“FIFA the sole party to assess the Qatari affair”: Bin-Hammam

MiddleeastFootball - Three weeks of silence finally ended on Monday when AFC chief voiced his position regarding Qatari plans to naturalize foreign players.

Indra aims to make amends after drubbing by Iran

TheStar - The nightmare of being totally outclassed by Iran two weeks ago in the opening match of the pre-Olympic Asia Group A football match at the MPPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya here still haunts national Under-23 midfielder Indra Putra Mahayuddin.

Ansarifard: "We will not repeat the bitter experience of 2000. we will take responsibility for the Futsal team's results."

PLDC - The Iranian national Futsal team's Head Coach told our reporter: "So far and up to this point before our trip to Portugal, we have had our trainings in a well planned manner, and we only had difficulty confirming some of our scheduling with the Portuguese due to the end of the week holidays in Portugal.

Iran Says No to Female 'Red Devils'

Chosun - The Iranian government told the Korea Football Association last week that the 'Red Devils' -- Korea's enthusiastic football booster club -- would not be allowed entrance into Tehran's Azadi Stadium for the final Olympic qualifying match on Mar. 17.

Safae Farahani to work as an adviser to IFFPLDC - Mr. Safaee Farahani , the former IFF President will soon join IFF as an adviser.

PLDC - Mr. Safaee Farahani , the former IFF President will soon join IFF as an adviser.

Perspolis starts negotiations with Dinozof and Arigo Sachi

PLDC - Even though Mr. Ghamkhar has said that Begovich will stay as Perspolis's Head Coach for next season, it seems as if there will be another foreign coach coming for Perspolis.

Rummenigge Blasts Qatar Recruits

Soccer365 - Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has lashed out at transfer target Dede, as well as Bundesliga top scorer Ailton, for flirting with the idea of becoming international football mercenaries for Qatar.

Bochum`s Hashemian to return into starting line-up

IRNA - VfL Bochum`s Iranian striker Vahid Hashemian is scheduled to return into the starting line-up of his team for Sunday`s home match against Borussia Moenchengladbach after having his nose broken during a vicious assault by former team-mate Sunday Oliseh, the press reported Thursday.

Ivankovic Calls Up 26

Mehr News – Iran’s Croat football manager Branco Ivankovic Wednesday summoned 26 players to attend national training camp.

Sacked Oliseh gets Nigeria lifeline

AFP - Former Nigeria skipper Sunday Oliseh, fired by German club VfL Bochum, will be given a chance to return to his country's team, according to coach Christian Chukwu.

Iranians Majidi, Karimi and Nikbakht shine in UAE

MiddleeastFootball - Iran international marksman Farhad Majidi brought his tally to 7 goals in 6 league matches when he netted on three occasions after 20, 64 and 76 minutes, respectively, to steer Al-Wasl to a thrashing 4-1 home victory over minnows Al-Ittihad.

Qatar plans anger Fifa

BBC - Qatar are heading for a showdown with Fifa president Sepp Blatter over plans to naturalise three Brazilian players. The Qatari FA confirmed the trio, who all play for German clubs, would receive citizenship within a week.

Desailly in new Qatar link

Itv-football - Marcel Desailly could be set to end his career in Qatar after their national team coach Philippe Troussier revealed that the Chelsea defender was in the country recently.