2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
1-0-0, 2nd in FIFA World Cup
Diego Costa delighted to silence his critics (0:32)
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1dNick Ames

Spain in danger as Iran smell blood

You can be as slick as you want, have all the stars you like, but one slip in the group stages can prove costly in the World Cup.

Matchday 2: Ronaldo's hat trick & late dramatics (1:11)
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5dJulien Laurens

What Nike did was 'very wrong' - Iran players

Following his team's 1-0 World Cup-opening win against Morocco, Iran's Karim Ansarifard said, "what Nike did to us was very wrong."

5dESPN staff

Iran beat Morocco thanks to late own goal

Iran won their first World Cup match since 1998 as a 95th-minute Aziz Bouhaddouz own goal gave them a 1-0 win over Morocco.

Iran the first team to arrive in Russia for the World Cup (1:01)
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17dJohn Duerden

Iran: Jahanbakhsh, Azmoun the key men

Iran's qualifying campaign was serene, and winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh and striker Sardar Azmoun may catch the eye for the potential dark horses.

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30dJohn Duerden

Queiroz cuts Iran squad down to 24 players

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has reduced his 35-man provisional 2018 World Cup squad to 24, leaving out veteran defender Seyed Jalal Hosseini.

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37dJohn Duerden

Surprise calls for Arzani, Lee, Beitashour

Three of Asia's giants made left-field selections in their preliminary World Cup squads. Can these bolters make a difference at Russia 2018?

32 teams in 32 days: Iran (0:29)
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56dJohn Duerden

Jahanbakhsh can inspire Iran to World Cup history

Iran's defence put them in the World Cup. But winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is the man who can take Team Melli to the second round for the first time.

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91dJohn Duerden

How are Asia's teams preparing for World Cup?

All five Asian World Cup participants are busy in this international break. ESPN FC takes a look at where they all stand as Russia 2018 gets closer.

RankingsFIFA World Cup

Goal Difference1Tied-5th
Goals Scored1Tied-11th
Goals Conceded0Tied-1st