Kazemi: "We are placed in a touch group"

PLDC - Even though Sepahan has been drawn into a difficult group, this type of grouping has its own benefits.

Hashemian Fires Bochum to Victory Over Eintracht

Mehr News – Iranian striker Vahid Hashemian scored his 10th goal of the season to inspire VfL Bochum to a 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt Saturday.

AFC Decreases Iran’s Fan Ban to One Match

Mehr News – The Asian Football Confederation has reduced the penalty it imposed on Iran from three to one national match in an empty stadium Friday.

Zob Ahan Celebrates IPL Midseason Title Despite Defeat

Mehr News – Zob Ahan stood top in the table of the third Iran Pro League on 25 points in the midseason although it lost in the 13th week in Mashhad, capital of northeastern Khorassan Province, on Friday.

Tough AFC Champions League draw for BEC

AFC - AFC Champions League 2002/3 runners-up BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand will have their work cut out if they hope to return to the final again in the upcoming season.

Daei and Golmohammadi's situation is not yet clear

PLDC - It is not yet known whether Daei and Golmohamamdi will fully recover to play against Foolad.

Mahdavikia named AFC Player of the Year

AFC - IRAN international forward Mehdi Mahdavikia was named the AFC Player of the Year for 2003 on Wednesday, becoming the third player from his country to claim the honour since it was inaugurated in 1994.

Iran win Asian qualifier vs N.Korea

IRIB - The Asian Football Confederation has announced Iran as the 3-0 winner of the second-leg Asian Qualifier against North Korea.

Dadkan selected as AFC's special representative in FIFA

PLDC - Mohammad Dadkan, has been introduced to FIFA as AFC representative for the 'national associations' affairs.

"Biggest honour of my career": Mahdavikia

AFC - IRAN international star Mehdi Mahdavikia described winning the 2003 AFC Player of the Year award as a dream come true after being crowned the continent's best footballer on Wednesday.

Iran to Play Three Home Matches in Fan-Free Stadium: AFC

Mehr News – Iran was banned from playing in front of home fans in its three future international games, announced the Asian Football Confederation Wednesday.

Branko: "We are placed in the toughest WC qualifying group."

PLDC - Even though I think we have a tough group, I believe we have a good chance of progressing. Branko Ivankovich, the national team coach also said: "It is the hardest group, but we have the upper hand and will hopefully make it to the next round of the qualifiers."

Preliminary Round for 2006 World Cup

Mehr News - Draw for the preliminary qualification round for the 2006 World Cup made in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday: