC (February 12, 2003)
Young stars enter squad to play Iran – New Zealand Herald (February 12, 2003)
Blazevic linked with Al Ittihad – AFC (February 10, 2003)
Iranian star scores brace to sink Leverkusen – AFC (February 8, 2003)
Winners thank Denmark for fair play – The Copenhagen Post (February 7, 2003
Deliberate penalty miss marks loss to Iran – The Copenhagen Post (February 7, 2003
Iran pay the penalty in HK final – AFC (February 4, 2003)
Uruguay beat Iran on penalties in bad-tempered final – AFP (February 4, 2003)
Iran-Uruguay Match Report – Radio Farda (February 4, 2003)
Iran vs Uruguay – Radio Farda (February 4, 2003)
Iran edge Danes in Hong Kong quadrangular – AFC (February 2, 2003)
Iran edges Denmark at Carlsberg Cup – AP (February 1, 2003)

January 2003
Esteghlal finding form in time for Champions League – AFC (January 26, 2003)
NZ Soccer monitors Iran safety before committing to game – Stuff (January 23, 2003)
Minavand’s fate at Al Shabab in jeopardy – AFC (January 20, 2003)
Sepahan lose second in a row – AFC (January 19, 2003)
Honours even in Tehran derby – AFC (January 11, 2003)
Sepahan defeated for first time in Iran – AFC (January 10, 2003)
Iranian football club admits female fans – BBC (January 10, 2003)
Iranian soccer club lets women fans into stadium – AP (January 9, 2003)
Esteghlal stumble again – AFC (January 4, 2003)
Sepahan down Pirouzi to extend Iranian league lead – AFC (January 3, 2003)

2002

December 2002
Shahrokhi takes temporary charge of Iran – AFC (December 30, 2002)
Abbas denies intent to injure Karimi – AFC (December 30, 2002)
Sepahan win streak continues – AFC (December 28, 2002)
Esteghlal beaten in Iranian league – AFC (December 27, 2002)
Sepahan win streak continues – AFC (December 21, 2002)
AFC satisfied with World Cup quota – AFC (December 18, 2002)
Oceania gets World Cup spot – BBC (December 18, 2002)
FIFA executive ratifies allocation of places for 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany? (December 17, 2002)
Denmark, Iran and Uruguay to play in Hong Kong – AFC (December 16, 2002)
Esteghlal edge Bargh in Iranian league – AFC (December 15, 2002)
Pirouzi edge Fajr to rise to second – AFC (December 14, 2002)
Sepahan stretch lead in Iran – AFC (December 13, 2002)
Iran invited to Hong Kong quadrangular – AFC (December 10, 2002)
Esteghlal held by Foolad – AFC (December 9, 2002)
Sepahan extend lead in Iran – AFC (December 7, 2002
Esteghlal get back on winning track – AFC (December 4, 2002)
Al Ain close to sealing Kazemian transfer – AFC (December 3, 2002)

November 2002
Pirouzi coach criticise Iranian conditions – AFC (November 28, 2002)
Esteghlal scrape through in AFC Champions League – AFC (November 26, 2002)
Abu Moslem pay price for missed penalty – AFC (November 24, 2002)
Al Ahly closing in on Iranian starlet Kazemian – AFC (November 19, 2002)
Schlappner tips bright future for Iranian football – AFC (November 18, 2002)
Hasheminasab boosts Esteghlal’s continental hopes – AFC (November 15, 2002)
Iranian star looking to move away from Perugia – AFC (November 13, 2002)
Esteghlal and Pakhtakor score narrow wins – AFC (November 13, 2002)
Interview with Giovanni Mei (SAIPA’s new Italian coach) – Radio Azadi (November 11, 2002)
Struggling Esteghlal seek Champions League revival – AFC (November 9, 2002)
Tehran giants slow out of the blocks – AFC (November 8, 2002)
Iran must persevere, urges national team supervisor – AFC (November 6, 2002)
Esteghlal beaten again – AFC (November 4, 2002)
Fajr Sepasi remain perfect in Iran – AFC (November 2, 2002)
Esteghlal stunned by Sanat Naft – AFC (November 1, 2002)

