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Iranian women refused entry to match despite holding tickets - BBC (September 5, 2017)
Iran football ticket 'glitch' gave female fans hope - BBC (September 4, 2017)
Former Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz works wonders in Iran - ESPN (August 28, 2017)
Iran omit Masoud Shojaei from World Cup squad after game vs. Israeli side - ESPN (August 27, 2017)
Iran Bans Two Soccer Stars for Playing Against Israelis - NY Times (August 10, 2017)
Iran footballers break Israel sporting 'taboo' - BBC (August 4, 2017)
The forgotten football fans fighting stadium bans - SBS (July 10, 2017)
Iranian Soccer Stars Call For End To Ban On Women Spectators - RFE/RL (July 10, 2017)
Australia in talks over Iran friendly as Carlos Queiroz enters frame for Socceroos job - SMH (June 19, 2017)
Carlos Queiroz insists that Iran 'will not go to Russia as tourists' - ESPN (June 16, 2017)
Iran?s success reflects the failures of Asian football - The Economist (June 14, 2017)
Iran secure ticket to Russia next summer - FIFA (June 12, 2017) | Video
Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear - FIFA (June 11, 2017)
Norafkan, Iran's late, great arrival - FIFA (May 18, 2017)
The 'Iranian Messi': Barcelona star's lookalike taken to police station - BBC (May 8, 2017)
Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back - FIFA (March 27, 2017)
Socceroos' Tehran return revives memories of Iran heartbreak - SBS (March 22, 2017)
A new World Cup chapter for Iran's Jahanbakhsh - FIFA (February 28, 2017)
Reza Ghoochannejhad leads the way for Iranian strikers in Europe - ESPN (February 14, 2017)
Carlos Queiroz opens up on Iran, World Cup qualifiers and Branko Ivankovic - ESPN (January 17, 2016)
Liverpool lining up move for Rostov forward Sardar Azmoun - The Guardian (November 8, 2016)
Queiroz's Iran close in on history - FIFA (November 3, 2016)
Iran: Fifa fines country's football federation over chants - BBC (November 3, 2016)
Iran Wins a Big Game, but Cheering Is Out of Bounds - NY Times (October 11, 2016)
Iranian clerics demand national football team forfeit World Cup qualifier in case they celebrate goals
during religious festival - The Independent (October 6, 2016)

Iran goalkeeper Sosha Makani banned for wearing SpongeBob SquarePants trousers - BBC (June 8, 2016)
Iran's Sardar Azmoun has the potential to become better than Ali Daei - ESPN (June 4, 2016)
Ghoochannejhad: I'm not just a football player - FIFA (March 23, 2016)
Steven Beitashour: born in America but proud to play for Iran - The Guardian (February 9, 2016)
Eight of Iran's women's football team 'are men' - Telegraph (September 30, 2015)
Iran women's football captain to miss tournament after husband 'refuses to let her go' - The Independent (September 16, 2015)
In Iran, a Women's Soccer Revolution - WSJ (August 24, 2015)
First Christian football captain in Iran as Rouhani puts focus on minorities - The Guardian (June 1, 2015)
Carlos Queiroz says Iran exit due to federation clashes - BBC (April 11, 2015)
Iran Will Allow Women in Sports Stadiums, Reversing a Much-Criticized Rule - NY Times (April 4, 2015)
Carlos Queiroz steps down as Iran coach 'because of pressures' - ESPN (March 20, 2015)
Fifa's Sepp Blatter calls on Iran to end stadium ban for women - The Guardian (March 6, 2015)
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz asks if referee sleeps after Asian Cup loss to Iraq - SMH (January 24, 2015)
Former Socceroos blast referee Ben Williams for 'embarrasing' send-off in Iran's Asian Cup loss to Iraq - SMH (January 24, 2015)
Iraq shock Iran in thriller - FIFA (January 23, 2015)
Iranian women stand united in protest and hope at Asian Cup - The Guardian (January 23, 2015)
Iran stun UAE with late winner in frenetic Asian Cup contest - SMH (January 19, 2015)
