Karimi-less Al-Ahly inflicted home defeat as the Reds boot out of title race

MiddleeastFootbal DUBAI, March 30- Injured Iranian international forward Ali Karimi was sorely missed by title challengers Al-Ahly who were handed a 3-1 home defeat by defending champs Al-Wahda, in one of the most entertaining matches played for the count of the 14th Week.

Ranjbar: The Final List will be Annouced Today

PFDC - The fourth training session of the Iranian national team before the West Asian Games was done today. Mohammad Ranjbar, the team's caretaker talks about the final list.

Final Players Announced For West Asian Games

PLDC- The Iranian head coach Ivankovic announced the list of the players who will travel to Kuwait to participate in the second West Asian games from April 4th to April 12th.

Today's matches (Al Ahli v Al Wahda Kick off 8:10 pm)

The home team are still elated with their big win against city rivals Al Nasr last week. Their gifted Iranian striker Ali Karimi had a brilliant in match but went out injured.

Hazfi Cup Quarter-finals on April 8

PFDC - The quarter-finals of the Iranian clubs elimination cup(Hazfi) will kick off from April 8. Esteghlal, Foolad, Zobahan, Fajr, Persepolis, Sepahan, Paykan and Tracktorsazi will be competing for a place in the semi-finals.

Several stars on the sidelines

FIFA- Famous teams such as Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Colombia, Chile, Australia, Romania, Scotland, Yugoslavia and the Netherlands, and some outstanding players like Daei, Ramzy, Naybet, Asprilla, Salas, Kewell, Viduka, Davids, Kluivert, Popescu, Lambert, Mijatovic and Shevchenko all have one thing in common this year – they will be following the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ as spectators.

More discipline for Perugia after Brescia defeat

PERUGIA, Italy, March 26 (AFP) - Perugia president Luciano Gaucci on Tuesday prescribed another dose of military-style discipline for his players after last Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Brescia in the Italian first division, ANSA news agency reported.

Fixtures for West Asian Games

PFDC - The West Asian Games will kick off from April 4-11 in Kuwait. According to the executive committee of the games, there will be 5 participants in this tournament.

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.