October 2002
AFC FUTSAL Championship Indonesia 2002

All Whites get green light for Iran series – Stuff (October 30, 2002)
Iran wins coveted fourth straight title of Asian Futsal Championship – AP (October 30, 2002)
Iran The Untouchables waltz into Futsal history – AFC (October 30, 2002)
Japan win right to upstage hot favourites Iran – AFC (October 30, 2002)
Japan makes the futsal final to meet defending champions IR Iran – AFC (October 30, 2002)
Iran storm into semis, Japan edge Uzbeks – AFC (October 29, 2002)
Tough for any team to halt IR Iran’s march to the futsal final – AFC (October 28, 2002)
Esteghlal Ahvaz coach quits after two losses – AFC (October 28, 2002)
Nakata and Razaei on target in Italy – AFC (October 28, 2002)
Futsal quarter-final preview – AFC (October 28, 2002)
Fajr Shiraz and Pirouzi share joint lead in Iran – AFC (October 27, 2002)
Iran and Iraq in rampant Futsal form – AFC (October 25, 2002)
Defending futsal champions IR Iran off to a good start – AFC (October 24, 2002)
Esteghlal through to face Neftchi – AFC (October 24, 2002)
Esteghlal President praises German coach – AFC (October 22, 2002)
Daei out for two months – AFC (October 21, 2002)
Ivankovic denies links with UAE clubs – AFC (October 21, 2002)
IR Iran looking good for an unprecedented fourth straight futsal title – AFC (October 21, 2002)
Pirouzi win, Fajr Shiraz top of Iran league – AFC (October 20, 2002)
Esteghlal fight back to win on opening day – AFC (October 18, 2002)
Iran to face New Zealand in AFC/OFC challenge – AFC (October 15, 2002)
Iran Nip Nippon in the Bud – Tehran Times (October 14, 2002)
Four-time winners Iran aim to be continental kings – AFC (October 14, 2002)
Iran retain Asian Games football gold – AFC (October 13, 2002)
Xinhua News Agency – Nekounam helps Iran retain Asiad soccer title (October 13, 2002)
Iran defeats Japan 2-1 to retain Asian Games soccer title – AP (October 13, 2002)
Three-time champions Iran faces Japan for Asian Games – AP (October 12, 2002)
Iran take emotional rollercoaster ride to final – AFC (October 12, 2002)
South Korea pay the penalty as Iran go through – AFC (October 10, 2002)
Determined Iran down Kuwait – AFC (October 8, 2002)
Mourning Daei out of Asian Games – AFC (October 8, 2002)
Daei turmoil on eve of Asian Games clash – AFC (October 7, 2002)
Iran and Kuwait set up Bangkok final repeat – AFC (October 5, 2002)
Iran, Kuwait and Japan into Asian Games quarters – ESPN (October 5, 2002)
Esteghlal up for AFC Champions League challenge – AFC (October 2, 2002)
Iran edge closer to Asian Games last eight – AFC (October 1, 2002)

