Nikbakht to sign Fenerbahce

IRNA - Iranian midfielder Alireza Vahedi-Nikbakht will sign a contract with the Turkish club Fenerbahce in Istanbul Thursday.

Southern blues beat Nigeria in football friendly

IRNA - Esteqlal of Ahvaz, southern Iran, won a friendly against an all-star football team of Nigeria here Monday.

Ahli continue search for Karimi sidekick

AFC - THIRD placed finishers in last year's UAE season Al Ahli are convinced the lack of a second playmaker at the club had caused them the 2002/2003 title.

Iran and Japan meet again in AFC Futsal final

AFC - IRAN and Japan will play each other in the AFC Futsal Championship final this evening (Tuesday) in a repeat of last year’s final. In yesterday’s semi-finals, the hosts and defending champions beat Kuwait, while Japan, runners-up in 2002, beat Thailand.

Fajr, Saudi u-23 tie 1-1 in Friendship Cup

IRNA - Fajr-e Sepassi of Shiraz, southern Iran, fought to a 1-1 draw against the Saudi Arabian under-23 team in the 7th Friendship Cup Monday.

Marfavi: Tabatabae is not in our list for next season.

PLDC - Abdulsamad Marfavi, Esteghlal's assistant coach told our reporter that the team trainings are going as scheduled but that they will not make any decision in regards to new players or players who want to leave 'till next week when the team resumes practice.

Ten-man Senegal wins Saudi "Friendship Cup" match against Fajr

IRNA - Al Wakra of Qatar is keen to sign a 800-thousand-dollar contract with the Iranian midfielder Yadollah Akbari, wrote Al Watan daily Thursday.

Ten-man Senegal wins Saudi

IRNA - Senegal Saturday defeated Iran's representative, Fajr-e Sepassi, in the 7th "Friendship Cup" of Saudi Arabia although it reduced to 10 men in the 23rd minute.

Mahdavikia lauds German experience

AFC - MEHDI Mahdavikia, provider of the most number of assists during the 2002/2003 Bundesliga season, has been voted the 16th top player of the league by German magazine Kicker.

Al Wasl take plane to train in Germany

Gulf News - The Al Wasl senior football team left for Germany yesterday to hold a 17-day training camp in Nuremburg under their Brazilian coach Arthur Bernardes. The team will return to Dubai on August 18 and leave for Iran to participate in an international friendly tournament there.

Shabab to embark on three-week German trip

AFC – UNITED Arab Emirates club Al Shabab are due to leave for Germany on August 9 to begin a three-week training regime as preparations for the upcoming 2003/2004 season.

Perspolis players got paid

PFDC - TEHRAN, Tuesday evening, many Perspolis players received the salary they were owed by the manager of the club, Mr. Ghamkhar. Pejman Jamshidi, Hadi Mahdavikia, Behnam Abolghasempour, Reza Jabbari, Hasan Khanmohammadi, Payan Rafat, Sohrab Entezari, and Aref MohammadVand were among the players who were seen leaving the club with smiling faces.

Iran teach new boys futsal master class

AFC - THE AFC Futsal Championship kicked off yesterday (Sunday) with Iran (the holders pictured in white) setting out their stall in spectacular fashion.