Suffo keeps Hilal's hopes alive

AFC - Cameroon international Patrick Suffo was the hero of Al Hilal as his hat-trick in the 3-2 victory over Esteghlal kept alive the Riyadh side's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League .

It's in Al Ain's hands - Koch

AFC - Esteghlal coach Roland Koch has conceded that the sole spot in the AFC Champions League semi-finals is firmly within the grasp of Group C hosts Al Ain.

Sudan footballers in bus crash

BBC - Twenty-five people have been killed in a bus crash in Sudan, including the coach of one of the country's top football clubs. It happened when the Al-Merreikh FC football team's bus collided head-on with a minibus, about 60 km southeast of the capital, Khartoum.

Pirouzi hammer Nisa 4-1

AFC - An injury-time strike scored by substitute Ali Hossein Aslanian secured a 4-1 win for Pirouzi over Nisa but it was not enough to help the Iranian champions advance to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.

Pirouzi overcome striking problems but still bow out

AFC - Iranian champions Pirouzi maintained their interest in the AFC Champions League until the final match of Group D, defeating Nisa 4-1 to give themselves a theoretical chance of reaching the last four.

Metsu: We’re looking for a victory against Esteghlal

MEF - Euphoria following 2 inaugural wins seems missing French manager Bruno Metsu as Al-Ain are heading towards a titanic clash against Iranian giants Esteghlal on Saturday.

Pirouzi to throw everything into attack

AFC - Pirouzi manager Ali Parvin says the team will go all-out in search of the goals that will give them an outside chance of reaching the semi-finals of the US$3 million AFC Champions League.

“Khabar Varzeshi” is convicted!

PLDC - After a court hearing yesterday, khabar Varzehi’s management is convicted in the court designed to overlook the press. The below text is sent to IPNA after the court hearing.

Nasser Hejazi, the only Iranian ranked in World Century Rank

PLDC - Naser Hejazi is the 41st goalkipper of the century for the world and 2nd in Asian ranking.

Mahdavikia ,pick asian footballer

London, March10 - Iranian Midfield Star Mehdi Mahdavikia was the pick of Asian footballers in action throughout European leagues this weekend.

Koch praises Champions League organisers

AFC - Esteghlal's German coach Roland Koch has praised both the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Group C hosts Al Ain for providing the participants with everything needed to prepare a successful challenge in the US$3 million competition.

Pirouzi look to put pressure on Pakhtakor

AFC - Pirouzi coach Hans-Dieter Schmidt believes the key to what may prove to be a vital encounter with Group D hosts Pakhtakor is to let the pressure build up on their opponents.

Golmohammadi seeks to lift Pirouzi

AFC - Iranian giants Pirouzi must ignore their poor run in the domestic competition if they're to defeat hosts Pakhtakor in the second round of Group D matches in the Uzbek capital Tashkent on Tuesday, according to national team defender Yahya Golmohammadi.