Troussier announces his 30-player list for Iran World Cup qualifier

MEF - A preliminary 30-player list was issued today by Qatar manager Philippe Troussier, as the Gulf tiny state are gearing up themselves for their 2006 World Cup opening qualifying fixture away to Iran on February 18.

Pas of Iran defeats the Asian Club Champion runner-up by a goal

PLDC - Pas club of Iran which played a friendly game against the Thai champion who were also the runner-up of last year's ACC, defeated the hosts by a score of one-nil.

Sepahan and ZobAhan's Asian opponents will arrive on Monday

PLDC - Pakhtakur and Naftchi will arrive at Isfehan on Monday. These two teams will face the Iranian representatives on 10th and 11th of February.

Nasser FaryadShiran: "Borhani and Nosrati will join us for the Japan game."

PLDC - The coach of the national Olympic Football team of Iran told reporters: "We will use the best possible squat for the team and we will try to use all the resources available to us to advance to the Finals in Athens."

TURKEY to play Iran for Bam victims - In a meeting between the head of the Athletic Departments of Iran and Turkey, an agreement was reached for matches between national teams and/or club teams of the two countries with the proceeds going to the victims of the Bam earthquake.

Bring on Iran, says Korea Olympic coach

AFC - KOREA Republic's Olympic assistant coach Lee Sang-chul is unconvinced that his Iranian counterparts will be able to give his side a hard time when the teams meet in the final phase of the Olympic qualifiers.

Ali-Reza Nikbakht Vahedi joined Al-Wasl

PLDC - It was reported today that Ali-Reza Nikbakht Vahedi has joined the UAE club of Al-Wasl. Al-Wasl club representative who has came to Tehran last week and watched Nikbakht closely against Perspolis, signed a four months contract with this player.

Mujahed Khaziravi can now officially play for Esteghlal again

PLDC - Mujahed Khaziravi will rejoin Esteghlal for the remaining IPL games of the season.

Ivankovic calls up 25 players

PFDC - Iran's national team coach Branko Ivankovic has nominated 25 players for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Qatar on February 18. Noteable is the presence of Vfb Luebeck's midfielder Ferydoon Zandi, who was selected for the first time.

Kabei double sinks Singapore

AFC - Midfielder Hossein Kabei netted a brace of goals as Iran's Olympic side edged the Singapore national team 3-2 in an international friendly at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturday.

Sepahan's coach: "Naftchi will come in with full physical strength."

PLDC - "Sepahan has prepared for this match up and will only think of victory in the match, said Sepahan's coach Mr. Nasser PourMehdi.

ZobAhan will Camp in Kish

PLDC - ZobAhan football club, one of the two teams representing Iran in the upcoming Asian Club Championship, will camp in Kish as part of their preparation for the ACC.

Iran Olympic prepare for Singapore test

AFC - There may be a charitable element to the Iran Olympic side's friendly against the Singapore national team on Saturday evening but coach Mohammed Mayeli Kohan is treating the match very seriously as he prepares his side for their upcoming Olympic qualifying campaign.