11 October 2016
It was somewhat laboured at times, but Iran did enough claim three potentially crucial points in World Cup qualifying against South Korea.
9 June 2016
A former Iranian national team player has been banned for six months by his federations's 'morality committee' after photos of the player wearing 'SpongeBob pants' began to appear online.
26 April 2016
From humble beginnings, immensely talented midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh has the world at his feet, as Paul Williams explains...
26 April 2016
It's time for the next 10 players in our countdown as we work our way towards No.1. In this section, we discover a Japanese veteran ageing with aplomb, an ambitious War Elephant and a host of European-based talents...
24 March 2016
Harry Redknapp's Jordan won 8-0, Australia and Japan scored big and Thailand reached the next phase in the latest AFC World Cup qualifiers.
16 February 2016
Veteran Sergio van Dijk feels it is a great pity to see his adopted country in its current state, but looks back fondly on his time playing there in a career that has also taken him to Australia, Thailand and Iran...
24 January 2016
Asian football superpowers Japan and South Korea remain on track to meet in the final of the AFC Under-23 Championship, and book berths at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, after seeing off Iran and Jordan respectively in the quarter-finals in Qatar.
22 January 2016
Japan coach Makoto Teguramori is hoping it will be third time lucky for his team in the quarter-finals of the AFC U23 Championship as his side prepare to take on Iran for a place in the semi-finals.
17 November 2015
Mohammad Al Sahlawi scored five times as Saudi Arabia demolished East Timor 10-0 in the AFC section of World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.
16 November 2015
Former Socceroos coach Les Scheinflug believes it was “destiny” that Australia did not qualify for the 1998 World Cup in France.


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