Fathollahzadeh: "I apologize from the fans. I have resigned."

PLDC - The former Esteghlal managing director told reporters that he resigned because he was shameful against the fans. Fathollahzadeh told the reporters: "During all these games that we lost not even once the fans said anything against the managing director of the team and I value that.

Ghamkhar: "Fathollahzadeh will participate in Perspolis club activities."

PLDC - Fathollahzadeh has done a lot for Esteghlal Club and his experience must be used in other areas. Ghamkhar told reporters: "Change is not always bad. Fathollahzadeh did everything he could for Esteghlal and they must appreciate his work.

Esteqlal hands Zob home humiliating defeat

IRNA - Troubled Esteqlal restored some part of its prestige on Tuesday as it crushed Zob Ahan here.

Esteqlal managing director steps down

IRNA - Ali Fat'hollahzadeh, the managing director of Tehran's Esteqlal, at last gave up and quit the troubled blues on Tuesday.

Saket: "A committee for Sepahan's championship celebrations is being created."

PLDC - Since Sepahan's championship in this season's Iranian Professional league seems inevitable, the club management has started preparations for championship celebrations.

Begovich: "Negligence has disabled our team."

PLDC - Foolad's Head coach blamed the recent losses on the emotional problems of the team.

Alecko Eskandarian On US roster For Wales Friendly

U.S. Men’s National Team manager Bruce Arena announced a 17-man squad for the first-ever meeting against Wales on Monday, May 26 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose.

Iran maintain world's 34th position and 3rd in Asia

IRNA - Iran continue to maintain the 34th position in the world football and Asia's third best team after South Korea and Japan in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, said a Asian Football Confederation (AFC) statement here Thursday.

Ghamkhar: "We will not fire anyone, Perspolis's new head coach will be a foreigner."

PLDC - Perspolis directing manager, Akbar Ghamkhar denied the news regarding firing a few of the players. In an interview with reporters, Ghamkhar told the media: "We will not fire any of the players.

AFC Player of the Year Awards - World Cup stars nominated

AFC - Korean forward Ahn Jung-hwan and three European-based players - China’s Li Tie, and Japan’s Junichi Inamoto and Shinji Ono - have been named as the nominees for the main prize in the Asian Football Confederation AFC Player of the Year Awards 2002.

Stars To Play In Nigeria After All

Ghanaweb - Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Ghana’s Black Stars, Cameroun’s Indomitable Lions and the Iranian national team are set to compete in a special four-nation tournament to be hosted by Nigeria from May 30 to June 1.

Uzbekistan, Iran, Bangladesh for Tata tourney

PTI - In its bid to provide more international exposure to budding talents of Indian soccer, the All India Football Federation would organise the first JRD Tata football tournament with Uzbekistan, Iran and Bangladesh in the fray in September.

Majidi extends contract with Al Wasl

IRNA - Iranian striker Farhad Majidi extended his contract with Al Wasl soccer club of the United Arab Emirates on Monday.