Koch objects to transfer of Momenzadeh

PLDC - Ahmad Momenzadeh, Esteghlal Tehran striker is in the next few days joining Al Vasl of the UAE, who is facing tough times and cannot score goals and were in search of a striker who could cover their weakness when they found Momenzadeh.

A new stadium for Esteghlal

PLDC - A new stadium will soon be built for Esteghlal of Tehran beside Eram Park. The club will be a complex of cultural, artistic and sports activities. Ronald Koch, head coach of Esteghlal commented on the events surrounding the opening ceremony of the stadium in about ten days, “In the first phase of its construction the pool, sauna, administrative and club management building will be built within the next ten months along with suitable, internationally acceptable grass pitches.

Al Jazira 1 Al Ahli 2 - Sharjah 1 Al Wasl 2 - Al Shabab 2 Al Dhafra 2 (Kazemian, Majidi and Daei Scored)

Yesterday was a black day for the Abu Dhabi-based football teams, as both Al Jazira and Al Wahda lost at home to Al Ahli (1-2) and Al Shaab (0-1) respectively. With Al Ittihad drawing 1-1 against joint leaders Al Ain, the lead in the first division league stays with Al Ahli.

Esteghlal overcomes Peykan 2 – 1

PLDC - Esteghlal Tehran faced Peykan Tehran at Takhti stadium in the 8th week of the Iranian Professional League and defeated them with the score of 2-1. Esteghlal now has 14 points and is in third place in the league table. Peykan is still at the bottom of the league table with only two scored goals after 8 matches.

Abu Moslem spirits up after bonus

PLDC - Abu Moslem is facing Foolad Khouzestan in the 8th week of the Iranian Professional League. Foolad is in 7th place and Abu Moslem is one position below them. Each team is intent on gaining every precious point to contend for the top place in the league.

Chibo new Esteghlal sponsor

PLDC - The press conference of the new sponsor of Esteghlal Tehran, Chibo of Germany, took place yesterday at the club headquarters in which Ali Fathollahzadeh, club chairman, and the representative of Chibo were present. Ronald Koch and Ebrahim Talebi, head coaches of Esteghlal Tehran, attended the session also.

Sportscaster Behravan suffers cerebral hemorrhage in accident

IRNA - Iranian sportscaster Abbas Behravan suffered from brain hemorrhage Wednesday morning as he fractured his skull in an accident on Isfahan-Tehran Road. He was rushed to Naqavi Hospital, Kashan. Farzad Amini, an advisor to Medical Federation president, said the federation has made arrangements for recovery of the television sportscaster.

Esteghlal Ahwaz training hard for week 8

PLDC - In the 8th week of the Professional League, Fajr Shiraz is host to Esteghlal Ahwaz and the match is expected to be an exciting one. Esteghlal Ahwaz has recently employed Amir Ghalenoie as the head coach of the club and this man is pushing the team for results.

Ivancovic, “Don’t worry! I’ll return.”

PLDC - The head coach of National Team and his wife left for Dubai last night and this seemed slightly strange as there are rumors of his leaving Iran and his contract terms not being concluded for the next year. It is said that he has gone to the UAE for discussions with a number of clubs there.

Mohammadvand is not on the bench

PLDC - Aref Mohammadvand has been in the fixed midfield position for Persepolis since the start of the season and Parvin has been satisfied with him so far. In the 7th week match against Fajr Shiraz, Mohammadvand was absent after receiving two yellow cards in previous matches.

Iran, one place above in new FIFA rankings

IRNA - In its latest rankings, world's football governing body FIFA put the national squad of Iran once place above, 33rd spot.

Esteghlal – Persepolis in Tabriz

PLDC - Persepolis of Tehran has forwarded a proposal to the Iranian Professional League Organization to hold the 11th week Professional League match between them and Esteghlal Tehran in Tabriz. Up until now, it has been the custom to play the match in Tehran, capital of Iran.

Saipa can beat Sepahan

PLDC - Joseph Dia Franko, goalkeeper coach of Saipa, commented on the 8th week Professional League match between his club and Sepahan which will be held in Isfahan. Franko said, “Saipa is in good form and we are going to Isfahan to defeat Sepahan. We will do all in our power to present a lively match and at the same time return with three points.”