Eighteen Iranian women write to FIFA about a ban
Following the news surrounding the ban on Iranian women attending stadiums, which also spilled over onto the 2018 World Cup, 18 Iranian women active in general and human rights have written a letter to FIFA asking for an end to the ban in Iran.
Gift of Persian carpet for FIFA President
One of the carpets hand woven for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by Iranian artists with the special cup design has been presented to FIFA President, Infantino, at half-time during the Iran-Spain match. Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mahdi Sanaei, the President of the Football Federation, and former Team Melli player, Mahdi Mahdavikia, presented Infantino with the carpet.
Spain nearly lost it before it could win
Iran met Spain in its second match at the 2018 World Cup in Kazan, Russia. The game started 22h30 Tehran time.