Iran

Iran

1st in FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC
Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia to clash again in Asian World Cup qualifiers Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia to clash again in Asian World Cup qualifiers

Japan, Australia and Saudi Arabia will renew their respective rivalries in the third round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers.

The 18 teams advancing to the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup The 18 teams advancing to the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

With the second round of the Asian qualifiers completed, 18 teams are still in the hunt to reach the World Cup.

South Korea held by Thailand in first game of post-Klinsmann era South Korea held by Thailand in first game of post-Klinsmann era

South Korea dropped points in a draw against Thailand but still maintained their Group C lead after China failed to capitalize.

Five things to keep an eye on as Asian qualifiers for 2026 FIFA World Cup return Five things to keep an eye on as Asian qualifiers for 2026 FIFA World Cup return

After a four-month hiatus, the second round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup returns this week -- and there's plenty to keep a close eye on.

The gap between Asia's best and the rest has closed; World Cup will be next The gap between Asia's best and the rest has closed; World Cup will be next

The 2023 Asian Cup has shown that the gap between Asia's elite and the second tier has closed, and that could have a significant flow-on effect at the 2026 World Cup.

AFC Asian Cup 2023 bracket, results and venues AFC Asian Cup 2023 bracket, results and venues

Check out all the results and venues for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar, including the knockout bracket.

Iran's golden generation might have missed their best -- and last -- shot at Asian Cup glory Iran's golden generation might have missed their best -- and last -- shot at Asian Cup glory

As they bowed out of the Asian Cup, Iran's golden generation might just have missed their best chance of winning a first trophy since 1976.

Qatar survive chaos and controversy to move one step away from retaining Asian Cup Qatar survive chaos and controversy to move one step away from retaining Asian Cup

After chaos and controversy that lasted from the first minute to the 107th, Qatar have survived against Iran to reach a second straight Asian Cup final.

Qatar reach Asian Cup final with dramatic 3-2 win over Iran Qatar reach Asian Cup final with dramatic 3-2 win over Iran

Hosts and defending champions Qatar beat Iran 3-2 in a thrilling Asian Cup semifinal on Wednesday at Al Thumama Stadium where striker Almoez Ali scored the winner to set up a title clash with Jordán.

Asian Cup is 'last dance' for veteran players - Iran coach






Asian Cup is 'last dance' for veteran players - Iran coach

Amir Ghalenoel has said that the 2023 Asian Cup may represent the "last dance" for several members of his veteran squad ahead of their semifinal clash with the host nation and defending champions Qatar on Wednesday evening.

WCQ - AFC Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Iran 0 0 0
2 Qatar 0 0 0
3 Uzbekistan 0 0 0
4 United Arab Emira.. 0 0 0
5 Kyrgyz Republic 0 0 0
6 North Korea 0 0 0
Full Standings

Team Leaders

Top Scorers

# Player Goals M A
Mehdi Taremi 5 6 3
Sardar Azmoun 4 5 2
Hossein Kanani 2 5 0

Top Assists

# Player Assists M G
Mehdi Taremi 3 6 5
Sardar Azmoun 2 5 4
Mehdi Ghayedi 2 3 1