Iran extends Ivankovic's contract

Tehran - The Iranian Football Federation confirmed Friday that Croatian Branko Ivankovic's contract as coach to the national team will be extended.

Persepolis matches with Bildfeld and Rapid

PLDC - According to the latest reports, Persepolis has scheduled friendly matches with Armenia Bildfeld (Germany) and Rapid Vienna (Austria) during the Iranian Professional League midseason break, in February 2003.

Kazemian breaks football ice

PLDC - Javad Kazemian has become the newest football discovery of Ivancovic. He played very well in the 14th Asian Games and made a strong impression on everyone.

Ranjbar, “Ivancovic may go”

PLDC - Mohammad Ranjbar, Head of the Iranian National Teams, returned to Iran with the rest of the National team on Tuesday, 15/10/2002, and while at the airport made the following comments, “The representatives of various foreign clubs held discussions with Mr. Ivancovic in Busan and he was given many different proposals for cooperation.”

Esteghlal defeats Pas in first league game

PLDC - Esteghlal of Tehran and Pas who faced each other in the first match of the first week today, 17/10/2002, formally kicked off the 2002-2003 Professional League season. Esteghlal managed to defeat their opponents in a very exciting and tough match with the result of 3-1.

Head coaches of Professional League clubs

PLDC - A number of the clubs in the Iranian Professional league have changed their head coaches for the new 2002-2003 season. Below is a list of the past and present season head coaches of the clubs.

SNZ dubious about Iran trip

New Zealand Soccer bosses will discuss the forthcoming Oceania/Asia championship match against Iran with the Oceania Football Confederation and take advice from the New Zealand Government before confirming the home and away series.

The most experienced triangle in Persepolis

PLDC - Persepolis is in possession of a relatively large number of experienced midfield players and this fact has given it an edge in the new Iranian Professional League season.

Jara wants Mahdavikia for 9th week

PLDC - Curt Jara, head coach of Hamburg of Germany, has apparently become worried about his Iranian player Mahdavikia.

Ivancovic plans to join UAE club

PLDC - The newspapers of the UAE have published articles claiming that Branco Ivancovic, present head coach of the Iranian National Team, will soon be joining a club of the country.

Navidkia, “Koreans were upset”

PLDC - Moharam Navidkia, midfield player of Sepahan of Isfahan, appeared as one of the best National team players in the 14th Asian Games.

Pourheidari, “I am happy from the bottom of my heart”

PLDC - Mansour Pourheidari, ex-National Team and Esteghlal coach, understands the sweet taste of victory and the feelings experienced by the present head coach of the Iranian National Team, Branco Ivancovic.

Persepolis-Barq derby not delayed

IRNA - Iran Pro League Organization Monday announced that the Persepolis-Barq match of the first week of the league will beheld on the due time.