Kerimov in Azeri squad for Albania test

Azerbaijan coach Kazbek Tuaev has called up Kapaz striker Kenan Kerimov and Iran-based duo Rufat Guliyev and Ramiz Mamedov for the friendly against Albania on Wednesday.

Esteghlal boss calls on fans to lift team

Esteghlal coach Mansour Pourheidari has called on Iranian fans to give his side the boost they need as they host the Asian Club Championship semi-finals in April. "We will need the firm and overwhelming support of a packed stadium in this campaign," he said.

Legionnaires Not Present in West Asia Tourney

PFDC - According to IRIB, Vahid Hashemian will not be able to leave his club VFL Bochum to travel to Kuwait for the West Asian tourney.

Pourheidari: We will work towards Asian championship

Tehran, March 24, IRNA - Esteqlal Soccer team representing Iran at the Asian Cup championship having paved its way into the semifinal games is currently engaged in warm-up games.

Al Nasr 2 Al Ahli 5

Ali Karimi scored the second goal for Al Ahli when Faisal Khalil who entered one minute before passed to him and the Iranian ace's shot went to the left of Mohammed Ali.

Brescia 3 Perugia 0

Brescia won their first home game since November after a first-half hat-trick from Luca Toni handed them a 3-0 win over Perugia

Iran reach the seventh place

Iran stands at a disappointing 7th out of 8 teams after their 9-2 victory over the Belgium side at the mundialito 2002 futsal tournament which is taking place at Italy.

Past Year's Statistics on Iran's Performance

PFDC - The Iranian national team did not totally satisfy the expectations of its fans last year. Not qualifying to the World Cup 2002 despite being a strong team in Asia was the major reason for the fans' disappointment in the team.

Iran lost the third match - Iran 2-3 Russia

Iran, who is participating in the Mandalito tournament at Italy will remain at the bottom of its group after their 3-2 lose to Russia today.

Vahedi Back in Iran

PFDC - Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht the star player for Iranian champions Esteghlal who was in Spain on a trial with Madrid's Atletico, left the land of the matadors for Tehran today after a 10-day stay in Madrid.

Blazevic banned for three months for hitting referee

ZAGREB, March 23 (AFP)- Iran's former World Cup coach Miroslav Blazevic has been banned for three months for attacking a referee after a Croatian league inquiry, the Vecernji List newspaper reported on Saturday.

Pourheidari: "We are in a Good Form"

PFDC - Mansour Pourheidari the boss at Iran's champions Esteghlal club, is very pleased with the shape of his team before the Asian Club Championship semifinal matches which will be held in the 100,000-seater Azadi Stadium of Tehran, on April 3, 2002

Iranian forwards in sparkling form in UAE league action

MEF - DUBAI, March 24: Iranian centre-forwards Farhad Majidi and Ali Karimi were on the mark for the count of the 12th week of the United Arab Emirates league championship, helping their respective sides Al-Wasl and Al-Ahly maintaining fine spirits of late.