Iran move through in Asian Olympic qualifying

AFC - The Football Association of Maldives have refrained from traveling to Iran for their 2004 Athens Olympic Asian Qualifying Round One because of the security situation in neighboring Iraq.

Jalali: Iran's youth soccer squad to play in Italy

IRNA - Head Coach Majid Jalali said on Saturday that his youth side comprising 18 players will play in an international football event in Italy.

Dadkan in FIFA

FIFA - The FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter played host today to the Iran Football Federation represented by its President, Dr Mohammad Dadgan (left) and by Mr. Ahmid Reza Asefi (right - member of the Iranian Federation board).

Iraq war prompts Maldives to cancel Iran trip

IRNA - The Maldives announced on Tuesday that it will not dispatch its under-23 football team to Iran, said Public Relations Office of Iran's Football Federation.

Al Ahli aim to take Weah on loan for President's Cup - Weah to replace Kazemian

AFC - It was reported on Gulf News that 1995 World Player of the Year George Weah, currently on the end of his two-year contract with Al Jazira, may move to Al Ahli on loan for the rest of the season.

Malavan invincible at home, Esteqlal extends drought

IRNA - Malavan, still in relegation zone, has recently turned into an undefeatable side at home. In the 18th week of Iran Pro League (IPL) held on Monday in this northern port city, Malavan held the trouble-hit Esteqlal of Tehran to a goalless draw.

Iran's football boss due in Switzerland

IRNA - President of Iran's Football Federation (IFF), Mohammad Daadkan, will leave here for Switzerland on April 9. The IFF supremo is making the tour at the invitation of Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA, the world's football governing body.

Kazemi: “Some people do not want Sepahan to become the champion. Our team is being effected by instability.”

PLDC - Farhad Kazemi the Head Coach of Sepahan Football team told reporters that despite losses against Malavan and Foolad Ahvaz, Sepahan is still the number one candidate to win the league this year.

Mehdi unfazed by United rumours

PlanetFootball - IRANIAN international Mehdi Mahdavikia has played down speculation in the German press that he would replace David Beckham at Manchester United, should the England skipper decide to leave Old Trafford.

Entezari gives reds first New Year win over Abu Moslem

IRNA - Persepolis celebrated the new Iranian year with a victory in the 18th week of Iran Pro League (IPL) over visitor Abu Moslem on Sunday with the sole goal of the match struck by striker Sohrab Entezari.

Abdollahi talks about Esteghlal’s internal proceedings. The role of the managing director will increase.

PLDC - The popular Tehrani clubs, Perspolis and Esteghlal have always been good candidates for getting into side issues, and considering their unsuccessful run in the Asian Club Championship, have lead both teams into going through transformations.

IPL 19th-24th weeks fixtures announced

IRNA - Public Relations Office of Iran Pro League (IPL) Organization announced the fixtures of the 19th to 24th weeks on Saturday.

Qayeqran commemorated in his fifth death anniversary

IRNA - Late captain of Iran's soccer squad, Sirous Qayeqran, and his son Rastin were commemorated in their death anniversary here on Friday.