September 2002
Esteghlal’s Champions League boost – AFC (September 30, 2002)
Afghan exile ends in 10-0 Iranian drubbing – AFC (September 28, 2002)
Holders Iran dogged by controversy – AFC (September 25, 2002)
Iran’s women fans await stadium access – BBC (September 22, 2002)
Iran Clinches LG Cup for Third Time in a Row – Tehran Times (September 22, 2002)
Iran claim LG Cup – AFC (September 20, 2002)
Morocco finishes third in friendly soccer tournament in Iran – AP (September 19, 2002)
Iran advance to LG Cup final on penalties – AFC (September 18, 2002)
Ivancevic follows Hashiratani out of Sapporo – AFC (September 18, 2002)
Karimi keen to make amends in Busan – AFC (September 17, 2002)
Afghanistan to play Asian Games football tournament – AFC (September 16, 2002)
Iran name temporary replacement federation chief – ESPN (September 14, 2002)
Iran soccer federation names caretaker chief – AP (September 14, 2002)
Daadkan takes over as Iran football chief – AFC (September 14, 2002)
Iran’s Football Supremo Announces Surprise Resignation – Tehran Times (September 14, 2002)
Daei fires blank on Al Shabab debut – AFC (September, 13 2002)
Iran remain upbeat for Asian Games – AFC (September 12, 2002)
Daei rallies behind Iran coach – AFC (September 11, 2002)
Iran’s Asian Games defence boosted by WAFF – AFC (September 8, 2002)
Iran end penalty woes to finish third – AFC (September 7, 2002)
Iraq in WAFF Final as Iran’s penalty woes continue – AFC (September 6, 2002)
‘ Iran always expected to win’: Ivankovic – AFC (September 5, 2002)
Ivankovic happy … but concerned – AFC (September 4, 2002)
Iran advance to WAFF semis despite penalty woes – AFC (September 3, 2002)
Mahdavikia returns from injury layoff – AFC (September 3, 2002)
Asia needs a new breed of coaches – AFC (September 2, 2002)

August 2002
WAFF Championship – Syria 2002

Jordan stun Iran in WAFF Championship opener – AFC (August 31, 2002)
Jordan beats Iran 1-0 in opening game of West Asian Championship – AP (August 30, 2002)
Iran includes five senior players for WAFF Championship – AFC (August 30, 2002)
Iran to defend WAFF title without star striker – AFC (August 28, 2002)
Karim Bagheri to spend season at Pirouzi – AFC (August 24, 2002)
Vahedinikbakht’s Spanish move in limbo – AFC (August 22, 2002)
Daei fires Iran to victory in Ukraine – AFC (August 22, 2002)
Talebi quits as Syrian national coach – AFC (August 20, 2002)
Injury-hit Ukraine to face Iran – UEFA (August 18, 2002)
Iranian forward linked with Rayo Vallecano – AFC (August 17, 2002)
Iran Elected for AFC Executive Committee Post – Tehran Times (August 15, 2002)
England, Germany and Iran plan Afghan task force – CNNSI (August 14, 2002)
Asia likely to get four and a half slots for 2006 World Cup – AFC (August 14, 2002)
Bouzo happy to avoid Iran – AFC (August 13, 2002)
Iran avoid hosts in WAFF Championship draw – AFC (August 13, 2002)
Asian club football given huge boost with Champions League launch – AFC (August 13, 2002)
Iranian Asian Games side held by Azerbaijan – AFC (August 9, 2002)
Mahdavikia II on the move – HSV (August 7, 2002)
Iran’s Futsal Team to Camp in Europe: Ansarifard – Tehran Times (August 5, 2002)
Esteqlal Beats Asir 3-1 – Tehran Times (August 5, 2002)
National love of soccer channels reality of life in Iran – The Age (August 2, 2002)
Daei looking forward to UAE season – AFC (August 1, 2002)
Mahdavikia returns to practice after back surgery recovery – IRNA (August 1, 2002)

