Former British manager of Iran's national soccer team joins Bam appeal

IRNA - Former British manager of the Iran's national football team, Frank O'Farrell, added his voice Thursday to the international appeal following last week's devastating earthquake in the historic city of Bam, IRNA reported from London.

Mahdavikia Says Iranian Nation Paragon of Humanity for World

Mehr News - Asian Player of the Year 2003, Mahdi Mahdavikia, Monday said the Iranian nation is the model of humanity for the world.

Top three win in Iran

AFC - THERE were no changes at the top of the Iranian Premier League standings after the latest round of matches as leaders Pas, second-placed Zob Ahan and third-placed Esteghlal all recorded victories.

Qassempour rejects Tractor coaching job

IRNA - Ebrahim Qassempour avoided starting his work at Tractor Sazi football club of Tabriz, capital of East Azarbaijan province, as the manager Sunday.

Iran's Football Federation to Hold Fund-Raising Matches

Mehr News - Iran's Football Federation Saturday postponed the 16th-week matches of the third Pro League to hold fund-raising friendlies in favor of quake victims in Bam, the southeastern Kerman Province.

IPL fixtures for 16th-18th weeks

IRNA - Fixtures for the 15th-18th weeks of the third Iran Pro League:

Amir Ghalenoe:"I will not let these kind of thing to happen again."

PLDC - Esteghlal's Head Coach, in an interview told reporters: "The issue regarding Hamedani and the game against Pas will be solved and we will not let these things happen again, as an example, I had to deal with a similar situation with Nikbakht, which I benched him for 30 minutes against Paykan, but when he came into the field, he played one of his best games."

Tractor Sazi sacks Romanian coach, appoints Qassempour

IRNA - Tractor Sazi of Tabriz, capital of East Azarbaijan Province, fired Romanian coach Vasile Ioan Godja and signed Ebrahim Qassempour as the new manager Tuesday.

Hashemian Says Forgot National Side Two Years Ago

Mehr News- Iranian striker of VfL Bochum, Vahid Hashemian, here Friday said he decided to pull out of the national team two years ago.

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.