Iran footballers warned for selfies with female fans - SMH (January 19, 2015)
Iran's footballers under fire at home over 'selfies' with female fans - Telegraph (January 18, 2015)
Iran fans release painted doves before Qatar match - SMH (January 18, 2015)
Massive Iranian support has made Asian Cup 'like playing in Tehran' says Ashkan Dejagah - SMH (January 16, 2015)
Asian Cup daily: Iranian fans set the benchmark for team support - The Guardian (January 15, 2015)
Sardar Azmoun strike sends Iran through to Asian Cup quarter-finals with 1-0 win over Qatar - SMH (January 15, 2015)
Team Melli uniting divided Iran at Asian Cup - SMH (January 14, 2015)
The birth of Iranian football - in pictures - The Guardian (January 12, 2015)
Asian Cup: Iran good, but their raucous fans even better - The Age (January 12, 2015)
Early goal of the tournament contender helps Iran see off Bahrain at Asian Cup - The Guardian (January 11, 2015)
Asian Cup 2015: Iran return to Melbourne for first time since infamous World Cup qualifier - Herald Sun (January 10, 2015)
Ghoochannejhad: There"ll be no excuses - FIFA (January 9, 2005)
Queiroz laments Beikzadeh blow - FIFA (January 8, 2005)
Asian Cup football tournament gives Australia's Iranian fans a reason to go crazy - SMH (January 4, 2015)
High-ranked Iran overdue Asian Cup success - Eurosport (January 1, 2015)
Ashkan Dejagah: Iran winger leaves Fulham for Al-Arabi - BBC (July 29, 2014)
Queiroz Set To Stay In Iran? - Soccer Laduma (July 12, 2014)
How #TeamMelli united Iran - BBC (June 27, 2014)
Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Iran - FIFA (June 25, 2014)
Iran slump out of World Cup with disappointing defeat to Bosnia - The Guardian (June 25, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz, the master of defence, has to press forward with Iran - The Guardian (June 24, 2014)
Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals - FIFA (June 24, 2014)
Queiroz: Bosnia game is our World Cup final - FIFA (June 24, 2014)
Defying ban, Iranian women watch World Cup with men in public - CNN (June 23, 2014)
Lionel Messi describes his late winner over Iran as 'wonderful moment' - The Guardian (June 22, 2014)
Argentina through after Lionel Messi breaks battling Iran at the last - The Guardian (June 21, 2014)
Iran cheers World Cup soccer squad despite loss to Argentina - LA Times (June 21, 2014)
Messi stunner seals late Argentina win - BBC (June 21, 2014)
Messi magic takes Argentina through - FIFA (June 21, 2014)
Haghighi: Iran excel in tough situations - FIFA (June 21, 2014)
World Cup: 'Celebrity status' for Iran fans in Brazil - BBC (June 21, 2014)
World Cup 2014: Carlos Queiroz to leave job as Iran coach - BBC (June 20, 2014)
Iran soccer, short on funds and facing long odds, preps for Argentina in World Cup - WP (June 20, 2014)
Steven Beitishour: Man from San Jose who plays for Iran - BBC (June 20, 2014)
How 'Team Melli' has changed Iran's image - Telegraph (June 19, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz: fans must judge players on reality of Iranian football - The Guardian (June 17, 2014)
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani gets into World Cup spirit with Twitter photograph - Telegraph (June 17, 2014)
Queiroz praises plucky Iran - FIFA (June 16, 2014)
Goals dry up as Iran, Nigeria draw - FIFA (June 16, 2014)
Nigeria and Iran lower World Cup pulse with forgettable goalless draw - The Guardian (June 16, 2014)
Iran gripped by World Cup fever, just watching from home - TB (June 16, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz retaining order amid chaos of Iran's World Cup buildup - The Guardian (June 15, 2014)
The American Soccer Coach on Iran's Bench - Time Magazine (June 15, 2014)
Iran's World Cup Zeal Wanes as Match Draws Near - NY Times (June 11, 2014)
Iran: World Cup 2014 team guide - The Guardian (June 6, 2014)
