Pourhiedari will not tolerate rudeness


PLDC - The head coach of Sanat Naft of Abadan football club is very upset. Helali, Sanat Naft player is also apparently upset and there is trouble within the club. This is what Pourheidari had to say about the matter, “After the match with Peykan at home (6th week of Propfessional League – 0-0 draw) there were disputes as we were performing better than the opponents even without five of our players.”

Bezik "Sepahan must get results"


PLDC - Edmund Bezik, Armenian Sepahan striker, scored the only goal for his team in the 6th week of the Iranian Professional League, on Friday, 7th December, when Sepahan of Isfahan defeated Bargh Shiraz at home with the score of 1-0.

May, "absence of Kazemian had influence in Saipa’s lost against Pas"


PLDC - Head coach of Saipa believes that absence of Kazemian and transferring him to AlAhli had influence in Saipa’s lost against Pas. Jiouvani May in an interview with ISNA stipulated “absence of Kazemian has changed conditions of Saipa for wining and it is cause of bad playing of attackers.”

Mayelikohan, “Maybe I candidate for Football Federation Chairmanship election”


PLDC - Mohammad Mayelikohan announced “ Maybe I candidate for Football Federation Chairmanship election”. He said to Khabar Channel’s interviewer “ I don’t confirm my candidature for Football Federation Chairmanship election and I don’t denial it either, but I should wait and see that conditions is ready or not, if I fill that I have time I’ll candidate.”

Pas defeats Saipa 2-0


PLDC - In one of the 3 most exciting matches of the 6th week of the Iranian Professional League, Pas defeated Saipa with the score of 2-0 on Friday, 7/12/2002. The best player of the match was apparently Javad Nekonam of Pas despite the fact that he did not score any goals.

Persepolis a disappointment in the 6th week


PLDC - The 0-0 draw between Persepolis and Esteghlal Ahwaz, in the 6th week of the Iranian Professional League, on Friday, 7/12/2002, was the most disappointing match of the week. The ninety minute battle of the champions of the last season with the bottom of the table Esteghlal Ahwaz was not only tedious but a bore for the referee, Jalal Moradi.

Sepahan still on top after victory


PLDC - In the 6th week of the Iranian Professional League, Sepahan of Isfahan defeated Bargh Shiraz at home with the score of 1-0 on Friday, 7/12/2002, to retain their position at the top of the table with 16 points.

Persepolis’s worst match of the season


PLDC - Ali Parvin, head coach of Persepolis did not comment after the match in the 6th week of the Iranian Professional League, on Friday, 7th December, in which Persepolis and Esteghlal Ahwaz drew with the result of 0-0.

IRNA Sports Press Digest


IRNA - The following headlines appeared in major Tehran dailies on Saturday: -- ABRAR-E VARZESHI "Enayati says intends to be top goalscorer" Reza Enayati, striker of Mashhad-based Abu Moslem, said he is determined to be the top goalscorer.

Atletico Madrid, but also 2 other Spanish clubs interested in Iranian Ali Karimi


MEF - The manager if Iranian attacking stalwart Ali Karimi revealed today “Atletico Madrid have tabled a $1 million to gain the services of the player for one year.

Saipa better this year than last


PLDC - Ali Janmaleki, Saipa defender, has been away from the game for a while now due to injury. He recently spoke about his club, “The Saipa players are training at present and are in high spirits.”

Ebrahimi, “We have bad pitches”


PLDC - Naser Ebrahimi, Persepolis assistant coach, spoke in short press interview recently. He commented, “Apart from the other teams, the league teams have one other tough opponent and that is the pitch. The present football fields are all substandard and unusable and playing on them is dangerous and tough for the players.”

Iran has more to say in world's futsal than football: Ansarifard


IRNA - Mohammad-Hassan Ansarifard, head coach of Iran's national futsal team, said Friday that Iran has more to say in world's futsal rather than football but the current problems have made it impossible.
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