Hashemian strike saves Bochum

AFC- IRANIAN striker Vahid Hashemian struck his 11th goal of the German Bundesliga season as VFL Bochum drew 2-2 at Hannover on Wednesday to remain firmly in the hunt for UEFA Cup qualification.

Mahdavikia Ponders Summer Move

Soccer365- Hamburg winger extraordinaire Mehdi Mahdavikia has conceded that he may opt not to renew his expiring contract if the club fail to achieve European football for next season.

Hamburg set deadline for Mahdavikia

IRIB - German first division football club Hamburger SV has issued an ultimatum to its Iranian striker Mehdi Mahdavikia to accept the club's final offer, news reports quoted Hamburg team manager Dietmar Beiersdorfer as saying Friday.

Ansarian joins Saipa by a six month contract

PLDC - Saipa team management announced yesterday that Ali Ansarian, the former Perspolis defender who has been recognized as a free agent by IFF, has joined Saipa after signing a six-month contract.

Iran seven spots up in latest FIFA rankings

IRNA - Iran leaped seven places in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world soccer`s governing body Monday.

IFF, giant sponsor Iranol put pen on paper

IRNA - Iran's Football Federation and the oil company Iranol, as the sponsor of national teams, signed a contract here Sunday.

Ghamkhar: "We will not allow Ansarian to go to Esteghlal."

PLDC - Even though Ansarian has just recently met with Esteghlal officials and agreed with them, Akbar Gkamkhar has denied the fact that Ansarian will go to Esteghlal.

Iran`s Esteqlal to play friendly against Stuttgart: official

IRNA - Esteqlal of Tehran will play a friendly against the top German side Stuttgart, said an Esteqlal official Saturday.

Shamoushak announced 3-0 loser, Abu Moslem one step up

IRNA - Iran`s Football Federation Saturday announced the promoted Shamoushak of northern city Noshahr has lost 3-0 due to its refusal to meet Abu Moslem in Mashhad on November 30.

Iran's Doroudgar Named Asian Futsal Committee Veep

Mehr News - Iranian futsal chief Sadeq Doroudgar was named as the vice-president of the Asian Futsal Committee Friday.

Hashemian not to join national team

IRIB - VFL Bochum striker Vahid Hashemian will decline an invitation by Iran's head coach Branco Ivancovic to rejoin the national team, the daily Frankfurter Rundschau said Saturday.

North Korea gets one-year regional ban

CNN - North Korea has been banned for a year and fined more than $8,000 for disrupting Asian Cup qualifying matches, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said Friday.

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.