Pegah Soccer Team Departs for Turkey

MehrNews – Pegah soccer team of northern Gilan Province left for Turkey Monday to hold a nine-day training camp.

Al Ahli leave for Italy on two-part training camp

Gulf News - The Al Ahli Club's senior and reserve football teams left for Italy on a 25-day training camp to prepare for the new season.

Hashemi-Nassab Moves to Pas

MehrNews – Mahdi Hashemi-Nassab joined Pas soccer team Tuesday.

Iraq to meet Iran in LG Cup opener

Gulf News - The Iraqi national football team will play their first match, after the recent conflict, against Iran on Wednesday in the LG Middle East and Africa Peace Cup 2003.

Daei intends to return to Iran

Tehran - The captain of the Iranian national team, Ali Daei, intends to return to his native country after 15 months playing in the United Arab Emirates with al-Shahab Dubai, local media reported Sunday.

Petrossian joins Zob Ahan

IRNA - Armenian goalkeeper Armenak Petrossian joined Zob Ahan of Isfahan, central Iran, here Saturday.

German football's new hero

Expatica - The German football season is in full swing with Iranian-born Mehdi Mahdavikia becoming the man to watch. John Bagratuni profiles the player who has been compared to Britain's David Beckham or Real Madrid ace Luis Figo.

Pashazadeh stars in Rapid win

AFC - IRAN defender Mehdi Pashazadeh (pictured in red) played a sensational match in the heart of the Rapid Vienna defence to help his side defeat fierce Austrian rivals Strum Graz 2-0, a result that kept Rapid in pole position after four games played in the 2003/2004 season.

Iran to lock horns with Iraq in quadrangular

AFC - IRAQ national team, led by their passionate East German coach Bernd Stange (pictured), left for Syria on Thursday for a three-day camp. The Middle Eastern side will then go head-to-head against fierce rivals and hosts Iran, Cameroon and Uruguay in a friendly tournament to begin next week.

Lazio overpowers Sepahan in friendly

Rome - Italy's first division Lazio outclassed Iran's Sepahan 4-1 in a warm-up at home late Wednesday.

Nikbakht to sign Fenerbahce

IRNA - Iranian midfielder Alireza Vahedi-Nikbakht will sign a contract with the Turkish club Fenerbahce in Istanbul Thursday.

Southern blues beat Nigeria in football friendly

IRNA - Esteqlal of Ahvaz, southern Iran, won a friendly against an all-star football team of Nigeria here Monday.

Ahli continue search for Karimi sidekick

AFC - THIRD placed finishers in last year's UAE season Al Ahli are convinced the lack of a second playmaker at the club had caused them the 2002/2003 title.