Dr. Gharib: "Fathollahzadeh will not ask to get back the 300,000,000 Toman that Esteghlal owes him!"

PLDC - The first press conference of Dr. Gharib, Esteghlal's new Managing Director was held yesterday. At the beginning of his press conference, Dr. Gharib talked of the importance of Ethics in developing the basis of our football.

Sepaphan named May's AFC Team of the Month

AFC - SEPAPHAN have been named the Coca-Cola AFC Team of the Month for May after the Isfahan club secured the 2002/03 Iran Pro League with three games left to play, the first time in Persian football history that the title has been won by a team from outside Tehran.

Iran stands third at Malaysian futsal meet as Brazil routs Urugua

IRNA - Iran finished third at an international futsal event here as the skilled Brazilians demolished Uruguay in the semifinal on Saturday.

Stars Coach Face Sanctions

SoccerExpress - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will sanction Black Stars coach Burkhard Ziese who has come under fire for Ghana's failure to play the third-placed match in the just-ended four-nation invitational tournament in Nigeria if the Association finds him culpable.

Kazemian will leave Saipa

PLDC - Javad Kazemian, Saipa's national team striker will leave Saipa after his contract ends by the end of the month. After his loan-contract expired with Al-Ahli of UAE, Kazemian came back to Tehran and met with the Saipa club officials.

Argentina hand Iran heartbreak in KL World 5s humdinger

espnstar - It was the futsal equivalent of a captain's knock in cricket when Argentina skipper Carlos Sanchez scored in the final minute of play against Iran to send his team through to the final of the KL World 5s.

Hussain Faraki: "The organizers of the L.G. cup recognized Ghana as the third placed team! We will talk about all the problem we faced in the tournament."

PLDC - "At the current time, it's is difficult to talk about all the obstacles that we faced in Nigeria, and once we get back to Tehran, we will discuss them."

Iran to host Asian futsal tournament

AFC - IRAN will host this year’s AFC Futsal Championship, the AFC have announced.

Ali Karimi has renewed his contract

Al Ahli's versatile playmaker Ali Karimi from Iran has renewed his contract with the club for an additional two-year period.

English given Iranian lesson

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian champions Iran stormed into the semi-finals of the KL World Futsal (five-a-side) tournament in style when they made short work of England 14-1 in a Group D match at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil here yesterday.

TROUSSIER: "I have received an offer from Iran."

PLDC - Philippe TROUSSIER, the former French coach of the Japanese national football team who took Japan to the second round of the World Cup 2002 has said that he has received offers from Iran as well as Qatar and Libya.

Iran eyeing final against Brazil

KUALA LUMPUR - Four-time Asian champions Iran are confident that they will meet three-time world champions Brazil in the KL World 5s Futsal Championship final at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil here this weekend.


BUKIT JALIL - Nowhere is futsal more popular in the world than it is in Iran, the current Asian champions. To hear the manager of the Iranian team to the KL World 5s reel off the statistical measure of its popularity, the sport is all the rage in the Islamic republic.