Iran 10th in the Busan rankings

PLDC - The latest rankings in the 14th Asian Games Tournament, shows Iran as holding 10th place. Iran so far has received 13 bronze, 9 silver and 5 gold medals and has 27 points.

Ivancovic, “Let’s think about Japan”

PLDC - After the 1-0 victory Iran gained against South Korea in the semifinal leg of the 14th Asian Games in Busan, Branco Ivancovic (the Croatian head coach of the Iranian National Team) said:

Three-time champions Iran faces Japan for Asian Games soccer gold

AP - After failing to make the finals of soccer's World Cup, a young Iranian side will be trying to win a fourth Asian Games title when it plays Japan on Sunday.

UAE Under-20 squad lose to Iranian visitors

Gulf News - The UAE's Under 20 football team lost their last friendly match against Folad of Iran 0-3 on Thursday, two days before leaving for Doha, Qatar, to take part in the finals of the Asian Youth Championship, October 15-31.

Al Ahli beat Saudi rivals

Gulf News - Vulnerable defence and some controversial refereeing decisions almost made Dubai's Al Ahli lose the three points of their match against their counterparts and namesakes of Saudi Arabia in the encounter held yesterday at Al Shabab Club and ended 3-2 to the home team in the Asian Clubs Championship.

Iran stand in S. Korea’s way

SOUTH Korea will hope to go one better than they did at the World Cup when they take on defending champions Iran in the pick of the football semi-finals today. 

Koreans happy about Daei's absence

PLDC - The semi final match of the 14th Asian games between Iran and South Korea is due to take place today, 10/10/2002, in Busan. The predictions of the event all point to a tough game and a 50 percent chance of success for each team.

Esteghlal- Al Faisali match comments

PLDC - After the match between Esteghlal and Al Faisali which ended as a 2-0 victory for Esteghlal, here are the comments made by the team members and officials.

Korean coach Park takes responsibility for semi-final loss to Iran

AFP - South Korean coach Park Hang-Seo was on the verge of quitting on Friday after his young team lost to Iran in a dramatic penalty-kick decider to the Asian Games semi-final clash.

Bild Feld gives 110 thousand Mark discount to Persepolis

PLDC - Persepolis owes Armenia Bielefeld Feld of Germany the sum of 500,000 Marks for the issuance of Karim Bagheri’s recommendation letter.

Mobali, "I knew I would score"

PLDC - Iman mobali was the man who scored the winning goal for Iran against Kuwait in the semifinal leg of the 14th Busan games on Tuesday, 8th October.

Winning Start For Esteghlal in AFC Champions League

Iran giants Esteghlal made a successful start to their AFC Champions League campaign with a 2-0 defeat of Jordan's Al Faisaly in the first leg of Qualifying Round 3 (Zone 1) at the Takhti Stadium in Tehran on Wednesday.

Mourning Daei out of Asian Games

Iran have suffered a major blow to their hopes of retaining their Asian Games men's football gold medal after it was revealed on Monday that the father of inspirational captain Ali Daei has passed away.