Malavan invincible at home, Esteqlal extends drought


IRNA - Malavan, still in relegation zone, has recently turned into an undefeatable side at home. In the 18th week of Iran Pro League (IPL) held on Monday in this northern port city, Malavan held the trouble-hit Esteqlal of Tehran to a goalless draw.

Iran's football boss due in Switzerland


IRNA - President of Iran's Football Federation (IFF), Mohammad Daadkan, will leave here for Switzerland on April 9. The IFF supremo is making the tour at the invitation of Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA, the world's football governing body.

Kazemi: “Some people do not want Sepahan to become the champion. Our team is being effected by instability.”


PLDC - Farhad Kazemi the Head Coach of Sepahan Football team told reporters that despite losses against Malavan and Foolad Ahvaz, Sepahan is still the number one candidate to win the league this year.

Mehdi unfazed by United rumours


PlanetFootball - IRANIAN international Mehdi Mahdavikia has played down speculation in the German press that he would replace David Beckham at Manchester United, should the England skipper decide to leave Old Trafford.

Entezari gives reds first New Year win over Abu Moslem


IRNA - Persepolis celebrated the new Iranian year with a victory in the 18th week of Iran Pro League (IPL) over visitor Abu Moslem on Sunday with the sole goal of the match struck by striker Sohrab Entezari.

Abdollahi talks about Esteghlal’s internal proceedings. The role of the managing director will increase.


PLDC - The popular Tehrani clubs, Perspolis and Esteghlal have always been good candidates for getting into side issues, and considering their unsuccessful run in the Asian Club Championship, have lead both teams into going through transformations.

IPL 19th-24th weeks fixtures announced


IRNA - Public Relations Office of Iran Pro League (IPL) Organization announced the fixtures of the 19th to 24th weeks on Saturday.

Qayeqran commemorated in his fifth death anniversary


IRNA - Late captain of Iran's soccer squad, Sirous Qayeqran, and his son Rastin were commemorated in their death anniversary here on Friday.

Ebrahimi: I will not continue with Perspolis and I will stay at home ‘till the end of my contract


PLDC - Ebrahimi told reporters: “After the Perspolis-Esteghlal match, I was excused from attending the team’s practices, but I have decided to bring to an end to it by the beginning of the new year.”

Iran Olympic supremo believes squad is on right track


AFC - Iran Olympic coach Mohammad Meilikohan is confident his side will make the improvements needed to make a real challenge during the qualifying stages.

The first Iranian, as a "FIFA Licensed Players Agent" started his activities a few days ago


PLDC - The complicated regulations of the Iranian pro-league, the rapid growth of the salary of the players, and their transfer fees, the expansion of international business relations of clubs, increasing interests of foreign coaches and players to continue their careers in Iran, and many other factors requires using the services of professionals in the related fields.

Mahdavikia's 100th Bundesliga appearance on Saturday


PFDC - Hamburg's gifted right winger Mehdi Mahdavikia will appear for the 100th time in German Bundesliga against Bielefeld on Saturday. The runs and dribblings of the Iranian, who has played a superb season so far, always tear the people out of their seats in the AOL Arena.

Karimi rejects Inter switch


PlanetFootball - AL AHLI star Ali Karimi has rejected a proposed move to Italian giants Internazioale, saying he is happy to stay where he is.
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