Young stars enter squad to play Iran

NZOOM - New Zealand Soccer Coach Mick Waitt has named an extended squad of 32 to prepare for home and away matches against Iran in late March and early April. The matches pit the champions of Oceania against the Asian champions with the New Zealand leg played at North Harbour Stadium on Friday March 28 at 7.45pm.

German amateur coach signs with Esteqlal-e Tehran

IRNA - German amateur trainer Uwe Erkenbrecher signed a four-month deal with Iran's first division football team Esteqlal Tehran to become their new assistant coach, the media said Tuesday.

Croat Blazevic tops Al-Ittihad wish-list

MEF - Riyadh-based popular daily Okaz revealed on Monday Al-Ittihad are tipping Croat manager Miroslav Blazevic as their upcoming new boss, barely one week after being kicked out of the Arab Club Championship held at home.

Assistance director of Perspolis club described the latest on Kavianpour's transfer issue

PLDC - Assistance director of Perspolis said that according to the latest negotiations with UAE's Al-Wasl club, Kavianpour will be back in Perspolis soon.

IPL matches will resume Wednesday

IRNA - The first week of second-leg matches of the second Iran Pro League (IPL) will begin on Wednesday, February 12. Six matches are held on the first day.

MayeliKohan: "We must carefully make the decision on Mr. Shahrokhi's future in National team."

PLDC - Iranian coaches due to their familiarity with players thoughts and behaviors are the best candidates to coach the national team.

Two nigerian football players in iran

PLDC - On Friday Feb. 7 , 2 Nigerian players have arrived in Iran via Dubai to play in a football team in Iran. They are invited by and Dr. Shahrad Nazemi.

Iran will host Spain futsal squad in late March

IRNA - National head coach of Iran's futsal team said his side will play two friendlies against the world defending champion Spain in late March 2003. In his talks with IRNA on Friday, Mohammad-Hassan Ansarifard added that the Spanish side will field its players in the 12,000-seater hall of Azadi Sports Complex, 10 km west of Tehran, on March 27-28.

Sheikh Lari steps down as Tractor trainer

IRNA - Managing Director of Tabriz Tractor Sazi Cultural-Sports Club said Ahad Sheikh Lari, the head coach, offered his resignation after a loss to the capital-based Oqab.

Hamburg's Mahdavikia declared fit for Bayern Munich match

IRNA - Hamburger SV's Iranian international striker Mehdi Mahdavikia returned to practice and was declared fit for the upcoming top match at Bayern Munich, after being sidelined with a minor upper thigh injury, the club's press service announced Wednesday.

Hashemian undecided about extending Vfl Bochum contract

IRNA - Iranian international striker Vahid Hashemian remains unsure about extending his contract with German Bundesliga team Vfl Bochum, citing his growing discontent over his minor substitute role this season, the bi-weekly Kicker sports magazine reported Thursday.

'They were beyond dirty'

Hong Kong - Iran up in arms over alleged treatment dished out by Uruguay on and off the pitch , Iran's Carlsberg Cup squad departed Hong Kong yesterday complaining bitterly about the physical treatment they suffered while losing Tuesday's brutal final to Uruguay.

Koch: "I will not coach the national team"

PLDC - The Head coach of the Esteghlal football club, Roland Koch, denied the news regarding coaching the national team in the near future. Koch told reporters:" The Iranian Football Federation is not looking for a coach right now as they already have coaches"