Latest poll show Iranian Futsal team as the ninth best in the world

PLDC - In the latest poll organized by an official Internet site (, the bests of Futsal in 2003 were named. Among 56 teams, Iranian national futsal team was selected as the ninth best team in the world, and Shamsaei the Iranian futsal star became ninth out of 80 contesters.

MayeliKohan: "We will not allow the national team jersey to be disrespected. Pas club must show its cooperation with us."

PLDC - MayeliKohan told reporters: "Pas's lack of cooperation with the Olympic team has forced us not use quality players such as Nosrati and Borhani."

Abu Moslem to Represent Iran in Turkmen Presidential Cup

Mehr News – Abu Moslem of Khorassan will represent Iran in a football tournament, Presidential Cup, in Turkmenistan in mid-February.

Perspolis club official: "We have not gave up on championship. We have no plan to get red of Begovich."

PLDC - Perspolis official told reporters: "The quality of the IPL has increased and no team can easily pick up points from other teams."

Three referees from UAE will judge the Sepahan-Naftchi game.

PLDC - According to a report from AFC, on 21st of Bahman, Sepahan will host Naftchi of Uzbekistan in Isfahan.

"Esteghlal will have one suspended player against Perspolis."

PLDC - It was reported that Perspolis and Esteghlal will face each other on February 2nd and the only suspended player who is not eligible to play is the Esteghlal's defender Satar Hamedani for the red card that he received against Foolad Ahvaz on week 19.

Stuttgart wins Esteghlal 3-0

IRIB - Bundesliga team of Stuttgart from Germany won the charity match against Esteghlal from Iran 3-0.

Branko Ivankovich: "Perspolis-Esteghlal Ahvaz game was an average game."

PLDC - Branko, the Iranian national team coach who watched the Perspolis's game against Esteghlal of Ahvaz in the Azadi stadium told our reporter that the game was just an average game of football by IPL standards.

Esteqlal, Stuttgart to Play Fundraising Game for Bam Quake Victims Jan. 24

Mehr News – Esteqlal of Tehran left here for Germany in the wee hours of Friday to play a charitable friendly against Stuttgart Saturday, raising fund for the quake-stricken people of Bam, southeastern Iran.

Yerevan to Teheran

UEFA - This month, two professors from Yerevan's Pedagogic University are undertaking a walk from Yerevan to the Iranian capital Tehran to highlight the football anti-racism drive.

Iran eye sixth futsal crown

AFC - IRAN will be eyeing a sixth consecutive Asian futsal crown when the World Futsal Championship Asian Qualifiers - Macau 2004 are held in the Special Administrative Region in April.

Iran Grouped With Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Cambodia, HK at Asian Futsal Meet

Mehr News - Iran was drawn with Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Hong Kong in Group A of the 6th Asian Futsal Championships in Macau Friday.

No hast in signing new contract

Berlin - Iranian striker Vahid Hashemian has ruled out early contract extension talks with VFL Bochum, the Kicker sports magazine quoted him as saying Monday.