March 26 is the restart of preparations of the Olympic team against the Maldives

PLDC - After a week, the national Olympic soccer team will restart its training camp for its first qualifying match, against Maldives. The training will resume on March 26, and if the conditions of the region allows, Iran will play against Maldives on April 13 and 20th respectively.

Mohasses: "I have done my duty to the fullest. Under this conditions, we will lose again next year."

PLDC - Morteza Mohasses told reporters: I have done my job well, which was to assist Roland Koch, and the losses of the team have nothing to do with me.

Koch under fire at Esteghlal

AFC - Esteghlal's German coach Ronald Koch has come under fire at the club after the former Bayer Leverkusen coach had failed to steer the Iranian club giants to the semi-finals of the inaugural AFC Champions League.

Esteghlal chairman unhappy with team's performances

AFC - Although disappointed with his team's exit from the AFC Champions League, Esteghlal chairman Fathol Lahzadeh said there is no crisis at the club and the team will now focus its efforts on winning a place in next year's edition of the continental championship.

Bottom-placed Malavan kills giants at home

IRNA - Anzali is not a safe haven for the top teams any more as the relegation-threatened Malavan has recently turned to a giantkiller.

“Koch must hold accountable for Esteghlal’s failure.”

PLDC - Abdollahi, Esteghlal’s team manager, told reporters that Esteghlal’s Head Coach, Roland Koch, must be hold accountable for Esteghlal’s failure in Asian Club Champion’s League. Abdollahi said: “since Koch was in charge of the team, he should also be able to explain why we were eliminated after two losses from the competition.”

Azizi handed six-month ban

IRNA - Disciplinary Committee of Iran's Football Federation (IFF) banned national striker of Pas, Khodadad Azizi, for six months.

Managing Director of Mess Kerman football team: "With Mr. Yavari our team has changed."

PLDC - "After Mr. Yavari's has joined our coaching staff, our team will no longer be in danger of relegating to the second division."

‘We beat Esteghlal at their own game’ – Metsu

MEF - French manager Bruno Metsu believes Al-Ain managed to overcome Esteghlal after dictating their very own game to the Iranian opposition, in the aftermath of the resounding 3-1 victory tonight.

‘Tell Bruno Metsu I will play with 11 strikers’ – defiant Esteghlal manager Ronald Koch

MEF - Talking To local leading daily Al-Ittihad on Saturday, German manager Ronald Koch seems defiant and unfazed over today’s crucial outing against hosts and Group C runaway leaders Al-Ain for the count of the Asian Champions’ League quarter-finals stage.

Keen tussle on cards in Asian Champions League

Gulf News - Al Ain, Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia and Al Estighlal from Iran have tough task on hand in this evening's last round of the Asian Champions League (group C) at Tahnoon Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan Stadium.

Persepolis arrives in Tehran

IRNA - Persepolis of Tehran, representative of Iran in Group D of the Asian Champions League in Tashkent, arrived in Tehran on Friday.

Al Sadd keen to sign Majidi

IRNA - Qatar's Al Sadd soccer team is willing to hire the Iranian striker of the UAE's Al Wasl, Farhad Majidi, for two months. The informed sources told IRNA that Al Sadd has officially offered a purse of 200 thousand dollars for the two-month contract to the Emirati club.