Esteqlal edges Faraz


IRNA - Visitor Esteqlal humbled Faraz here Tuesday in the second-leg match of League Cup. Esteqlal of Tehran netted in the 83rd minute to beat the Qom-based Faraz 1-0 in Shahid Heidarian Stadium.

Al Shaab shock Al Wasl - Hamed and farhad Played


Gulf News - Al Shaab blanked Al Wasl 3-0 in a dazzling performance at the Al Wasl stadium in Zaabil in the First division football league last night.

Iran, Italy will play futsal on Jan 14


IRNA - The indoor football teams of Iran and Italy will play their first friendly in the 12,000-seater hall of Azadi Sports Complex, 10 km west of Tehran, on January 14. The four-time Asian champion, Iran, is preparing for the Asian Futsal Championships to be held in Japan in August 2003. Iran and Italy are to play their second friendly on Wednesday, January 15.

Esteqlal, Persepolis fight to 1-1 draw


IRNA - Esteqlal and Persepolis tied 1-1 in the 11th week of second Iran Pro League (IPL) in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province, on Friday.

Statistical analysis of Perspolis-Esteghlal Matches (Farsi)


PLDC- You may read Statistical analysis of Perspolis-Esteghlal Matches in Farsi.

Samereh scores earliest goal of Esteqlal-Persepolis matches


IRNA - Striker Ali Samereh Friday scored the fastest goal in the history of Esteqlal-Persepolis matches. Before over 60,000 spectators in Yadegar-e Imam Stadium of Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province, Esteqlal forward Samereh stole the ball following a blunder from Persepolis full-back Yahya Golmohammadi, slotting home in the first minute.

Iranian coach and Nigerian players for the Kancils


MALACCA - The Malacca FA are expected to sign on Iranian coach Bahman Foroutan and two Nigerian pros for their Premier I challenge kicking off next month.

News about Persepolis Esteghlal match


IRNA - Homayoun Shahrokhi, head coach of Iran's national soccer squad, who will watch Pas-Abu Moslem match on Thursday in Mashhad will return to Tehran to go on to Tabriz with his assistant Hossein Faraki on Friday, to watch the Persepolis-Esteghlal derby.

Iranian football club admits female fans


BBC - An Iranian football club has allowed female fans to watch a men's match for the first time in years. A small group of women were admitted to the Iran Khodro stadium in the capital Tehran on Thursday, to see a first division match involving the hosts Paykan.

Asian champion Iran, among 12 teams to compete in world futsal


IRNA - The Asian four-time futsal champion Iran will compete among 12 countries in the Kuala Lumpur World Fives championship, which is scheduled to be held from June 3 to 6.

Bottom-placed Esteqlal of Ahvaz stuns IPL leader Sepahan


IRNA - Bottom-placed Esteqlal of Ahvaz, who is under the spell of relegation, did a Herculean task here Thursday as it ended the winning streak of Iran Pro League (IPL) leader Sepahan of Isfahan.

Bashagerdi : Pourheidari is still the head coach of Sanat Naft. Misunderstandings will be solved by talking.


PLDC - The managing director of Sanat Naft club with hoping to Mansoor Pourheidari's return said "Naft club should make decision about him". He said: maybe Pourheidari has misunderstood some issues that will be solved by talking.

Football greats ask fans to respect rival team


IRNA - Four football greats of Iran have asked the fans of Persepolis and Esteqlal to support their favorite teams in Friday's match between the two sides of capital of East Azarbaijan province of Tabriz.
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