All five Asian World Cup participants are busy in this international break. ESPN FC takes a look at where they all stand as Russia 2018 gets closer.
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Iran has barred women from attending football games since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is looking forward to facing "the best player in the world" when his team take on Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal.
Carlos Queiroz has told authorities in Iran to remove him from his role as the nation's head coach if they do not cede to his demands for Russia 2018.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz will need to take on his home nation Portugal and former player Cristiano Ronaldo after the draw for Russia 2018 on Friday.
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has a lot of admiration for the three countries his team will face in the group stages of the World Cup.
Portugal, Spain, Iran and Morocco make up World Cup Group B. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.
Russia salvaged a 1-1 draw in the 2018 World Cup hosts' friendly against Iran on Tuesday.
Former Thailand and Cameroon head coach Winfried Schafer, of Germany, has been appointed as the new manager of Iranian giants Esteghlal FC.
Ahead of Australia's AFC World Cup playoff against Syria, Michael Church looks back at five memorable showdowns involving Asian sides.
FIFA has banned Iran midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi from his team's first game at the World Cup.
Ex-Man United coach Carlos Queiroz helped Iran qualify for the 2018 World Cup and deserves to be considered for coach of the year, says John Duerden.
Sweden-born midfielder Saman Ghoddos has been called up for the first time by Iran but there is no place in the squad for midfielder Masoud Shojaei.
Park Ji-Sung has called upon home fans to get behind South Korea vs. a "European" Iran in a vital 2018 AFC World Cup qualifier in Seoul on Aug. 31.
Iran has barred two players from national team duty for life after they faced an Israeli club in the Europa League, a government official said.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has given his vote of confidence to his former assistant Nelo Vingada, despite Malaysia's new coach making a losing start.
Team Melli, as the national team is known, has qualified for back-to-back World Cups. Now its sights are set on finally making the knockout rounds.
Iran became the first Asian nation to book their place at the finals of next year's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan.
In the third-place playoff between Iran and Italy, striker Mohammad Mokhtari lit up the match with a truly audacious overhead kick.
Marcello Lippi lauded Carlos Queiroz's Iran team as he conceded China still have a lot of improvements to make.
Iran's 1-0 win over China put them one step closer to World Cup qualification while Marcello Lippi's team are on the brink of elimination.
Japan, South Korea and Iran all secured key victories on Tuesday, in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
Yu Dabao's header and a stirring second-half performance by goalkeeper Zeng Cheng saw Marcello Lippi's side claim a 1-0 win over South Korea.
"Mr. Trump is the president of the United States of America and as such of course [I have] huge respect for what he does," Infantino said.