July 2002
Saudi Al-Ittifaq to Sign Two Esteqlal Players – Tehran Times (July 30, 2002)
Khakpour building bridges in the USA – BBC (July 29, 2002)
Defending champions Iran looking good for the 2002 AFC Futsal Championship title – AFC (July 24, 2002)
Syria eliminates Iran from AFC U-20 contention – AFC (July 24, 2002)
Oman surprise Iran in AFC U-20s – AFC (July 23, 2002)
At long last..Mehdi Mahdavikia on the mend! – HSV (July 23, 2002)
Iran to play Uzbekistan in AFC Futsal opener – AFC (July 22, 2002)
Pour-Heidari Signs One-Year Contract With Naft – Tehran Times (July 21, 2002)
Karimi picked for Iranian Asian Games squad – AFC (July 17, 2002)
Bagheri linked with English return – AFC (July 16, 2002)
Esteghlal appoint German coach – AFC (July 16, 2002)
Red plight for footballers – BBC (July 16, 2002)
Ivic returns to Middle East with Al Ittihad – AFC (July 13, 2002)
Iran face tough test to retain Asian Games gold – AFC (July 11, 2002)
Bagheri talking to English clubs – AFC (July 10, 2002)
Dinmohammadi in Dubai for Contract Talks – Tehran Times (July 10, 2002)
Asian Games draw held in Busan – AFC (July 9, 2002)
National Footballers Will Raise Funds for Quake Victims: Daei – Tehran Times (July 7, 2002)
Al-Ahly Awards Karimi – Tehran Times (July 1, 2002)

June 2002
Saudi Al-Ittifaq to Sign Two Esteqlal Players – Tehran Times (June 30, 2002)
Minavand joins Daei at Al Shabab – AFC(June 25, 2002)
Esteqlal Lifts League Trophy – Tehran Times (June 22, 2002)
Tehran Routs Afghan Refugees Side in Soccer Friendly – Tehran Times (June 22, 2002)
Lazio defender lauds potentials of Iranian footballers – IRNA (June 17, 2002)
Kavianpour joins Al Wasl – IRNA (June 17, 2002)
Adidas voices readiness for investment in Iran – IRNA (June 15, 2002)
Mahdavikia out for three months – AFC (June 8, 2002)
Iran beat Kuwait in friendly – AFC (June 1, 2002)

May 2002
Mahdavikia “satisfactory” following surgery – AFC (May 30, 2002)
Parvin surprised by Pirouzi success – AFC (May 30, 2002)
Pirouzi snatch Iranian League title – AFC (May 29, 2002)
Daei signs for UAE’s Al Shabab – AFC (May 26, 2002)
Esteghlal close in on Iran League title -AFC (May 25, 2002)
Pirouzi go top in Iran – AFC (May 24, 2002)
Esteghlal lead cut – AFC (May 19, 2002)
Khatibi released by Pas – AFC (May 16, 2002)
Goal droughts continue for Tehran giants-AFC (May 10, 2002)
AFC Player of the Year 2001 Nominees announced -AFC (May 8, 2002)
ALI KARIMI-AFC (May 7, 2002)
Esteghlal unable to pull away-AFC (May 6, 2002)
Iran: Pirouzi held to goalless draw-AFC (May 5, 2002)
Shiraz sides foil Iranian giants-AFC (May 1, 2002)

April 2002
Jamshed looks to homeland for football talent-AFC (April 2002)
Iran: Esteghlal and Pirouzi held-AFC (April 27, 2002)
Hannover 96 pursue Daei-AFC (April 25, 2002)
Esteghlal stay on top-AFC (April 22, 2002)
Karimi double leaves Al Jazira title hopes in tatters-AFC (April 21, 2002)
Hasheminassab linked with Galatasaray-AFC (April 21, 2002)
Iran Stands Second at West Asian Soccer Event-Tehran Times (April 14, 2002)
Kuwait win West Asian Games gold-AFC (April 13, 2002)
Iran 1-Syria 1-IM (April 11, 2002)
Iran Beats Qatari U-23 Soccer Side-Tehran Times (April 8, 2002)
Azadi will be rebuilt-IM (April 8, 2002)
Azizi attracted German attention-IM (April 8, 2002)
Iran Held by Palestine 2-2 at West Asian Games-Tehran Times (April 6, 2002)
Suwon Samsung Retains Asian Club Championship-Tehran Times (April 6, 2002)
Esteghlal clinch third spot in Asian Club Championship-AFC (April 5, 2002)
Suwon and Anyang set up all Korean final- AFC (April 4, 2002)
Esteghlal knocked out of the Asian Club Championships-IM (April 4, 2002)
Ivankovic gunning for glory with Iranian youngsters-AFC (April 4, 2002)
Vahedi Nikbakht to sit out semi-AFC(April 3, 2002)
21st. Asian Club Championship (April 2002)

