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Why did Queiroz walk out on Iran?

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Queiroz resigns again as Iran coach

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 By John Duerden

South Korea to feel pressure vs. 'European' Iran - Park Ji-Sung

Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson discuss Son Heung-Min and Ki Sung-Yeung's call-ups for South Korea and their race to be fit.
Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts break down Thailand's resilient 1-1 draw with the UAE in World Cup Qualifying.

Manchester United legend Park Ji-Sung has called upon South Korea fans to get behind their team against a "European" Iran in a vital 2018 AFC World Cup qualifier in Seoul on Aug. 31.

Coach Shin Tae-Yong called up English Premier League stars Son Heung-Min and Ki Sung-Yeung in his first squad on Monday. Games in the K-League have been cancelled on the weekend of Aug. 27 and 28 to give Shin more time with his players.

While Iran have already booked their spot in next year's tournament as they sit...

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Iran government bars Masoud Shojaei, Ehsan Haji Safi after they faced Israelis

Serdar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi scored in each half to punch Iran's ticket to the 2018 World Cup.

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 on Thursday.

Iran captain Masoud Shojaei and midfielder Ehsan Haji Safi each played 90 minutes in Greek club Panionios' home leg of the third-round qualifier against Maccabi Tel Aviv last week, after sitting out the first leg in Israel.

That violated Iran's longstanding prohibition on athletes facing opponents from Israel, a nation that is not recognized by...

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Ex-Manchester United assistant Queiroz backs Vingada at Malaysia

Jason Dasey and Stanley Bernard break down JDT's AFC Cup second leg against Ceres that saw them ousted by a controversial penalty.

Former Manchester United assistant boss Carlos Queiroz has given his vote of confidence to Nelo Vingada, despite the Malaysia's new national coach making a losing start.

Portugal's Vingada saw his first game in charge end in a costly 2-1 defeat at home to Lebanon in 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

But current Iran manager Quieroz, who worked alongside Vingada as Portugal won consecutive Under-20 World Cups in 1989 and 1991, has backed his compatriot to succeed.

"I have been to Malaysia...

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Carlos Queiroz insists that Iran 'will not go to Russia as tourists'

Serdar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi scored in each half to punch Iran's ticket to the 2018 World Cup.

Carlos Queiroz has been making history this week with Iran, and he wants to do so again next summer.

On June 12, Team Melli, as the national team is known, qualified for the World Cup -- the first time they'll be in back-to-back competitions -- and now their sights are set on a debut appearance in the knockout stages.

Not long before midnight at the iconic Azadi Stadium in Tehran, the Mozambique-born manager was thrown into the air by his squad of Iranian players after they had defeated Uzbekistan...

Iran win to become first Asian nation to qualify for World Cup

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Serdar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi scored in each half to punch Iran's ticket to the 2018 World Cup.

Goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi and yet another clean sheet ensured Iran became the first Asian nation to book their place at next year's World Cup as a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan on Monday evening secured Carlos Queiroz's team a berth in Russia.

Azmoun put his side in the lead in the 23rd minute before a goal from Taremi sealed Iran's progress to next year's finals two minutes from time.

The Iranians join Brazil as the only nations to have qualified for Russia 2018 so far, with Azmoun scoring...