World Cup 2014: Iran tactics and key questions - the expert's view - The Guardian (June 4, 2014)
Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24 - FIFA (June 1, 2014)
5 Iran players to watch at the World Cup - AP (May 31, 2014)
Iran Beat the "Great Satan" at the 1998 World Cup. Now It Has an American Player - Slate (May 19, 2014)
Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz fumes as infighting leaves his squad woefully underprepared - Telegraph (May 14, 2014)
Iran World Cup 2014 squad: Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah is selected - The Guardian (May 13, 2014)
Steve Beitashour wants to play for Iran in World Cup - LA Times (May 6, 2014)
From Iran to Brazil via Charlton - Reza Ghoochannejhad takes flight - The Guardian (April 25, 2014)
Arsenal reportedly 'open talks' with Rubin Kazan over 'Iranian Lionel Messi' Sardar Azmoun - The Independent (March 28, 2014)
World Cup quiet achievers Iran and Nigeria keen to change perceptions - SBS (March 28, 2014)
Queiroz: Iran's quality can win Asian cup - FIFA (March 27, 2014)
Born in the U.S., Playing for Iran - NY Times (March 22, 2014)
Iran's prospects hampered by lack of big-game experience - Telegraph (March 21, 2014)
I'm the biggest name in football... but friends call me 'Gucci', says Charlton's Iranian striker Ghoochannejhad - Daily Mail (February 13, 2014)
World Cup preparation problems frustrate Iran manager Carlos Queiroz - The Guardian (February 6, 2014)
Reza Ghoochannejhad signs for Charlton - CAFC (January 30, 2014)
Queiroz: This is our World Cup - FIFA (January 17, 2014)
Overseas duo boost Iran hopes - FIFA (November 29, 2013)
AC Milan legends give Iranian soccer fans a boost - CNN (November 28, 2013)
Iran, Qatar book Asian Cup places, China wait - Eurosport (November 20, 2013)
Iran's women football fans score small victory - BBC (November 8, 2013)
Dan Gaspar: The American behind Iran's World Cup qualification - CNN (October 31, 2013)
San Jose Earthquakes' Steven Beitashour explains why he opted for Iran after USMNT cameos - MLS (October 11, 2013)
As tensions thaw, has the US challenged Iran to a game of soccer? - NBC (October 9, 2013)
US-Iran Soccer Game Ideal for Diplomacy - US State Dept. - RIA (October 8, 2013)
Earthquakes Steven Beitashour chooses to represent Iran over United States - SI (October 7, 2013)
Report: San Jose Earthquakes' Steven Beitashour called up by Iran for Asian Cup qualifier - MLS (October 4, 2013)
Iran continues to build links with friendly against the USA - Inside World Football (October 4, 2013)
US football coach who met Rouhani is unlikely ambassador - BBC (September 29, 2013)
Queiroz: I want to take Iran to the next level - FIFA (August 20, 2013)
Mesigar: We want to improve our image - FIFA (July 24, 2013)
Brazil berth propels Iran up Ranking - FIFA (July 11, 2013)
Ghoochannejhad, Iran's new savior - FIFA (July 2, 2013)
Namazi celebrates World Cup berth with Iran - WP (June 24, 2013)
'Brazil here we come,' Iran fans sing - FIFA (June 18, 2013)
Iran and South Korea qualify for 2014 World Cup as Uzbekistan miss out - The Guardian (June 18, 2013)
In Iran, Soccer and Politics Often Blend Together - NY Times (June 12, 2013)
Iran win, end Qatar's qualification hopes - AFP (June 4, 2013)
A tale of two Iranian legends - FIFA (May 17, 2013)
Iran leaders gain as football loses - Al Jazeera (March 1, 2013)
Goal-shy Iran seek to build momentum - FIFA (November 22, 2012)
Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah to play in Iran - BBC (November 8, 2012)
In Iran, Politics = Soc - NY Times (October 23, 2012)
Historic win for Lebanon over Iran - FIFA (September 11, 2012)
Fulham sign Dejagah - ESPN (August 31, 2012)
Iran Sanctions Draw 'Red Card' in Football - The Dipolmat (July 11, 2012)
Qatar leave Iran with a point - AFP (June 12, 2012)
