With Iran qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Carlos Queiroz's side have propelled themselves up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking to find themselves among Asia's frontrunners.
Iran’s rare defeat at Tehran’s imposing Azadi Stadium last week threw the spotlight on Team Melli’s misfiring attack, but all is not lost in their push for Brazil 2014 qualification as FIFA.com examines.
The AFC Champions League quarter-finals conclude this week with three Saudi Arabia clubs in the hunt to advance but facing strong opposition from China PR, Korea Republic and Iran representatives.
The AFC Champions League resumes on Wednesday with an enthralling quarter-final stage featuring former winners as well as tournament debutants. FIFA.com has all of the details.
FIFA.com speaks with Iran forward Mohammad Reza Khalatbari who says that, while his team are focussed on their goal of reaching Brazil 2014, the competitiveness in Asia has increased dramatically.
FIFA.com tackles the history and curling dynamics of the so-called Olympic Goal, one of those rare strikes -- with its roots in the 1920s -- that flies in directly from a corner kick.