Insipid Zob-Al Riffa Game Ends in Goalless Draw

Mehr News – Zob Ahan of Iran and Bahrain’s Al Riffa fought to a vapid nil-nil tie in an AFC Champions League match in Manama Wednesday night.

Bundesliga top scorer Ailton contemplates Qatari Naturalization: ‘Bild’ magazine

MiddleeastFootball - Werder Bremen Brazilian striker Ailton revealed he is assessing the possibility of accepting Qatar naturalization, talking to German weekly magazine ‘Bild’.

Khatib saves Arabi blushes

AFC - Kuwaiti outfit Al Arabi needed a stupendous Feras Al Khatib 84th minute free-kick to save the team's blushes as Sepahan earned a creditable 2-2 draw in an AFC Champions League Group D match in Kuwait City.

Imperial Al-Ittihad thrash Neftshi 3-1, top Group B as Sepahan are held by Kuwait’s Al-Arabi

MiddleeastFootball - Syria international striker Firas Al-Khatib netted a dramatic equalizer, 6 minutes from time, to earn his side Al-Arabi a worthy 2-2 home draw against Iran outfits Sepahan in Tuesday’s Group B fixture of the Asian Champions’ League held in front of 7.000 fans her in Kuwait City.

Saket: "We have not received an official letter from AFC that could ban Kazemi. Al-Arabi is not cooperating with us in issuing visas for our fans."

PLDC - Regarding Kazemi's behavior in the match against Neftchi and the fourth referee's decision to red card him, Mr. Saket, Sepahan club's managing director told our reporter that AFC has not send us a letter concerning Kazemi.

Esteghlal confirm Vahedinikbakht fee

AFC - Senior officials at Esteghlal have reiterated that Iran international Alireza Vahedinikbakht has joined Al Wasl in a US$200,000 deal and not the higher sums that have been circulating in the Iranian and Asian sports media.

Farhad Majidi’s winner lifts Al-Wasl - Al-Wasl needed to call on their experience, abut also the opportunism of Iranian clinical finisher Farhad Majidi, to finally dismiss Al-Sha’ab 1-0 at home on Monday, the closing day of the 4th Week of league action here in the United Arab Emirates.

Sepahan - Al-Arabi pre-match report

PFDC - The yellow clad team of Sepahan left for Kuwait for their 2nd Champions League match following an overnight stay in Tehran's Olympic Hotel.

Zob Ahan - Al-Riffa pre-match report

PFDC - Zob Ahan of Esfehan will be leaving for Bahrain on Sunday to play its second game in the Asian Champions League. In its first game Zob Ahan managed to defeat a strong opponent in Pakhtakor by a single goal.

Pakistan football team to tour Iran next week

FootballPakistan - Pakistan’s SAF Games-select football team will embark upon Iran’s tour next week to play four matches against different teams in its build-up for the mega event.

Iran U23 game against Pakistan canceled

PLDC - It was reported by the IFF yesterday that the friendly match between Iran's Olympic team against the Pakistani U-23 that was scheduled to take place on February 22nd was canceled.

Incorrigible Troussier on his guns

MiddleeastFootball - Only few days after creating havoc here in Qatar following claims that the local FA is contemplating naturalizing foreign players, French manager Philippe Troussier has a different version backing his position.

Troussier counts on empty terraces against Iran tomorrow

MEF - Qatar manager Philippe Troussier believes playing behind closed doors against Iran on Wednesday will have a negative impact on the hoe side, as Qatar take on the Gulf giants in World Cup Asian zone Group A qualifiers.