March 2002
Pourheidari: We will work towards Asian championship-IRNA (March 24, 2002)
Iran remain top Asian team in FIFA ranking-AFC (March 21, 2002)
Argentina beats Iran in futsal clash-IRNA (March 20, 2002)
Late Fatemi goal gives Esteghlal victory-AFC (March 17, 2001)
Abedzadeh Back Home-Tehran Times (March 16, 2002)
Iranian international off for trials with Atletico-AFC (March 14, 2002)
Mohammad Hammam to be the new AFC President-AFC (March 14, 2002)
Blatter regrets over Abedzadeh illness-IRNA (March 13, 2002)
Iran: Pirouzi close gap on leaders Esteghlal (March 12, 2002)
Profile: Esteghlal – Iran -AFC (March 7, 2002)
Abedzadeh fine after surgery-AFC (March 5, 2002)
Iran Lifts Morocco Soccer Tourney Trophy-Tehran Times (March 5,2002)
Iranian Striker Fatemi Named AFC Player of the Month-Tehran Times (March 5, 2002)
Esteghlal to host Asian Club Championship semi-finals and final-AFC (March 5, 2002)
Iran and Algeria to meet in LG Cup final – AFC (March 2 , 2002)
Esteghlal to host Asian Club finals – AFC (March 2 , 2002)

February 2002
Asian Club Championship: Andre Shoots Anyang Into Last Four – AFC (February 21, 2002)
20 Players Invited to National Futsal Camp -Tehran Times (February 19, 2002)
Ivankovic Mulls Rejuvenation of National Squad – Tehran Times (February 18, 2002)
Bagheri quits Iran national team -AFC (Feb. 18, 2002)
Afghanistan welcomes return of football – AFC (February 17, 2002)
Esteghlal move up to second_AFC (February 15, 2002)
Esteghlal through to ACC semi-finals – AFC (February 10, 2002)
Nasaf hold Esteghlal to keep finals dream alive – AFC (February 9, 2002)
Underdog Nasaf Holds Esteqlal – Tehran Times (February 9, 2002)
Iran’s Futsal Team Due in Italy in Mid-March-Tehran Times (Feb. 9, 2002)
Ivankovic Denied as Iran Lose 3-2 to Slovakia – Tehran Times (February 6, 2002)
Slovakia edge Iran in Azadi thriller – AFC (February 6, 2002)
Esteghlal win eight-goal thriller – AFC (February 6, 2002)
Esteqlal Fights Back to Give Al Wahda 5-3 Home Defeat – Tehran Times (February 6, 2002)
Asian Club Championship Quarter-finals West Preview: Esteghlal – AFC (February 5, 2002)
Ivankovic sets ground rules as Iran coach – AFC (February 5, 2002)
Iran’s Esteqlal Leaves for UAE-Tehran Times (February 4, 2002)
Faraki Appointed National Soccer Coach – Tehran Times (February 4, 2002)

January 2002
23 soccer players invited to national camp – IRNA (January 30, 2002)
Ivankovic appointed as Iranian head coach – AFC (January 30, 2002)
Ivankovic is new Iran coach – Ananova (January 30, 2002)
Ivankovic appointed Iran soccer head coach – IRNA (January 30, 2002)
WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG? – AFC Feature (January 2002)
Blazevic confirms resignation as Iran coach – AFC (January 24, 2002)
Blazevic quits as Iran boss – Ananova (January 24, 2002)
Mahdavikia to miss friendly against Slovakia – AFC (January 24 , 2002)
Ivanokovic linked with Iranian post – AFC (January 30, 2002)
Blazevic eager to take up Bosnian post – AFC (January 20, 2002)
West Asian Club Championship Q-finals-AFC (Jan 17 , 2002)
Blazevic to cease ties with Iran-AFC (Jan 14, 2002)
Asian U-20 Draw-AFC (Jan. 9, 2002)
AFC Monthly Awards for December- Bagheri is AFC Player of the Month (Jan. 7, 2002)
Esteghlal goes through-AFC (Jan. 6, 2002)

