Esteqlal-Naft derby slated for Oct 30


IRNA - Iran Pro League Organization (IPLO) announced that the Esteqlal-San'at Naft match will be played on Wednesday, October 30.

Ali Karimi does not cherish facing Persepolis


PLDC -Ali Karimi, Iranian star of Al Ahli of the UAE, has been in the news again lately and in one match is even supposed to have brought actual tears to the eyes of the opponent team with his great skill.

Shahrokhi, “We were better in the second half”


PLDC - After the 2-0 defeat of Malavan Anzali by Pas of Tehran, the club now stands 6th in the league table with Malavan standing at the foot of the table with both games lost.

Bargh defeats Esteghlal Ahwaz, 2-1


PLDC - Bargh Shiraz played against Esteghlal of Ahwaz at home on Friday, 25/10/2002, and defeated them with the score of 2-1. The defeat brought with it booing from the Bargh fans and at the same time cheering for their club.

Fajr still on top of League table


PLDC - The second week of the Iranian Professional League began on a better note than the first week. The teams appeared more prepared and that was probably the reason why there were half the number of goals scored as compared with the first week of the league.

Iran reach last eight, Malaysia out


JAKARTA: Defending champions Iran are through to the quarter-finals of the Asian Football Confederation’s futsal (five-a-side) tournament after scoring their third straight win, thrashing Taiwan 16-1 in their last Group B match at the Istora Senayan Stadium here yesterday.

Champs Iran hit 17 past Malaysia futsal team


JAKARTA: Defending champions Iran handed Malaysia a lesson in futsal when they whipped them 17-0 in a one-sided Group B match in the fourth Asian Football Confederation’s futsal (five-a-side) tournament at the Istora Senayan Stadium here yesterday.

Aslanian Last-Ditch Goal Seals Persepolis Win


TEHRAN - Substitute Amir-Hossein Aslanian scored in the injury time of the second half to seal the victory of his side Persepolis (Pirouzi) against Paykan in a match of the second week of Iran Pro League held Friday.

Esteghlal through to face Neftchi


AFC - Iranian giants Esteghlal booked their place in the final qualifying round of the AFC Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Al Faisaly in front of 20,000 fans in Jordan, giving them a 3-0 aggregate win.

Iran climbs to 3rd of Asia


PLDC - According to the latest rankings by FIFA (as of 24/10/2002), Iran now stands 32nd in the world with 636 points, which is a position shared by Ecuador who is at present above Iran, and is the third to team of Asia just behind Japan in second and Korea in first place.

Parvin, We are ready to win


PLDC - The head coach of Persepolis of Tehran, Ali Parvin, commented on team conditions on Wednesday 23/10/2002, before the match against Peykan on Friday, 25/10/2002.

Pas defeats Malavan with 2 goals


PLDC - The first match in the second week of the Iranian Professional League, between Pas and Malavan took place on Thursday, 24/10/2002 which was won by Pas with the score of 2-0.

Iran 5 Uzbekistan 0


JAKARTA: Malaysia got off to a winning start in the fourth Asian Football Confederation’s futsal (five-a-side) tournament yesterday, edging Taiwan 7-6 in a Group B match at the Istora Senayan Stadium here. 
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