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Blazevic fury at 'negative' Croatia tactics

Former Croatia coach Miroslav Blazevic has slammed the tactics of current boss Mirko Jozic, claiming that his negative approach gifted Mexico a 1-0 win on Monday.

Azadi Stadium Under Repair

PFDC - The biggest stadium in Asia, the Azadi stadium of Tehran, Iran which takes a little over 100,000 people, has started its construction after the end of the Iran Pro League (IPL).

Some News Regarding Iranian Soccer

PLDC - Ali Samereh, the Iranian National and Perugia player has said that he will probably go back to playing for Esteghlal next year. In a television interview he stated, "There is only one month left on my Perugia contract but no one has spoken to me about extending it so after my contract runs out I plan to speak with the officials of Esteghlal to try play for them again."

40 Players Announced for Asian Games in Posan

PLDC - The Iranian head coach Ivankovic announced the list of the 40 players for Posan Asian Cup.

Karimi scored two goals for Ahli

Al Nasr demolished Ahli Fujairah 8-1 and qualified for the semifinals of the President's Cup. They will meet arch rivals Al Ahli, who also qualified for the semis after defeating Emarat club 3-1. Al Nasr dominated the match at Sharjah stadium from the word go with continuous attacks against the weak Fujairah defence. Moroccan striker Ahmed Bahja, Qazim Ali and Issa Juma lost many scoring chances. Osman Rabie scored for Ahli Fujairah against the run of play in the 20 minute with a right-footer from outside the penalty area.

Esteqlal through to semis

Esteqlal of Tehran cruised into the semifinals of Iran's soccer league as it beat the Isfahan-based Zob Ahan Sunday.

Pour-Heidari still blue -- this time technical manager

Managing director of Tehran's Esteqlal announced Friday that Mansour Pour-Heidari stays among blues and works as a technical manager.

Enayati crowned Iran League's first 'Mr Goal'

Abu Moslem striker Reza Enayati is delighted with his 'Mr Goal' accolade, awarded to the top scorer of Iran's recently concluded Professional League, won by Pirouzi.

Asia's World Cup golden goals

It was the shot that reverberated around the football world, the goal that placed Asia on the World Cup map. As South Korea, Japan, China and Saudi Arabia prepare to represent the region in the 2002 tournament, Pak Do-ik's famous strike which put North Korea into the quarter-finals of the 1966 World Cup and sent Italy home to a rotten tomato reception at Rome airport remains the high point of Asian teams endeavours in the finals.

Al Ahli whip Sharjah in President's Cup

Al Ahli whipped Sharjah 4-1 in the President's Cup prequarterfinals at Al Maktoum stadium in Dubai yesterday. Al Ahli qualified to the quarters and will meet Emarat next Sunday. Iranian gifted striker Ali Karimi was the hero for Al Ahli who scored a hat trick and made Sharjah defence look helpless.

Parvin surprised by Pirouzi success

Pirouzi coach Ali Parvin admitted that he didn't think Pirouzi would win the Iran Professional League on Tuesday night, saying that he believed Esteghlal would get the points they required against Malavan Anzali.

Esteghlal's Next Move

PLDC - Last night, Mansoor Pourheidari, Head Coach of Esteghlal of Tehran, after the bad luck his team experienced in trying to become IPL Champion resigned leaving Esteghlal in the hands of Amir Ghalenoei.

Iran wins friendly against Kuwait

National soccer squad of Iran hammered Kuwait 3-1 Thursday in a friendly in front of over six thousand Iranian spectators, who outnumbered Kuwaitis here.