Iran remained the highest ranked Asian side at 32st

Iran remained the highest ranked Asian side at 32st (down 1). Japan (33, up 5) , Saudi Arabia (34, up 1), and Korea Republic (41) are the only other Asian teams in the top-50 although China, who are currently ranked 51nd (up 1), are on the verge of joining them

PFDC Exclusive: Interview with Branko Ivankovic

PFDC - Kamran Delan of PFDC has conducted an exclusive interview with the Iranian head coach Branko Ivankovic. This full audio interview is provided for our viewers below.

Plucky Zob Holds Blues

TEHRAN - Visitor Zob Ahan showed guts as it fought against the table-topper blue-clad Esteqlal to a 2-2 draw yesterday.

Sharjah dampen Al Ahli's hopes

Al Ahli were held at home to a 2-2 tie by Sharjah in the first division football league match held at Rashid stadium here yesterday. Gifted Iranian striker Ali Karimi of Al Ahli was off colour in yesterday's match.

Rezaei in Best Foreign Eleven again

PFDC - The Iranian international Rahman Rezaei who plays for the Italian Perugia in Serie-A, was once again named amongst the best foreign eleven players in Italy by soccerage website.

Reds Reject Top Berth as Held by Abu Moslem

Tehran - Pirouzi missed the chance to lead the table in the 17th week of Iran Pro League Tuesday as its clash against struggling Abu Moslem in Mashhad ended in a draw.

Venezia 0-2 Perugia (Photo)

PFDC - Perugia edged closer to avoiding relegation today with a solid 2-0 win over Venezia in the already-relegated team's home ground, the Sant'Elena stadium.

Dismal draw with Iran hands Kuwait West Asian Games gold medal (Photos)

MEF - KUWAIT CITY, April 13: Iran gave their most inspiring performance against Kuwait in the final match of the West Asian Games football tournament on Friday, but that wasn't enough as both sides contented with a goalless draw, a result securing the hosts the gold medal.

Suker quitting 1860 for Croatia swansong

Osijek coach Miroslav Blazevic has revealed he will bring 1860 Munich forward Davor Suker back to Croatia in the summer. "We have spoken about it. He is coming after the World Cup. He will start a business in the area and finish his career here," the former Croatia coach told.

Al Ahli score revenge victory over Al Wasl

Al Ahli defeated Al Wasl 2-1 in the First division football league's 16th stage here yesterday. Referee showed the red card to Al Wasl defender Ali Issa in the 62nd minute when he denied Ali Karimi a scoring chance by stopping the ball with his hands.

Kuwait take on Iran for gold medal after thrashing Palestine for 7

Kuwait have set themselves up for a West Asian Games gold medal showdown after thrashing hapless Palestine 7-0 on Wednesday. Kuwait and Iran meet on Friday in a game which will decide the football champions after Iran drew 1-1 on matchday four.

A Lie to Degrade Daei?

PFDC - An interview with Ottmar Hitzfeld, Bayern Munich's manager, published in an Iranian sports newspaper in Iran today, disturbed the Iranian football legend Ali Daei. This newspaper claimed that Hitzfeld has shown his dissatisfaction with Ali Daei when he was employed by German Champions three years ago.

A dilemma for Iranian traditional coaches

PFDC - The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) announced a memorandum to all Iranian clubs who participate in the Iranian Pro-league (IPL) as a reminder of the rules and regulations which requires all the coaches to have C or B licenses approved by the AFC in order for the clubs to stay in the IPL.