Malavan hopes for one point

PLDC - Malavan Anzali will face Sepahan Esfahan away in the 4th week of the Iranian Professional League on Friday, 08/11/2002 and is apparently hoping for the draw and keeping their present position (11th) in the table.

Yavari, “Estehglal will lose in Mashhad”

PLDC - In the 4th week Professional League match Esteghlal Tehran will play against Abu Moslem on Friday, 08/11/2002 in Mashhad. Abu Moslem who is doing well in fifth place in the league table is determined to defeat the guests.

Iranian starring pair ready for Dubai’s big derby

MEF - DUBAI, Nov. 6: International Iranian strikers Ali Karimi of Al-Ahly and Farhad Majidi of Al-Wasl are roaring for Dubai’s upcoming titanic derby, as both clubs have witnessed mixed fortunes in the opening three weeks of league action here in the United Arab Emirates.

Ebrahimi, “Persepolis has problems scoring goals”

PLDC - Naser Ebrahimi (Persepolis coach) spoke to the press after Persepolis lost at home to Zob Ahan of Isfahan with the result of 1-0 in the 4th week of the Iranian Professional League.

Darabinian, “We beat the strongest team”

PLDC - In the 4th week of the Iranian Professional League, Persepolis lost at home to Zob Ahan of Isfahan with the result of 1-0. This was Persepolis’s first defeat so far but was a valuable victory for Zob Ahan.

Only Elimination Cup matches during Ramadan

PLDC - Iran’s Professional League Organization will apparently pay more attention to the Elimination Cup matches during the holy month of Ramadan (from 6/11/2002 to 5/12/2002).

Pourheidari, “I lost games four years ago”

PLDC - Mansour Pourheidari, Sanat Naft head coa ch, spoke about the recent losses suffered by his team and Esteghlal of Tehran in the Iranian professional League in a press interview recently. Sanat Naft has so far won one game and lost two and is in tenth place in the league table.

Shock results

PLDC - Barely four weeks from the start of the IPL season 2002/03 and already the fans are staring at unusual standing table in Iran’s professional league. The top of the table is populated with unfamiliar names lead by a Shahrestani team , Fajr Sepasi , while the familiar powerhouses of Tehrani clubs are well behind in the standing.

Interview with Futsal Head Coach

PLDC - Ansarifard, Head Coach of the Iran's National Futsal team complained, "Iran was not represented in the Futsal commission and the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) has violated Iran's right to participate in choosing the Best Player of Asia Award."

Injury comes at a bad time for New Zealand striker

All Whites striker Brent Fisher has his right leg in plaster up to his knee after injuring his ankle while playing for Sydney National Soccer League (NSL) side Northern Spirit and is unlikely to play again before Christmas.

Virginia's Alecko Eskandarian Named ACC Co-Player Of The Week

NYtimes - ALECKO ESKANDARIAN, a junior at Virginia and one of the top-scoring strikers in the country, will leave college after the season and make himself available for the M.L.S. SuperDraft in January. Eskandarian, whose father, ANDRANIK, played for the Cosmos in the North American Soccer League and internationally for Iran in the 1978 World Cup, has 21 goals this season.

Ansarian is quiet this season

PLDC - Ali Ansarian, (Persepolis defender) was plagued by side issues last season and was in the news constantly. He finally became tired of being a trouble to everyone.

Koch, “I know everyone now”

PLDC - Ronald Koch, Esteghlal of Tehran head coach, has not been the phenomenon which the club expected and has so far led the team poorly and has been unable to make a difference.