Iran Olympic Football team to leave for China on Thursday.


PLDC - It is reported after a three day camp in the national football team's camp in Tehran, the Iranian Olympic Football team will leave Tehran to Bouhan, a city 300 Kilometers away from Beijing, and will face the Chinese Olympic squat on Saturday, March 27th.

Koreans edge closer to Athens


AFC - Korea Republic continued their march towards a fifth consecutive appearance in the Men's Olympic Football tournament as they edged to a narrow win over Malaysia in Group A of the Asian Football Qualifers 2004.

BOCHUM MISS CHANCE TO CLOSE ON EUROPE - Hashemian Scored


Sportinglife- Czech striker Vratislav Lokvenc scored twice in the second half as Kaiserslautern battled back from two goals down to claim a point against Bochum.

Olympic team training will resume on March 23rd. MayeliKohan: "I hope in China we won't face the problems we faced against Korea."


PLDC - The Olympic Football team of Iran will resume training in the usual national team camp with 22 players. In regards to the players that are not present in the upcoming camp, MayeliKohan said: "In this session, we will not have Madanchi because he is suspended due to picking up his second yellow card, and Kazemian will also most likely miss the camp and the game against china due to his brother's death."

Malaysia scores surprise win in pre-Olympic football meet


Thestar - Malaysia pulled off a major surprise in the pre-Olympic Asian Finals football campaign in Group A when they fought from a goal down to hold fancied China to a 1-1 draw at the Wuhan Stadium here Saurday night.

Tehran battle was won on wit: Kim


AFC - KOREA Olympic coach Kim Ho-kun said his team had played their Group A qualifying match against Iran according to his instructions, adding their in depth knowledge of the Persians as the key behind their 1-0 away success.

Rezaeian: "We are willing to bring Begovich back to Foolad. Next year is the year to see Foolad."


PLDC - No one can deny the days of success that Begovich experienced in Foolad, but since the Croat coach end it up in Perspolis, he might have perhaps wished that he could bring those days back in Foolad.

Dede abandons plan to join Qatar


IRIB - Brazilian midfielder Dede has abandoned plans to become a "football mercenary" for the Qatari national team, after his Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund objected strongly to the move, the media reported here Wednesday.

Iran moves up on FIFA ranking table


IRIB - Tehran, March 17 - Iran moved up seven places in the latest rankings issued by the world soccer's governing body, FIFA, Wednesday.

Lee puts Koreans in control


AFC - Lee Chun-soo fired in the only goal as Korea Republic took a big step towards qualification for their fifth consecutive Olympic football finals with a crucial 1-0 away victory over Iran on Wednesday.

Elusive Majidi on the romp, again


MiddleeastFootball - Iranian prolific striker Farhad Majidi netted 7 minutes in each half to steer Al-Wasl to a solid 3-1 victory away to struggling Al-Emirates, the closing day of the 7th Week of league action here in the United Arab Emirates.

Olympic Soccer Team: “No More Tehran Curse”


Donga - Korea’s national soccer team has traditionally overwhelmed this team with seven wins, three ties and six losses. Its Olympics team has also outperformed this team with one win and one tie. However, Korea has never won a single game against Iran in Tehran.

No remorse for coaching Qatar: Troussier


MiddleeastFootball - Seven months after being appointed as head coach of Qatar national team, French Philippe Troussier looks quite satisfied with the work done at the helm of the side.
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