Mourning Daei out of Asian Games


Iran have suffered a major blow to their hopes of retaining their Asian Games men's football gold medal after it was revealed on Monday that the father of inspirational captain Ali Daei has passed away.

Hamam asks Farahani to join FIFA committee


PLDC - Mohammad Ben Hamam, Head of the Asian Football Confederation, reacted to the recent resignation of Mohammad Safaei Farahani as head of the Iranian Football Federation in a letter to the man.

Daei very upset with father’s death


PLDC - Abolfazl Daei, the esteemed father of Ali Daei, Iranian National Team captain and Al Shabab striker, passed away yesterday, 18/10/2002, due to a heart attack.

Kazemi, “Sepahan still has problems”


PLDC - It seems that Sepahan of Esfahan is already up against problems even before the beginning of the new Iranian 2002-2003 league season.

Favourites all through, but they will find going tough in last eight


FOOTBALL hype at the Asian Games is on the rise with the quarter finals set for tomorrow.

Azadi ready in two months


PLDC - The PEO has announced that the renovation work of Azadi stadium will end within two months.

Khordbin, "All is fine but weather"


PLDC - Perspolis is now in Hanover in Germany holding a week-long, preparatory camp before the beginning of the new Professional League season.

National Team has tough time without Daei


PLDC - Branco Ivancovic, head coach of the Iranian National Team, is both happy and upset. He is happy that his team has qualified to the quarter final leg of the 14th Asian Games and he has been spared the bitter criticism of the Iranian press and media.

New-look Asian Champions League cranks into gear


The race for the richest prize in Asian club football moves up a gear this week as 26 teams slug it out in the latest qualifying rounds of the AFC Champions League.

Seyed Abassi, “I'm one of the younger


PLDC - Young Davood Seyed Abassi (ex-Fajr Sepassi player) has now joined Sanat Naft of Abadan for the new 2002-2003 Professional League season.

Esteghlal v Al Faisali on Wednesday


PLDC - The German head coach of Esteghlal of Tehran spoke briefly about the upcoming match between Esteghlal and Al Faisali of Jordan (Asian Clubs Cup) in Tehran on Wednesday, 9th October.

Persepolis camped out in Germany


Perepolis of Tehran left for Frankfurt, Germany on Friday for a week-long camp and a number of friendly matches with German clubs.

Afghanistan go home after conceding 32 goals


AFGHANISTAN said goodbye to the Asian Games football tournament yesterday after their week-long journey was followed by three matches in which they conceded 32 goals on their return to international sport.
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