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.
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."
Turks.us - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.