Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.
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.
Iran national under-17 football team, more commonly known as Nojavanan, has for the first time secured a place for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) U-17 World Cup, following an impressive win at the AFC U-16 Championship in India.
Iranian men’s national futsal team has fallen to the hosts in its second fixture at the four-nation tournament in Thailand, which serves as a preparatory event for the 2016 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Futsal World Cup in Colombia later this month.
Iran may not have been competing in its home country at the Freestyle World Cup in Los Angeles, but it would be difficult for anyone sitting inside the Forum on Sunday night to surmise the Iranians weren't wrestling at home.
Qatar dismissed as "groundless" Monday a claim that as many as 7,000 people would die working on projects for the 2022 World Cup, bullishly defending its preparations for football's biggest tournament.
Sepp Blatter cast further doubt on the integrity of World Cup votes, blaming Michel Platini for scuppering an agreement to award the 2022 tournament to the United States and suggesting Qatar benefited from collusion.