Fajr Holds Blues; Fanaei Blunder Costs Reds Dear


TEHRAN- Fajr-e Sepassi and Barq, two Shiraz-based giantkillers, had brilliant performances in the 20th week clashes of Iran Pro League Tuesday as the former held leader Esteqlal of Tehran and the latter stunned Pirouzi with a surprising win.

Perugia's performance against Atalanta


PFDC-Perugia lost the chance to automatically qualify for next year's UEFA Cup today with a 2-1 loss to Atalanta in the Bergamo team's home ground, the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia Stadium. With both teams having reached their seasonal target, which consisted in avoiding relegation, the game was played in a relaxed fashion, with a good rhythm of play.

Hajduk Split to name a coach this week


SPLIT, Croatia, April 29 (DSA) - Hajduk Split officials have announced that during this week, probably by Thursday, they would name a coach for next season.

Exclusive interview with General Manager of Zob-Ahan - Hossein Kafami


PLDC has exclusively interviewed Mr. Kafami, the general manager of Zob Ahan club of the Iranian Pro League (IPL). In this interview you can find news about Rahman Rezaei's probable move to other Italian clubs and also transferring of players to Fiorentina in the near future. Mr. Kafami also denied any help for Rezaei's transfer to Perugia by Iran's former head coach, Blazevic as previously mentioned in Iranian media.

Fixtures of 20th week matches of Iran Pro League announced


IRNA- Fixtures of the 20th week matches of Iran Pro League were announced Saturday as follows.

Tohid Iranian edge out Iranian School in final


Tohid Iranian School overcame Adab Iranian School 4-2 in the final of the Samsung UAE Inter-school football championship, held at Al Nasr football stadium yesterday.

UAE: Al Ain move clear as rivals slump


AFC - Al Ain have the stingiest defence in the league, conceding only 19 goals in 18 matches this season. With Juma Khater keeping a close eye on Al Ahli striker Ali Karimi on Thursday, they successfully shut down their opponents in a game of few clear-cut chances.

Table-Toppers Tie; Blues Still Leader


TEHRAN- Top and second placed teams of Esteqlal and Pirouzi tied in the 19th week of Iran Pro League Friday. Visitor Pirouzi was held 1-1 by Malavan of Anzali and Esteqlal of Tehran fought to a 2-2 draw against struggling Saipa.

Ranjbar talks about upcoming Team Melli games


PFDC-The Supervisor of the Iranian National Team, Mohammad Ranjbar, gave a news conference on Tuesday, April 23 in which he outlined the forthcoming friendly games that Team Melli will play.

IPL runners-up to participate in tourney in Saudi Arabia


PFDC - The Iranian Football Federation (IFF), announced today that the runners-up of the Iranian Pro League (IPL) will be sent to play in the international football tourney of Prince Abdullah in Saudi Arabia in July.

Hannover keen to sign Daei


SportalAsia- According to reports in Germany, Hannover 96, the champions-elect of the German Bundesliga second division, are looking to sign up Iranian captain Ali Daei for the forthcoming season.

Exclusive interview with Zob-Ahan's Defender


PLDC - In an exclusive PLDC interview with Ebrahim Taghipor, the star defender of IPL club of ZobAhan of Esfahan, it was discovered that he is a candidate to be included in the national team's roster and will probably play against Kuwait if all goes well. The talented defender is rumored to be linked with Tehran's giants Persepolis. Ebrahim Taghipor has also offers to play in Italy.

Blazevic returns to coach Dinamo Zagreb?


ZAGREB, Croatia, April 22 (DSA) - Dinamo Zagreb official Zdravko Mamic has confirmed he had talks with former Croatian and Iranian national team coach Miroslav Blazevic to take over the team in the next season.
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