Iran beats Uzbekistan 1-0 in World Cup qualifying - SI (June 3, 2012)
Queiroz seeks overseas reinforcement - FIFA (May 30, 2012)
Asian giants seal Futsal spots - FIFA (May 29, 2012)
Khalatbari: Asia has made a huge leap - FIFA (May 23, 2012)
Ghotbi working wonders at Shimizu - SI (May 22, 2012)
Iran's women football fans dream of a return to the terraces - BBC (May 16, 2012)
Iran's female footballers in action after head scarf ban lifted - RT (May 10, 2012)
Iran football great Ali Daei 'sues Toyota' over crash - BBC (April 18, 2012)
Hejazi and the move that never was - ESPN (April 8, 2012)
Velcro's dramatic save leads football to lift ban on hijab - The Independent (March 4, 2012)
Dejagah set for Iran debut - AFP (February 28, 2012)
UN Urges Women Footballers To Be Allowed To Wear Head Scarves - RFE/RL (February 12, 2012)
Nasser Hejazi - The Economist (January 2, 2012)
Interview wtih Iran's goolkeeper coach Dan Gaspar - USAdarFarsi (January 8, 2012)
Iranian Protesters Skirt Censors at Soccer Games - Spiegel (November 10, 2011)
Iran bans footballers for 'immoral' goal celebration - BBC (November 1, 2011)
Politics and football mix as Iran hosts Palestine - CNN (October 5, 2011)
Nekounam: Let's bring back glory days - FIFA (September 30, 2011)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasts Fifa 'dictators' as Iranian ban anger rises - The Guardian (June 7, 2011)
Iran's women footballers banned from Olympics because of Islamic strip - The Guardian (June 6, 2011)
Iran says farewell to 'The Legend' - FIFA (May 26, 2011)
Iranian Soccer Legend Nasser Hejazi Laid To Rest - RFE (May 25, 2011)
Tribute to Nasser Hejazi 'Iran's Legendary Goalkeeper - Goalkeepr Magazine (May 10, 2011)
Former Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz to coach Iran - The Guardian (April 4, 2011)
Queiroz agrees Iran role - ESPN (April 4, 2011)
Iran 0-1 South Korea (AET): Yoon Bit-Garam Sinks Team Melli In Extra Time - Goal (January 22, 2011)
Women soccer fans in Iran may be banned from live broadcasts - CNN (January 22, 2011)
Iran 3 - UAE 0 - Goal (January 19, 2011)
Iran coach keeps up title hopes - FIFA (January 19, 2011)
Iran first into Asian Cup quarterfinals - CNN (January 15, 2011)
Iran advance as champions recover - FIFA (January 15, 2011)
Iran on target as DPR hold UAE - FIFA (January 11, 2011)
Iran defeats Iraq 2-1 in Asian Cup opener - AP (January 11, 2011)
Diego Maradona not set to coach Iran - ESPN (November 6, 2010)
Iranian footballers facing jail for kissing fan - Telegraph (October 20, 2010)
Political Football In Iran - RFE (October 10, 2010)
Alves fires Samba stars home - ESPN (October 7, 2010)
Heshmat Khan a folk hero for Team Melli - AFC (September 7, 2010)
Friendlies: China beaten convincingly by Iran - ESPN (September 3, 2010)
Iran footballer returns after Ramadan fasting row - BBC (August 26, 2010)
Iranian government bans new women's football kit - Telegraph (July 8, 2010)
'The Curse Of The Iranian People Afflicted Brazil' - RFE (July 3, 2010)
Fifa allows Iran girl footballers to cover their heads - BBC (May 3, 2010)
Lebanon's political rivals meet in football 'friendly' - BBC (April 13, 2010)
Iran soccer official emails Israel - ESPN (January 3, 2010)
Iran denies banning players for backing defeated presidential candidate - The Guardian (June 26, 2009)
Iran bans election protest footballers - The Guardian (June 23, 2009)
Even football is political as election fever grips Iranians - The Guardian (June 6, 2009)
US citizen Afshin Ghotbi chases Iran's fading World Cup dream - The Guardian (June 5, 2009)
Troubled Iran name third coach in as many weeks - ESPN (April 23, 2009)
Iran sack Daei after defeat to Saudi Arabia - ESPN (March 29, 2009)
Iran's rival football clubs plan to meet on US soil - The Guardian (March 24, 2009)
Leading coach on Iran football woes - BBC (March 10, 2009)
