Iran vs USA is a crucial match for both sides but is also surrounded by political issues as a "very strange" pre-game press conference highlighted.
Felix Sanchez said he would not change a thing if he were to go back in time to before the start of the World Cup as Qatar end their campaign.
Jurgen Klinsmann wants to speak to Carlos Queiroz to calm the situation after the Iran coach took exception to comments the German made about his team.
Ten-man Wales suffered heartbreak as two goals in second-half stoppage time sealed a 2-0 win for Iran to leave their World Cup knockout hopes hanging by a thread.
Rob Page admitted Wales had fallen well below the standards they set for themselves as defeat to Iran put them on the brink of World Cup elimination.
Lacklustre performance brought Gareth Southgate's side back down to earth - but Harry Maguire underlined his importance.
Iran's football team sang their national anthem at their second World Cup game vs Wales having refrained from doing so in their tournament opener.
England got their World Cup campaign in Qatar off to a flying start as Gareth Southgate’s side roared to a 6-2 victory against Iran.