Majidi hopes to take Al Ain to Champions League crown


Gulf News - Iranian international Farhad Majidi could be the key to Al Ain's title hopes when they face Thailand's BEC Tero Sasana in the AFC Champions League finals, with first of two legs being played tomorrow in Al Ain.

Shafizadeh's trip to Dubai might bring Jamal Haji to Esteghlal Ahvaz


PLDC - Mr. Shafizadeh, Esteghlal Ahvaz's Managing Director has recently negotiated with Branko Ivankovish and Jamal Haji.

All White Lochhead's dad unsure about Tehran


stuff.co.nz - It's the dream of every young New Zealand footballer yet Tauranga's Tony Lochhead had to think twice before accepting his elevation into the All Whites squad.

Rajabzadeh double extends Zob IPL leadership


IRNA - Mehdi Rajabzadeh struck twice Tuesday to help Zob Ahan extend its winning streak and leadership in the third Iran Pro League.

Four new caps named in All Whites


Nzherald - Four new caps were today named in a 23-strong All Whites squad for the AFC/OFC Challenge Cup soccer match against Iran on October 12 in Tehran.

Daei laments Iran loss to Jordan


AFC - AFC Player of 1999 Ali Daei told Jahane newspaper Iran should have won their Asian Cup Group D qualifying match if the Tehran giants had played just that little better against Jordan.

Ali Daei and GolMohammadi will be fit to play against Sepahan


PLDC - According to the latest news, Ali Daei and Yahya Golmohammadi, Perspolis's two national team players who have recently been injured, are reported fit to play against Sepahan Isfahan in Azadi on Tuesday.

3 New players to join Azerbaijan Football team


PLDC - According to our reporter, Ali Baghmisheh, Reza Shahrodi and Mehdi Salehpour are three players that have recently participated in the team's training and will soon join the club.

Jordan shock Group D favourites Iran


AFC - JORDAN'S substitute striker Badran Shaqran struck the winning goal 10 minutes from time in a 3-2 home win over Iran to throw Asian Cup qualifying Group D wide open for the taking.

Club before country for the moment for Vahid


AFC - IRANIAN striker Vahid Hashemian has opted to steer clear of international commitments as he concentrates on getting his German Bundlesliga form up to scratch.

Brazil still leader in FIFA rankings, Iran two spots above


IRNA - World Cup-winning Brazil has extended its lead over France at the top of the FIFA rankings list and Iran found itself two places above, according to the latest table issued by world soccer`s governing body Wednesday.

Tehran`s Azadi Sports Complex manager removed


IRNA - Manager of Azadi Sports Complex, 10 km west of Tehran, was removed Wednesday. Bahman Vaziri was fired due to his poor management and the problems facing the turf of the 100,000-seater Azadi Stadium.

Report about Mahdavikia`s three million euro wage demand


IRNA - A spokesman for the German first division club Hamburger SV Thursday would not confirm press reports that Iranian striker Mehdi Mahdavikia has sought three million euros a year for a new contract.
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