Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina helps Toni Sunjic after he collided with teammate Muhamed Besic at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 Iran 1Argentina played their part and won in Porte Alegre, yet Iran could not rouse themselves to take advantage and progress fro(...)

 Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has brought disipline to the Iran side during his tenure. Photograph: EPA.

With a solitary World Cup win to their name – against the United States on 1998 – another for Iran against Bosnia today would alone be cause for big c(...)

Diego Maradona  and his daughter Giannina  look on during the  World Cup  Group F match against Iran at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The president of the Argentina FA has blamed the presence of Diego Maradona in the stands for Argentina’s poor showing against Iran in Saturday’s Grou(...)

Phil Neville has been criticised for his ’monotone’ commentary, leading to hundreds of complaints to the BBC. Photograph: BBC

Phil Neville has admitted working as a commentator is “harder than I thought” after hundreds of viewers complained about his on-air performance during(...)

There is a neat symmetry about Iran lining out today in Curitiba: the tournament’s worst-prepared stadium hosts its worst-prepared team. What could p(...)

Iranian soccer fans take part in the farewell ceremony for the team before their departure to Brazil earlier this week. Photograph: EPA

Iran head to Brazil as Asia’s top-ranked nation but their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of a World Cup for the first time have been hampered b(...)

Iranian  head coach Carlos Queiroz. Photograph: EPA

Manager: Carlos Queiroz Best finish: Group stages (1978, 1998, 2006). World Cup record: Played 12, Won 1, Drawn 3, Lost 8 History I(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi  is challenged by Trinindad and Tobago’s Joevin Jones. Photograph:   Martin Acosta/Reuters

Lionel Messi, looking to score his first World Cup goals since 2006 in Brazil later this month, didn’t score as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 win over T(...)

Iran’s Ehsan Hajsafi (left) challenges Angola’s Lunguinha during a friendly  in Hartberg, Austria. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader / Reuters

World Cup finalists Iran were held to 1-1 draw by Angola in their penultimate warm-up match in Hartberg, Austria on Friday. Iran forward Karim Ansarif(...)