Iran, Pakistan to compete in football tournament


Provincial teams of Iran and Pakistan will participate in a 10-day football tournament in August this year.

Sepahan, Paykan win semifinal first legs


Two teams of Sepahan and Paykan won their first-leg semifinal matches of the league Friday.

Iran remained the highest ranked Asian side at 30th


PLDC - Iran remained the highest ranked Asian side at 30nd (up 2). Japan (32, up 1) , Saudi Arabia (34), and Korea Republic (41, up 1) are the only other Asian teams in the top-50 although China, who are currently ranked 50nd (up 1), are on the verge of joining them.

Mahdavikia out for three months


Iranian national player Mehdi Mahdavikia, who plays in the German Bundesliga with Hamburg, will be out of action for three months after undergoing surgery on his disc.

Pirouzi managing director, directorate members appointed


Advisor to the president of the Physical Education Organization (PEO) announced that the new managing director and members of boards of directors of the Pirouzi Club were officially appointed.

Pirouzi managing director, directorate members appointed


Former coach of Abu Moslem, Farhad Kazemi, got the coaching job of Sepahan's Foulad Mobarakeh as of June 8, announced the club's chairman of board of directors.

Golden goal takes Al Ahli into final


Adil Abdul Aziz was the Al Ahli hero yesterday as he scored the Golden Goal in the third minute of extra time to give them a 2-1 win over Al Nasr in a hard fought match.

Blazevic fury at 'negative' Croatia tactics


Former Croatia coach Miroslav Blazevic has slammed the tactics of current boss Mirko Jozic, claiming that his negative approach gifted Mexico a 1-0 win on Monday.

Azadi Stadium Under Repair


PFDC - The biggest stadium in Asia, the Azadi stadium of Tehran, Iran which takes a little over 100,000 people, has started its construction after the end of the Iran Pro League (IPL).

Some News Regarding Iranian Soccer


PLDC - Ali Samereh, the Iranian National and Perugia player has said that he will probably go back to playing for Esteghlal next year. In a television interview he stated, "There is only one month left on my Perugia contract but no one has spoken to me about extending it so after my contract runs out I plan to speak with the officials of Esteghlal to try play for them again."

40 Players Announced for Asian Games in Posan


PLDC - The Iranian head coach Ivankovic announced the list of the 40 players for Posan Asian Cup.

Karimi scored two goals for Ahli


Al Nasr demolished Ahli Fujairah 8-1 and qualified for the semifinals of the President's Cup. They will meet arch rivals Al Ahli, who also qualified for the semis after defeating Emarat club 3-1. Al Nasr dominated the match at Sharjah stadium from the word go with continuous attacks against the weak Fujairah defence. Moroccan striker Ahmed Bahja, Qazim Ali and Issa Juma lost many scoring chances. Osman Rabie scored for Ahli Fujairah against the run of play in the 20 minute with a right-footer from outside the penalty area.

Esteqlal through to semis


Esteqlal of Tehran cruised into the semifinals of Iran's soccer league as it beat the Isfahan-based Zob Ahan Sunday.
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