$2.5 million tabled by Saudis Al-Hilal for Argentinian ace Batistuta


MEF - Al-Hilal are gearing up themselves for the upcoming Asian Champions' League quarter-finals stage to be held next month in Al-Ain city (UAE), with the participation of the hosts, Iranian giants Esteghlal and Qatari outfits Al-Sadd.

On the threshold of eleventh week match between Esteghlal and Perspolis a friendship ceremony was held last night in Tehran's Olympic Hotel


PLDC - According to ISNA, at the beginning of this ceremony ,the director general of Tehran's Sport Organization, Hojatollah Khatib ,expressed his regret of not being able to have this match in Tehran and asked two teams to play a professional football and avoid any kind of tumult.

Al Shabab score second successive win - Daei and Kazemian Scored


Gulf News- Al Shabab scored their second successive win in the First division football league by beating neighbours Al Ahli 2-1 at Maktoum bin Rashid stadium yesterday.

Futsal Media Cup results


IRNA - Futsal competitions of the third `Media Cup' resumed in Sheikholeslam Hall of Shahid Heidarnia Sports Complex, central Tehran, on Monday.

Bezik invited to national soccer camp


IRNA - The technical committee of Iran's soccer team Sunday summoned Edmond Bezik, striker of Iran Pro League leader Sepahan, to the national camp. Bezik was told he should join other players at the venue of the team's camp at Azadi Sports Complex, 10 km west of Tehran, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 12.

Persepolis, Esteqlal invited to `Friendship Party'


IRNA - As the eagerly-awaited derby between Persepolis and Esteqlal is approaching, the two teams of capital were invited by Tehran's Physical Education Department to attend a ceremony entitled `Friendship Party'.

Katiraei says all IFF presidency candidates qualified


IRNA - Director general of the Physical Education Organization's Security Department said all 27 who announced their candidacy for the presidency of Iran's Football Federation (IFF) are qualified. Talking to IRNA on Saturday, Behzad Katiraei added following the announcement of related officials, all the nominees were cleared and their qualification was officially reported to the Physical Education Organization.

Zob holds Esteqlal


IRNA - Visitor Zob Ahan of Isfahan here Friday held the popular side of Tehran, Esteqlal, in the 10th week of second Iran Pro League. The two teams playing on the uneven field of Takhti Stadium, south of Tehran, fought to a goalless draw.

Al Shabab defeat Dubai club to score first win - Daei Scored


Gulf News - Al Shabab scored their first win in the football league by defeating Dubai club 2-1 in the last match of round one at Maktoum bin Rashid stadium yesterday. The win was a good start for the club's new board of directors appointed yesterday chaired by the club founder Dr. Ahmed Saif Balhasa who attended the match with other board members.

Al Wahda prevail over Al Wasl - Majidi Scored


Gulf News - Al Wahda started the New Year in style beating visiting Al Wasl 3-2 to share the leadership of the first division domestic soccer league with Al Nasr and Al Ain, each with 22 points at the end of the first round of the competition.

Shahrokhi says will serve football by all means


IRNA - Homayoun Shahrokhi, the acting head coach of Iran's national soccer squad, said he serves the society like a soldier, adding that he undertook the responsibility due to his devotion to sports and football.

IPL leader Sepahan beats Persepolis on controversial penalty


IRNA - Foulad-e Sepahan of Isfahan extended its leadership in the second Iran Pro League (IPL) as it defeated Persepolis on a controversial penalty here on Thursday. In a 10th-week match of IPL, the home side Sepahan managed to overcome the defending champion Persepolis 2-1 in front of over 30,000 flag-waving passionate spectators in Naqsh-e Jahan Stadium of Isfahan, bringing its points to 28.

Pas wins IPL match against Fajr


IRNA - Pas added three more points to its asset as it beat visitor Fajr-e Sepassi of Shiraz here Thursday in the 10th week of second Iran Pro League (IPL).
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