Iran climbs to 3rd of Asia

PLDC - According to the latest rankings by FIFA (as of 24/10/2002), Iran now stands 32nd in the world with 636 points, which is a position shared by Ecuador who is at present above Iran, and is the third to team of Asia just behind Japan in second and Korea in first place.

Parvin, We are ready to win

PLDC - The head coach of Persepolis of Tehran, Ali Parvin, commented on team conditions on Wednesday 23/10/2002, before the match against Peykan on Friday, 25/10/2002.

Pas defeats Malavan with 2 goals

PLDC - The first match in the second week of the Iranian Professional League, between Pas and Malavan took place on Thursday, 24/10/2002 which was won by Pas with the score of 2-0.

Iran 5 Uzbekistan 0

JAKARTA: Malaysia got off to a winning start in the fourth Asian Football Confederation’s futsal (five-a-side) tournament yesterday, edging Taiwan 7-6 in a Group B match at the Istora Senayan Stadium here. 

Schedule of League

PLDC - The following is the schedule of League for the new 2002-2003 season.

Iran to vie AFC under-14 tournament

Kuala Lumpur - Iran will compete in the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) under-14 football festival, which will be held in Oman from Jan 25-30.

Halali, “Out of Tehran teams not well off”

PLDC - Esmaiel Halali, Sanat Naft of Abadan new addition, is very prepared and commented about his team and various matters in a recent press interview, “I am training well and doing everything to synchronize myself with the rest of the team.

Khanmohammadi, “We’ll keep people happy”

PLDC - Persepolis received three points in their week one Professional League match against Bargh Shiraz, despite the fact that in the opinion of the club’s officials and other experts the team did not perform all that well.

Begovic probable Ivancovic replacement

PLDC - According to the Iranian Football Federation, if for any reason Branco Ivancovic cannot be available as the head coach of the Iranian National Teams he will immediately be replaced by Vingo Begovic, Foolad Khouzestan head coach.

Mobali to enlist in the army

PLDC - Iman Mobali (Iranian National Team and Foolad Khuzestan midfield player) is now a recruit who must enlist as a soldier and he has so far not found a solution to this problem.

Dubai’s Al-Shabab land third Iranian bird

MEF - Trying to fill the gap of unfit striker Ali Daei, Al-Shabab have signed a two-month contract with his Iranian national team mate Javad Kazemian, this has been announced on Tuesday here in Dubai.

Government must pay more attention to football

PLDC - Mr. Mohammad Dadkan (Head of the Iranian Football Federation) was interviewed by the monthly AFC magazine in September. Dadkan expressed the following views about football in Iran, “The greatest problem of Football in Iran is the lack of sports complexes.

Hashemian scores as Bochum wins

PFDC - Iranian forward Vahid Hashemian scored his third goal of the season in German Bundesliga, as his team VFL Bochum defeated VFL Wolfsburg by 4-2. Hashemian, who was subbed in after 65 minutes, played a very good match.