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.

Suffo keeps Hilal's hopes alive

AFC - Cameroon international Patrick Suffo was the hero of Al Hilal as his hat-trick in the 3-2 victory over Esteghlal kept alive the Riyadh side's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League .

It's in Al Ain's hands - Koch

AFC - Esteghlal coach Roland Koch has conceded that the sole spot in the AFC Champions League semi-finals is firmly within the grasp of Group C hosts Al Ain.

Sudan footballers in bus crash

BBC - Twenty-five people have been killed in a bus crash in Sudan, including the coach of one of the country's top football clubs. It happened when the Al-Merreikh FC football team's bus collided head-on with a minibus, about 60 km southeast of the capital, Khartoum.

Pirouzi hammer Nisa 4-1

AFC - An injury-time strike scored by substitute Ali Hossein Aslanian secured a 4-1 win for Pirouzi over Nisa but it was not enough to help the Iranian champions advance to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.

Pirouzi overcome striking problems but still bow out

AFC - Iranian champions Pirouzi maintained their interest in the AFC Champions League until the final match of Group D, defeating Nisa 4-1 to give themselves a theoretical chance of reaching the last four.

Metsu: We’re looking for a victory against Esteghlal

MEF - Euphoria following 2 inaugural wins seems missing French manager Bruno Metsu as Al-Ain are heading towards a titanic clash against Iranian giants Esteghlal on Saturday.

Pirouzi to throw everything into attack

AFC - Pirouzi manager Ali Parvin says the team will go all-out in search of the goals that will give them an outside chance of reaching the semi-finals of the US$3 million AFC Champions League.