Iran mixed football match furore - BBC (Januray 26, 2009)
No Boys Vs. Girls In Iran - RFE (January 26, 2009)
Mixed footie match angers Iran - BBC (January 26, 2009)
The Outbreak Of 'Football Diplomacy' - RFE (September 5, 2008)
Iran protests over football match - BBC (July 15, 2008)
Daei hired as Iran's national soccer coach - ESPN (March 2, 2008)
Soccer under the Veil - Qantara (February 2, 2008)
Hero status for Iran's US coach - BBC (November 21, 2007)
Ashkan Dejagah who refused to travel to Israel will continue Germany career - NY Times (October 16, 2007)
Catch-22 Situation for Ashkan Dejagah - Qantara (October 14, 2007)
Foxes recruit Iran defender Kaebi - BBC (July 5, 2007)
Legend Daei retires after leading Saipa to league title - AFC (May 29, 2007
New-look Iran eye Asian Cup success - FIFA (May 4, 2007)
Fifa lifts Iran international ban - BBC (December 17, 2006)
FIFA suspends Iran Football Federation - FIFA (November 23, 2006)
Nekounam inks deal with Osasuna - AFC (July 6, 2006)
Iran seek new direction after coach departs - ESPN (June 22, 2006)
Ivankovic disappointed not to win - BBC (June 21, 2006)
Iran 1 - Angola 1 - BBC (June 21, 2006)
Iranians seeking politics-free sport - BBC (June 21, 2006)
Angola finally score but miss out on second stage - The Guardian (June 21, 2006)
Portugal 2-0 Iran - BBC (June 17, 2006)
Iran boss hails Deco's brilliance - BBC (June 16, 2006)
Ronaldo could be fit to face Iran - BBC (June 16, 2006)
Daei gives Iran injury concern - BBC (June 12, 2006)
Mexico 3 - Iran 1 - BBC (June 11, 2006)
Bravo for Mexico as his double denies Iran - The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Iran clergy angry over women fans - BBC (April 26, 2006)
Sporting chance for Iranian women - BBC (April 24, 2006)
Between Skepticism, Pragmatism, and Gentle Protest - Qantara (March 29, 2006)
Bayern Munich deny backing Iran - BBC (January 13, 2006)
Togo finish last in Iran tournament - BBC (November 13, 2005)
Iran restricts footballers' style - BBC (October 11, 2005)
Furlong fells Iran but tourists get warm welcome - The Guardian (July 24, 2005)
Gatecrashing Iranian women steal World Cup show - The Age (June 10, 2005)
Japan & Iran in World Cup finals - BBC (June 8, 2005)
Iranian women kick out against football ban - The Guardian (June 6, 2005)
Iranian elite head for London and Portsmouth in summer tour - The Guardian (June 5, 2005)
N Korea football violence erupts - BBC (March 30, 2005)
Ali Daei: "I can score 120 goals" - Fifaworldcup (January 2, 2005)
Iran bans long hair on the pitch - BBC (October 24, 2004)
Beckenbauer to attend Germany-Iran friendly match in Tehran - IRNA (September 11, 2004)
Iran have no shortage of talent to replace Ali Daei - Fifaworldcup (April 30, 2004)
Germany arrange Iran date for earthquake victims - AFP (April 21, 2004)
Bayern swoop for Hashemian - UEFA (April 20, 2004)
High-flying Iran soar again - FIFA (April 8, 2004)
Draw for Asian Cup leaves all to play for - FIFA (January 16, 2004)
Mahdavikia scoops Asian best player award - FIFA (December 11, 2003)
Iran down New Zealand in battle of the continents - FIFA (October 14, 2003)
Iran blacks out Beckham billboards - BBC (September 19, 2003)
The Challenge Cup: Continents collide - FIFA (September 9, 2003)
Spain - Iran: first-class futsal, touching tributes and a few surprises - FIFA (May 6, 2003)
Football and Film in the Islamic Republic of Iran - MERIP (Winter 2003)
Iran learn the hard way - BBC (February 13, 2003)
Italians a big draw in Iran - FIFA (February 4, 2003)
Iranian football club admits female fans - BBC (January 10, 2003)
The Red "Victors" and the "Independent" Blues - FIFA (October 31, 2002)
More misery for Daei - BBC (October 22, 2002)
Iran Edges Japan 2-1 to Retain Asiad Soccer Title - People's Daily (October 14, 2002)