2001

Al Ittihad draws first blood – AFC (December 24, 2001)
Esteghlal start preparations for showdown – AFC (December 14, 2001)
Bagheri voted best in Arab Cup – AFC (December 13, 2001)
Blazevic to take over Ukraine – AFC (December 13, 2001)
Dinmohammadi eager to move – AFC (December 7, 2001)
Persepolis go joint second – AFC (November 29, 2001)
Saipa to bolster Iran-Italian ties – AFC (November 29, 2001)
Esteghlal to sell best players-AFC (November 29, 2001)
Broumand gets into deeper trouble – AFC (November 27, 2001)
Croatian clubs after Blazevic – AFC (Nov. 26, 2001)
Mahdavikia out for three weeks – AFC (November 24, 2001)
Players criticize Blazevic – AFC (November 20, 2001)
Minavand returns to Pirouzi – AFC (November 20, 2001)
Rezaei’s full Serie A debut – AFC (November 20, 2001)
Al Sadd signs Karim Bagheri – AFC (November 16, 2001)
Iran miss out – AFC (November 15, 2001)
Ireland qualify for World Cup 2002 – The Guardian (November 15, 2001)
Emotional McCarthy toasts qualification – The Guardian (November 15, 2001)
Jubilant scenes as Ireland pass their Tehran test – SoccerNet (November 15, 2001)
Ireland loses to Iran 1-0 but makes World Cup – AP (November 15, 2001)
The moral is: we’re winners at last – Irish Times (November 15, 2001)
Ireland through to World Cup finals – Irish Times (November 15, 2001)
Irish earn finals place – BBC (Nov. 15, 2001)
Delight for McCarthy – BBC (November 15, 2001)
Iran 1-0 Republic of Ireland – BBC (November 15, 2001)
Iran 1-0 Republic of Ireland – BBC (November 15, 2001)
McCarthy likely to play it safe in Iran – Ananova (November 14, 2001)
Keane hopes to be Irish hero – BBC (November 14, 2001)
Iran v Republic of Ireland stats – BBC (Nov. 14, 2001)
Ireland on the offensive – BBC (November 14, 2001)
A man’s game in Iran – BBC (November 14, 2001)
World Cup needs Ireland – BBC (Nov. 13, 2001)
Irish women barred says Iranian paper – Irish Times (November 13, 2001)
Iranians delighted by a Rye of hope – Irish Times (November 13, 2001)
Kinsella replaces Keane – BBC (November 13, 2001)
Warm welcome for Ireland’s TV stars – SoccerNet (November 12, 2001)
McCarthy puts his faith in Holland and Kinsella -Ananova (November 13, 2001)
Kinsella to replace Keane in Tehran – Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Ireland fly without Keane – Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Of course the question is, is 2-0 enough – Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Ball firmly in our court – Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
So far, so good for satisfied McCarthy – Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Keane out of second leg – BBC (November 11, 2001)
Irish given lifeline by Shay – BBC (November 11, 2001)
Giant step for Ireland – The Observer (November 11, 2001)
Republic Take Vital Lead Into Tehran – Sky Sports (November 10, 2001)
Iran plot new miracle – SoccerNnet (Nov. 11, 2001)
Harte spot on as Ireland take first blood in Dublin – SoccerNet (November 10, 2001)
Ireland sweep to victory over Iran – Irish Times (November 10, 2001)
Republic of Ireland v Iran stats – BBC (November 10, 2001)
Irish take two-goal advantage – BBC (November 10, 2001)
The Iran file – Irish Times (No v.10, 2001)
Republic of Ireland v Iran stats – BBC (November 10, 2001)
