From fixtures and fun facts to the key men, all you need to know about Iran ahead of this summer's World Cup.
President Vladimir Putin enjoyed a kickaround with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino, to mark 100 days until the World Cup.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says Iran has assured him female fans will "soon" be allowed into stadiums.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been criticised for going to a men-only game in Iran on Thursday.
Iran manager Carlos Queiroz has welcomed the use of video technology, but warned that it must not impact upon the flow of the game.
Nottingham Forest have made a double loan swoop for goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon and winger Ashkan Dejagah.
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