South Korea's new coach Shin Tae-yong said securing three points against Iran in the World Cup qualifier next week is more important than avenging a string of four defeats with a big win over the Asian rival.
Iran virtually confirmed its place in the second round of the 2017 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship with a surprisingly comfortable straight-sets victory (15-12, 15-9, 17-15, 15-10) over Turkey in competition’s Pool B at Cairo Stadium in Egypt on Monday.
President Donald Trump committed US troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed on Tuesday but which Taliban terrorists warned would make the country a "graveyard for the American empire".
Britain is confident its Brexit talks with the European Union are making sufficient progress to move to a second phase in the negotiations to discuss its future partnership by October, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.
Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the affected areas.
For all the talk of crisis at Stamford Bridge following last week's meltdown against Burnley, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left saluting his side on Sunday after the Blues edged Tottenham 2-1 in a match they could just as easily have lost.
It will be a clash of two of West Asia's most popular teams when Persepolis of Iran takes on Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli in the quarterfinals of the 2017 AFC Champions League in the Omani capital of Muscat tonight.