EghtesadOnline: Just a few days before the beginning of the 2018 World Cup, analysts with football data site Transfermarkt put the value of Iran’s national football team at around £38.3 million ($50.26 million), toward the bottom end of the charts and only more valuable than those of Panama, Saudi Arabia, Peru and Costa Rica.
EghtesadOnline: An increasingly confident Sweden are relishing the prospect of a World Cup quarter-final clash against England after displaying the best of their battling qualities in a 1-0 win over Switzerland in Tuesday’s Round of 16 tie.
EghtesadOnline: The piercing sound of horns and cheers of Colombia’s football fans fell silent after their World Cup dreams were shattered in a nail-biting last-16 loss on penalties to England on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: The two greatest players of this generation have been sent packing from Russia in the same day.
EghtesadOnline: Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Snap Inc. are seeking online rights to video highlights from next year’s World Cup, soccer’s most popular tournament, according to two people familiar with the matter.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar’s demand for oil products, boosted by an expanding airline and a pre-World Cup spending spree, is bucking a trend of slower consumption growth and even contraction in the region as economies slowed on lower oil prices.