Bagheri Officially Retires from National Team


PFDC -The 28 year old Iranian star player, Karim Bagheri has officially requested to retire from the Iranian national team in a letter that was sent to the Iranian Football Federation's president, Mr. Mohsen Farahani.

Putting the facts into place


Sportalasia- Mahdi Hasheminassab always seems to make the headlines, for all the right and unfortunately, wrong reasons. However, the assertive defender assures that it was never in him to delude the fans. "I have obligations to the team that I play for and I do not plan to play with peoples' feelings," said the player who turned more than just eyebrows when he moved from Pirouzi to Esteghlal, the two biggest clubs in Iran.

Esteqlal beats Abu Moslem


Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA -The semifinalist of Asian Football Championships, Esteqlal of Tehran, narrowly defeated Abu Moslem of Khorasan here Thursday.

I`m Not Against Professionalism


IPNA- Nasser Hejazi: Although we are thinking our football becomes professional but we are still far away from professional football.

FIFA awarded Iran the best Asian soccer team in January 2002


Tehran, Feb 13 - Iran's national soccer team was awarded the best Asian side for January 2002. Iran ranked 23 with 639 points followed by world cup qualifier Saudi Arabia with 34 points and Japan with 38 points, the International Football Federation (FIFA) online news reported.

Al Wahda sack coach Bonfrere


Gulf News- Dutchman, Jo Bonfrere, the head coach of Al Wahda was sacked after leading the club to the last place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Clubs Championship for the West Zone. Al Wahda had hosted the matches from February 6.

Estighlal, Karsi grab semifinal berths


Gulf News- Estighlal of Iran and Nasaf Karsi of Uzbekistan reached the semifinals of the Asian Clubs championship representing the West Zone as Jo Bonfrere, the Al Wahda's coach, led the UAE football to another disastrous results.

9 man Perguia hold AC Milan


Sports.com - AC Milan were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at the San Siro by mid-table Perugia in a further blow to the Rossoneri's hopes of closing in on the Serie A leaders.

Must win situation for Al Wahda


Gulf News- The quarterfinals of the Asian Clubs Championship for the West Zone come to a close tonight as Estighlal face Kuwait and Al Wahda play against Nasaf Karsi with the door wide open for all four teams for the two seats that promote to the semifinals of the competition.

Goal difference led Pirouzi to QF


Tehran - First division Pirouzi and Aboumoslem draw 2-2 in the second leg play off, moving the winner into the quarterfinal Sunday held in the northeastern Mashad city of Khorrassan province before thousands of spectators.

Esteghlal through to ACC semi-finals


Esteghlal reached the semi-finals of the Asian Club Championship with three late goals over a spirited Al Kuwait side whose defeat kept alive the qualification hopes of hosts Al Wahda.

Iran's Futsal Team Due in Italy in Mid-March


TEHRAN- National futsal team of the country will leave here for Italy in mid-March to take part in an international tournament.

Nasaf hold Esteghlal to keep finals dream alive


AFC - Nasaf Karsi's dreams of following in the footsteps of 1994 Asian Club Championship semi-finalists Nefitichi were kept alive when the Uzbek side held Iranian giants Esteghlal to a 1-1 draw in their second match of the 2002 Asian Club Championship Quarter-Finals West.
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