Iran has banned female fans and even women journalists from attending World League volleyball matches in Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Nigeria beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 for their first World Cup win since 1998 to leave the Europeans bottom of Group F still without a point from their first World Cup adventure and no longer able to progress to the last-16.
Brazilian Felipe Massa seized his first Formula One pole position since 2008 as a resurgent Williams swept the front row of the starting grid in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.
Free-flowing France blew away in-form Switzerland with a three-goal first-half barrage en route a thumping 5-2 World Cup Group E win that virtually assures them of qualification for the second round.
Costa Rica beat Italy 1-0 to secure their progress to the World Cup knockout stage from a Group D containing three previous winners and guarantee England's first-round exit.
Shunning the flamboyance and individuality that has previously characterised their game, Costa Rica and their collection of nimble attacking talents face Italy, ready to produce another World Cup shock.
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