Football academy to open in Iran


"FIFA is going to help Iran to start a football academy in the country," said the chairman of the Iranian Football Federation, Mohsen Safaii Farahani, here on Friday.

Gritty Al Ahli win President's Cup


Al Ahli won the President's Cup beating Al Jazira 3-1 yesterday at Zayed Sports City in a colourful match that expressed the feelings of appreciation of the UAE's youth to the President of their country.

Esteqlal, Fajr advance to final


Esteqlal of Tehran and the Shiraz-based Fajr-e Sepassi Tuesday rolled into final of league. Beaten 1-0 the first leg at home, Fajr found the net of Paykan in the second half by Mehrzad Ma'danchi in Tehran's Takhti Stadium.

Iran, Pakistan to compete in football tournament


Provincial teams of Iran and Pakistan will participate in a 10-day football tournament in August this year.

Sepahan, Paykan win semifinal first legs


Two teams of Sepahan and Paykan won their first-leg semifinal matches of the league Friday.

Iran remained the highest ranked Asian side at 30th


PLDC - Iran remained the highest ranked Asian side at 30nd (up 2). Japan (32, up 1) , Saudi Arabia (34), and Korea Republic (41, up 1) are the only other Asian teams in the top-50 although China, who are currently ranked 50nd (up 1), are on the verge of joining them.

Mahdavikia out for three months


Iranian national player Mehdi Mahdavikia, who plays in the German Bundesliga with Hamburg, will be out of action for three months after undergoing surgery on his disc.

Pirouzi managing director, directorate members appointed


Advisor to the president of the Physical Education Organization (PEO) announced that the new managing director and members of boards of directors of the Pirouzi Club were officially appointed.

Pirouzi managing director, directorate members appointed


Former coach of Abu Moslem, Farhad Kazemi, got the coaching job of Sepahan's Foulad Mobarakeh as of June 8, announced the club's chairman of board of directors.

Golden goal takes Al Ahli into final


Adil Abdul Aziz was the Al Ahli hero yesterday as he scored the Golden Goal in the third minute of extra time to give them a 2-1 win over Al Nasr in a hard fought match.

Blazevic fury at 'negative' Croatia tactics


Former Croatia coach Miroslav Blazevic has slammed the tactics of current boss Mirko Jozic, claiming that his negative approach gifted Mexico a 1-0 win on Monday.

Azadi Stadium Under Repair


PFDC - The biggest stadium in Asia, the Azadi stadium of Tehran, Iran which takes a little over 100,000 people, has started its construction after the end of the Iran Pro League (IPL).

Some News Regarding Iranian Soccer


PLDC - Ali Samereh, the Iranian National and Perugia player has said that he will probably go back to playing for Esteghlal next year. In a television interview he stated, "There is only one month left on my Perugia contract but no one has spoken to me about extending it so after my contract runs out I plan to speak with the officials of Esteghlal to try play for them again."
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