Hamburg's Mahdavikia says back injury not serious


IRNA - Hamburger SV's Iranian international striker Mehdi Mahdavikia said Monday that his back injury, which he suffered during his team's 1-0 weekend win against Borussia Moenchengladbach, was not serious.

Kaabi, “Fans threw stones at us”


PLDC - Hossien Kaabi, the midfield player of Foolad Khouzestan, is popular with the club head coach, Vinco Begovic. He spoke about the week one match between Foolad and Esteghlal of Ahvaz which ended with the 2-1 victory of Foolad, “It was not a good game.

Persepolis low on spirits


PLDC - According to Mahmood Khordbin, Perespolis of Tehran team supervisor, the pressure of the unexpected murder of the wife of Naser Mohammadkhani (club coach) has affected the players drastically and has brought their spirits to an all time low.

Zolfagharnasab, “Zob Ahan defended well”


PLDC - According to the head coach of Peykan (Bijhan Zolfagharnasab), in the first week Professional League match between Zob Ahan and Peykan, which ended as a 0-0 draw, the performances of the teams were not good and the reason for it was that it had been the first week of the games.

Ali Daei, George Weah and Moroccan Al-Afawi star in UAE league opener


MEF - some significant results were recorded in the opening week of the United Arab Emirates league championship, with foreign players claiming the limelight as expected.

Player list of Professional League clubs


PLDC - The following is the list of players who have at present joined the 14 Iranian Professional league clubs for the new 2002-2003 season.

Azizi against goodbye match for self


PLDC - Khodadad Azizi, Pas striker (who is refusing to pay for the National Team anymore), has announced his retirement from the National Team formally.

Ivancovic set to go to Athens


PLDC - The final formal post match interview with Branco Ivnacovic took place on Saturday, 19th October, at the new Football Federation head quarters.

Samereh, “Koch did his thing”


PLDC -Ali Samereh, Esteghlal striker, scored one of the goals for his team in the first week of the Iranian Professional League against Pas (score: Esteghal 3 – Pas 1). His goal was so professional that it was compared to the goals scored by the Italian professionals.

Fajr Shiraz tops week one table


PLDC - Fajr Shahid Sepassi of Shiraz played away to Malavan Bandar Anzali and gave the League teams food for thought by defeating their hosts with the score of 4-0 in the first week of the Professional League matches.

Footsal Team leaves for Indonesia


PLDC - The Iranian National Footsal Team will leave Iran today at 10:30 a.m. for Jakarta, Indonesia with the intention of taking part in the Asian Footsal Indoor tournament.

S Korean coach Park Hang-seo fired after Asian Games loss


South Korea coach Park Hang-seo has been fired following his team's loss to Iran in the Busan Asian Games semi-finals this month.

The Predicament of Iranian Football


PLDC - Firstly I would like to congratulate the National team on there success in the Asian Games. But I am unfortunately going to be rather pessimistic in this article as I do not want the Victory in Busan to cover up the problems in Iranian football.
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