An ex-team-mate of Iran footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani, who faces the death penalty for participating in nationwide protests, says his friend is a "shy person".
Sky Sports' writers unpick another action-packed day at the World Cup as England booked their place in the last 16, while Wales earned a one-way ticket home.
USA qualified for the World Cup knockout stages as Christian Pulisic netted the only goal in a 1-0 win over Iran before the Chelsea winger was taken to hospital injured.
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.