Iran takes football to its heart – BBC (November 9, 2001)
McCarthy ready for showdown – BBC (November 9, 2001)
Al Wahda chase Daei – AFC (Nov. 9, 2001)
Keane to face Iran – Annanova (November 9, 2001)
Iran boss puts his neck on the line – Annanova (Nov. 8, 2001)
IRAN’S WIZARD OF OZ – AFC (November 8, 2001)
We can win says Daei – AFC (Nov. 8, 2001)
Iranian trio cleared by FIFA – AFC (November 8, 2001)
Iran coach wary of Leeds link in Ireland’s ranks – Scotsman (November 7, 2001)
Iranian hero with eye for goal – The Irish Times (November 7, 2001)
Young Iranians in Dublin – BBC Persian (November 6, 2001)
Keane boost for England – BBC (November 6, 2001)
Iran lifts women’s ban for the Irish – The Guardian (November 6, 2001)
Irish women to attend play-off – BBC (November 6, 2001)
Karimi is Iran dangerman – BBC (November 5, 2001)
Kennedy pulls out of World Cup play-off – The Guardian (November 5, 2001)
Kennedy forced to withdraw – Irish Times (November 5 2001)
Kennedy out of Dublin play-off – BBC (November 5 2001)
Triumphof McCarthyism almost complete-Ireland World Cup Observer special (November 4, 2001)
True supporters set for Irelands Iranian away-day… – The Guardian (November 4, 2001)
Kennedy is Irish doubt – BBC (Nov. 4, 2001)
We’re world class says Blazevic – AFC (November 4, 2001)
McCarthy wants two more years – Irish Times (November 3, 2001)
Irish travelling to Tehran urged to observe customs – Irish Times (November 2, 2001)
Republic live on BBC – BBC Football (Nov.2, 2001)
Iran try to play catch-up on Irish-Irish Times (November 1, 2001) ShouldIreland be afraid of Iran? – The Guardian (November 1, 2001) Iran there for the taking says UAE boss – Irish Times (November 1, 2001)
Iranian football facts-BBC (November 1, 2001) Iran book showdown with Irish – Irish Times (November 1, 2001)
Blazevic relieved with win – AFC (Nov. 1, 2001)
Iran win play-off -AFC (October 31, 2001) Irish eyes on Tehran for testing decider – The Guardian (October 31, 2001)
Reid backs Republic to beat Iran – The Guardian (October 31, 2001)
Iran through to face Republic – BBC (October 31, 2001)
Blazevic may rue his dark humour – Irish Times (October 31, 2001)
UAE boss in unenviable position – Irish Times (October 31, 2001)
UAE take on Iran in crucial encounter – Gulf News (October 31, 2001)
Blazevic reiterates bid to commit suicide – Gulf News (October 30, 2001)
McCarthy wants update on Keane – The Guardian (October 29, 2001)
Iran FA to release Karimi – Gulf News (October 29, 2001)
Moutaz believes UAE can beat Iran – Gulf News (October 29, 2001)
Ruijs has a surprise up his sleeve for Iran – Gulf News (October 29, 2001)
MCCARTHY HAPPY AS HE SEES IRAN FAIL TO FIRE – Irish Times (October 26, 2001)
Iranian riots: Not just about football – BBC (October 26, 2001)
UAE concede first-leg initiative – Gulf News (October 26, 2001)
Iran take first leg advantage – BBC (October 23, 2001)
McCarthy dismisses safety fears – BBC (October 23, 2001)
Al Ahli have to wait a bit longer for Karimi’s services – Gulf News (October 23 2001)
Iran football clashes continue – BBC (October 23, 2001)
Iran football fans clash with police – BBC (October 22, 2001) Trouble flares after Iran beat Iraq – BBC (October 12, 2001)
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