Ali Karimi: "I am under physicians care due to Injury. I will introduce my new team by next week."

PLDC - Ali Karimi, Al-Ahli club's striker will go back to Dubai to negotiate with the club management. Ali Karimi told our reporter: "I have came back to Tehran to take care of some personal business and right now I am under physicians care due to my injury.

Kazemian: "Playing in Germany is my first choice. If I stay in Iran, I prefer to play for Saipa."

PLDC - After his return to Iran, Javad Kazemian, Saipa's striker talked about his possible move to Germany."

The presence of ladies with their families in the stadium for the Perspolis-Esteghlal derby will NOT be allowed!

PLDC - The director of the public relations of IFF told reporters that so far there has been no serious talks regarding allowing ladies in the stadium for the Perspolis-Esteghlal match and so no female will be allowed in the stadium for this match.

Saipa's public relations committee announced: "There will be no changes made in Saipa's technical staff and management."

PLDC - The public relations of Saipa announced that there are no plans to make any changes in the technical staff of the team and Mr. Giovanni May will stay 'till the end of his contract.

LG Cup: Champions Iran Arrives Today

AllAfrica - Champions of the LG Cup Iran are expected to arrive Nigeria, this evening ahead of the competition, which kicks off Friday in Abuja.

Iran To Appoint Portuguese National Antonio Oliveira as new Head Coach

MEF - Iranian Football Federation has made an official approach to sign Antonio Oliveira as the next head coach of the Iranian National Football Team.

LG Cup: Ansah Returns for Eagles

Lagos - Long time Leventis United safe hands Edward Ansah is back in Nigeria as part of the Black Stars out to prevent the Super Eagles from winning the LG Cup which kicks off tomorrow in Abuja.

Iran named AFC "Futsal Team of the Year 2002"

IRNA - Iran has been named the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) "Futsal Team of the Year 2002".

Pourheydari: "Losing or winning against Perspolis does not matter much."

PLDC - Mansour Pourheydari told reporters that he has not yet decided on leaving Esteghlal and described the current situation of the team as satisfactory.

Futsal: Iran in comfort zone

IRNA - Instead of the current European Champion Italy, Iran have found themselves lumped together in Group D with Uzbekistan and England in prestigious US dlrs 150,000 futsal tourney, the Kuala Lumpur (KL) World 5s futsal tournament, which will be held at the Putra Stadium about 40 km from here from June 3-8.

Mahdavikia voted Hamburg's Player of Season

AFC - IRAN'S Mehdi Mahdavikia was voted Hamburg SV Player of the 2002/2003 season after a superb 12 months where he not only topped the assist charts in Germany, but also in process played a big role in steering Hamburg to an UEFA Cup place next season.

IFF: "Nasser Shirdel will be suspended for two weeks and he is fined two million Rials."

PLDC - Nasser Shirdel, Peykan player ,will be out for suspension for 2 weeks and will be fined two million Rials.

PLDC - Hamid Derakhshan:"I have not had any talks regarding coaching Mashinsazi yet."

PLDC - So far I have had few offers from some Tehrani and Shahrestani teams and I will make the final decision by studying all these offers carefully."