Daei unperturbed by scoring record


AFC - IRAN skipper Ali Daei is none too concerned about emulating the scoring record of Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas.

Seven new players called for Iran clash


AFC – LEBANON temporary coach Mohammed Quweid has called up seven new players for the team’s final Asian Cup Group D qualifying match against Iran.

Sepahan Club management: "We will give Kazemi 3 weeks"


PLDC - A top official of Sepahan club told reporters yesterday following the team's loss to Esteghlal Ahvaz: "In the match against Esteghlal Ahvaz we were missing 7 or 8 key players due to injury and suspension, but despite this fact we played a decent game and only failed due to two accidental occasions, which the coaching staff can not be blamed for."

Bahrain to host international tournament


AFC - Manama – BAHRAIN will play hosts to Iran, Iraq and Egypt in December during the Bahrain International Tournament as part of their preparations for the upcoming Gulf Cup.

Ziaei appointed Peykan's football coach


IRNA - Mohammad-Hossein Ziaei, former trainer of Tabriz Tractor Sazi and Shahin, was installed as the coach of the capital's Paykan Monday.

Javad Kazemian is invited to the national team


PLDC - Javad Kazemian, Perspolis's young and talented middle fielder has once again been invited to the national team after 2 months of absence in the national team.

Referees for 10th-week matches of Iran Pro League


IRNA - Referees for the 10th-week games of the third Iran Pro League:

Daei Helps Persepolis Past Shamoushak


Mehr News- Veteran striker Ali Daei headed home a corner to give his side Persepolis a 1-0 win over Shamoushak in the 10th week of the third Iran Pro League in Noshahr, northern Mazandaran Province, Sunday.

Schalke 04 eyes Mahdavikia


IRIB - German first division football team Schalke 04 is interested in signing Hamburger SV's Iranian striker Mehdi Mahdavikia whose contract runs out next summer, the online site of the daily Bild said Friday.

Ivankovic gunning for Asian Cup title


AFC - HAVING qualified for the Asian Cup Finals to be held next year, Iran coach Branko Ivankovic has made no qualms to what he wants to achieve in China in 2004.

Bagherian: "Asadi and Aslanian have only until 23 of November."


PLDC - According to Mr. Bagherian, a top official in Perspolis club, both Asadi and Aslanian only have 'till 23 of November to decide whether they want to stay or not.

Iran book passage to China


AFC - IRAN booked their berth in the Finals of Asian Cup by defeating Lebanon 3-0 in Beirut last night (Wednesday).

Brazil top in latest FIFA rankings, Iran seven places up


IRNA - Brazil still tops the latest FIFA world rankings although the 2002 World Cup winner was held to a draw by Peru in the latest round of World Cup qualifiers.
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