Pas's middle fielder: "A draw would be the best possible result for us."

PLDC - A draw between Perspolis and Esteghlal is the best possible result for Pas, according to Pas's middle fielder.

Red and blue fly the colors

IRNA - No matter the non-Tehrani sides have developed and will represent Iran in the Asian club events, the big Persepolis-Esteqlal derby is something else.

Hamburg hero's Asian acclaim

UEFA - At the age of 16, Mehdi Mahdavikia was a promising youngster who happily underwent a strict daily training regime at Iranian club Pirouzi Tehran. A decade on, he has just signed a deal with Hamburger SV that makes the 2003 Asian Player of the Year one of the Bundesliga's best-paid stars.

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.

Branko: "I think differently than Hashemian. FIFA will decide about Zandi."

PLDC - In a press conference, Branko Ivankovich, the Iranian national team Head Coach told reporters: "My trip to Germany was overall very useful as besides watching the Stuttgart-Esteghlal game, I talked to Zandi, Hashemian and Mahdavikia and their club managers."

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.