Head coach of Iran's national football team Carlos Queiroz has announced the names on the final roster of the squad for the forthcoming encounters against Qatar and China at the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tournament.
Gianni Infantino, the president of world football’s governing body, said on Thursday that Trump’s revised executive order, which temporarily bars entry to the US for citizens from six majority-Muslim countries, could invalidate any bid from the US.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) officially invited Iranian football referee Alireza Faghani to the Referee Seminar for 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Italy later this year.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says FIFA is expected to abandon its old definition of the Israeli- occupied West Bank as a "disputed" territory, saying a recent UN resolution condemning settlements increases pressure on the world’s football governing body to stop Israeli clubs from holding matches in the area.
A top Iranian sports official said the Islamic Republic has registered a formal protest with FIFA over the body’s recent decision to impose a fine of thousands of dollars on the Iranian football federation for “several religious manifestations” during a game last month.