Third-place can't lift Pourheidari's blues

AsianFootball - Iranian champions Esteghlal took third place in the Asian Club Championship with an emphatic 5-2 win over Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi but despite the crushing defeat it was a hollow victory for head coach Mansour Pourheidari.

Enayati late show denies Palestine

A last-gasp equaliser from Reza Enayati saved Iran's blushes on the opening day of the West Asian Games as they secured a 2-2 draw with Palestine in Kuwait City.

Esteghlal clinch third spot in Asian Club Championship

AsianFootball - Iran's Esteghlal secured third place in the 21st Asian Club Championship on Friday with a 5-2 trouncing of Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi.

Suwon win second consecutive Asian Club Championship

AsianFootball - Korea's Suwon Samsung Bluewings won the Asian Club Championship for the second consecutive year after defeating Anyang LG Cheetahs in a penalty shootout in Tehran on Friday.

We are aiming Gold Medal, says Iran's Croat boss Ivankovic

MiddleeastFootball - KUWAIT CITY, April 3: Croat manager Branco Ivankovic said on Wednesday "Iran came to the West Asian Games with the Olympic side, still we will be all out to claim the gold medal", in a special interview with the Kuwaiti TV.

Vahedi Nikbakht to sit out ACC semi

FootballAsia- Esteghlal take on Anyang LG Cheetahs in Wednesday's Asian Club Championship semi-final without the services of the suspended Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht.

The pressure's on: Pourheidari

FootballAsia - Despite his ice-cool exterior and calm demeanor when dealing with the masses of Iran's media, Esteghlal coach Mansour Pourheidari knows that a nation is banking on his team to succeed in the Asian Club Championship to help ease the pain of Iran's failure to make the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals.

Anyang skipper unfazed by Azadi

FootballAsia - Anyang LG Cheetahs captain Choi Yoon-yeol is determined that his side will not be affected by what could be in excess of 100,000 Esteghlal fans cheering on the Tehran side at the intimidating Azadi Stadium in Wednesday's Asian Club Championship semi-final.

Asian soccer semis not canceled despite heavy rain: Alizadeh

Tehran, April 3, IRNA - Manager of the Azadi Sports Complex's Public Relations Department announced Tuesday that in spite of heavy rain the semifinals of the 21st Asian Club Championships will be held here Wednesday afternoon.

Suwon down Nasaf to reach Asian Club Championship final

Asian-Football - Defending champions Suwon Samsung Bluewings of Korea have advanced to their second consecutive Asian Club Championship final after defeating Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi 3-0 in monsoon conditions at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

Anyang set up all-Korean final in Asian Club Championship

Asian-Football - Anyang LG Cheetahs of Korea scored a surprise 2-1 win over Iranian side Esteghlal in Tehran on Wednesday to set up an all-Korean final at the 21st Asian Club Championship.

Suwon and Anyang chase Asian Club Championship

SportalKorea- K-League sides Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Anyang LG Cheetahs will be looking to continue Korea's domination of the Asian Club Championship when they play Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi and Iran's Esteghlal Tehran respectively in the semi-finals of the tournament in Tehran on Wednesday, April 3.

Perspolis-Peykan match without Fanaei

According to reports it will be either Junakyzadeh or Karimi who will defend Perspolis' goal against the high scoring Peykan team.