SC Freiburg's Zandi loaned to second division team Vfb Luebeck

Second division side SC Freiburg sent its Iranian midfielder Fereydoon Zandi on loan for one season to newly-promoted second division squad Vfb Luebeck, the daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported Thursday.

Al-Shabab of UAE line up another Iranian stalwart

DUBAI, June 20: Iran international all-round midfielder Mehrdad Minavand is expected to sign a one-year contract linking him to Al-Shabab of Dubai next Monday, daily paper Al-Ittihad announced today.

Khatami congratulates Turkish leader

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Tuesday congratulated his visiting Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, on his country's "beautiful victory" over Japan at the world cup.

Esteqlal eyes title after beating Fajr

Visitor Esteqlal of Tehran took a grip on Iranian league trophy as it beat Fajr-e Sepassi in the first leg in Shiraz Sunday. Clashing on the pitch of Hafezieh Stadium, Esteqlal won the match 2-1.

Kavianpour joins Al Wasl

National midfielder of Pirouzi, Hamed Kavianpour, signed a contract with Al Wasl of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Karimi topscorer of UAE cup

Iran's national striker Ali Karimi imported by the Emirati side, Al-Ahly, netted 13 times in the Sheikh Zayed Cup of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to win the top scorer title.

Kavianpour to join UAE's Al Wasl

Pirouzi national midfielder Hamed Kavianpour will sign a contract with Al Wasl soccer team of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced sports officials here Saturday.

Karimi to stay at Al-Ahly

Iranian striker Ali Karimi announced that he will stay at Al-Ahly of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the end of his contract.

Adidas voices readiness for investment in Iran

World's famous apparel maker, Adidas, has expressed its preparedness for making investment in Iran's sports sector, announced the deputy of the Physical Education Organization for employment affairs Saturday.

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.