Lacklustre Iran move into last eight


Defending champions Iran clinched their place in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games football tournament on Saturday after drawing 1-1 with Qatar but they were lucky to escape with a point from a lacklustre display.

Iran and Kuwait set up Bangkok final repeat


Kuwait earned themselves a chance of revenge for their 1998 final defeat when they booked an Asian Games quarter-final clash with football champions Iran here on Saturday.

Strichco, “Karimi was best UAE foreign player”


PLDC - According to Strichco (Croatian head coach of Al Ahli), Ali Karimi has been named as the best foreign player of the 2001-2002 UAE League.

Khordbin: “St. Pauli match unclear”


PLDC - Mahmood Khordbin, Persepolis Supervisor, spoke to the press briefly about his team's condition yesterday, “Team condition is good and we have no problems.

Ansarian enters the world of cinema


PLDC - Ali Ansarian, controversial Perspolis player, has appeared as himself in two evening serials in Iran so far.

Mehdi Monajati wants National Team success


PLDC - Mehdi Monajati, ex head coach of the Iranian National Youth Team has much to say about the recent victories and successes of the Iranian National Youth Team in the 14th Asian Games in Busan.

Shooters first defeated Iranian group in Busan


PLDC - The first Iranian group to become disqualified in the preliminary stage of 14th Asian games in Busan was the Iranian shooting team.

Hejazi pessimistic about Iran


PLDC - In their second match in the 14th Asian games in Pusan, Iran defeated Lebanon with the score of 2-0.

Ivancovic comments on Lebanon game


PLDC - According to Branco Ivancovic (after the match between Iran and Lebanon which ended as a 2-0 victory for Iran) the loss of the match by the Lebanese players was due to their weak physical condition in the second half.

14th Asian Games rankings


PLDC - The following is the present rankings of the football Teams taking part in Busan with their merits.

Esteghlal's Champions League boost


Iranian side Esteghlal gave themselves a massive confidence boost ahead of their debut appearance in Qualifying Round 3 of the inaugural AFC Champions League following their 1-0 victory over Foulad in the final of the six-team Ettehadieh (Union) Cup over the weekend.

Iran moves to top of its group in Asian Games soccer


Ali Daei and Javad Kazemeyan each scored in the second half as Iran defeated Lebanon 2-0 Tuesday to stay on top of Group E in Asian Games soccer.

Food in Busan disliked by Iranians


PLDC - The Iranian football players residing in the Olympic village at Busan are up against a food problem.
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