Iran's women fans await stadium access - BBC (September 22, 2002)
National love of soccer channels reality of life in Iran - The Age (August 2, 2002)
Red plight for footballers - BBC (July 16, 2002)
Khakpour building bridges in the USA - BBC (July 29, 2002)
Coach Blazevic mulls Iran offer - Reuters (January 8, 2002)
FOOTBALL, IRANIAN STYLE - Montreal Film Festival (FFM-Édition 2001)
My journey to Iran with Ireland's fearless sisters - The Observer (November 18, 2001)
Iran 1-0 Republic of Ireland - BBC (November 15, 2001)
Iran's soccer fervor turns political and violent - CS Monitor (November 15, 2001)
A man's game in Iran - BBC (November 14, 2001)
Iran v Republic of Ireland stats - BBC (November 14, 2001)
Is sexism rife in sport? - BBC (November 11, 2001)
Irish take two-goal advantage - BBC (November 10, 2001)
Iran takes football to its heart - BBC (November 9, 2001)
Republic face tough test - BBC (November 8, 2001)
Young Iranians in Dublin - BBC Persian (November 7, 2001)
Iran Football facts - BBC (November 2001)
Should Ireland be affraid of Iran - The Guardian (November 1, 2001)
McCarthy relaxed about Iran - BBC (November 1, 2001)
Irish eyes on Tehran for testing decider - The Guardian (October 31, 2001)
Iran through to face Republic - BBC (October 31, 2001)
Iran take first leg advantage - BBC (October 25, 2001)
Arrests in new Iran football clashes - BBC (October 25, 2001)
Iran football clashes continue - BBC (October 23, 2001)
Iran football fans clash with police - BBC (October 22, 2001)
Irish will face Iran or UAE - BBC (October 22, 2001)
Trouble flares after Iran beat Iraq - BBC (October 12, 2001)
Iran football stadium collapses - BBC (May 6, 2001)
Profile - AFC (August 2001)
Iran football stadium collapses - BBC (May 16, 2001)
Iran fanatics keep close eye on the Valley - The Guardian (December 30, 2000)
Iranian record breakers - BBC (November 26, 2000)
Iranian inquest into Cup defeat - BBC (October 29, 2000)
South Korea and China advance - BBC (Octobre 23, 2000)
Daei sends Iran into last eight - BBC (October 18, 2000)
Iran's Ali saves the Daei - BBC (October 15, 2000)
History of Iran in Asian Cup - IranMania (October 2000)
Addicks land Iran star - BBC (August 15, 2000)
Ali Daei: Player of the Year - RSSSF (April 2000)
MetroStars waive Mohammad Khakpour - MLSNet (May 2, 2000)
'Quakes star faces fine and suspension - MLS Net (April 2000)
MetroStars re-acquire Khakpour - MLSNet (March 17, 2000)
San Jose lands star Iranian striker - MLSNet (March 8, 2000)
Enemies share soccer spoils - BBC (January 17, 2000)
Iran takes on US at football - BBC (January 16, 2000)
'Tehrangeles' - CNNSI (January 13, 2000)
Iranian Football Players in Europe: A Bridge Over Amateurism (Part I)
- Tamashagran Soccer Monthly (October 30, 1999)

Iranian Football Players in Europe: A Bridge Over Amateurism (Part II)
- Tamashagran Soccer Monthly - NetIran (October 30, 1999)

Feature: Iranian women take to the field - BBC (March 1999)
Interview with Nasser Hejazi - BBC (March 1999)
Soccer Diplomacy - PBS (June 22, 1998)
Iran tops U.S. 2-1 - CNNSI (June 22, 1998)
Exhilarating joy of playing politics - The Sunday Times (June 1998)
Iran vs Germany - FIFA Match Report (June 25, 1998)
Iran vs United States - FIFA Match Report (June 21, 1998)
Iran vs Yugoslavia - FIFA Match Report (June 14, 1998)
WORLD CUP '98; Iran vs. America: Political Football - NY Times (June 18, 1998)
France: U.S.-Iran Soccer Match Seen As Diplomatic Gesture - RFE (June 9, 1998)
Iran Football Sackings - BBC (June 6, 1998)
In Iran, Soccer's a Political Football - Washington Post (June 2, 1998)
Political Football - CNN (May 1998)
A third half for Iranian football - Le Monde Diplomatique (April 1998)
Football mania in Iran - BBC (December 2, 1997)
The Engineer with a Goalscoring Machine - FIFA Magazine (April 1997)


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