Azadi may be ready by 11/12


PLDC - Azadi stadium has been under renovation for over four months now and the end is not in sight. According to the head of Azadi Sports Complex (ASC), the officials of the stadium are trying their utmost to prepare the pitch for the 11th week Professional League Esteghlal – Persepolis match.

Koch to dismiss 3 players midseason


PLDC - According to the latest reports, three Esteghlal Tehran players have made a number of objections to Koch, head coach of the club, as they have either not been included in the main lineup of the team or have been put on the bench for long periods.

Sanat Naft without substitute goal keeper


PLDC - A big problem facing Mansour Rashidi, goal keeper coach of Sanat Naft of Abadan and ex coach of Esteghlal Tehran, is that the club possesses only one goal keeper. While in Esteghlal his problem was to keep there were three goal keepers and he had to explain to each one why only one of them could play at any time.

Karimi-powered Al Ahly drubs Dubai


IRNA - Al Ahly of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) led by highly-skilled Iranian striker Ali Karimi handed Dubai a licking on Monday.

Esteqlal fights back to beat Faraz


IRNA -Esteqlal of Tehran fought back Sunday to win a League Cup match against the underdog Faraz of Qom. Playing on the field of Takhti Stadium, southern Tehran, the blues changed a first-half humiliating defeat with a late narrow 2-1 victory in the second half.

Kazemian set to join Al Ahly


IRNA - Al Ahly Club of the United Arab Emirates that has imported Iranian football phenom Ali Karimi is determined to sign Javad Kazemian, striker of Iran's under-23 squad and SAIPA Club.

Abolghasempour will be fully ready soon


PLDC - Behnam Abolghasempour, Persepolis striker, believes that he will become completely prepared in the next few days and will apparently become the kind of player everyone expects him to be.

Abu Moslem is coordinated


PLDC - In the fifth week of the Iranian Professional League, Abu Moslem will face Persepolis on Thursday, 21/11/2002. For Abu Moslem who is now sixth in the League, this is a sensitive match as they wish to win it and climb in the table.

Only victory for Pas


PLDC - Pas now occupies tenth place in the Professional League table with four points after four games and the club is apparently not happy with the results.

Rezaei got a red card as Perugia loses 2-1


MILAN, Italy (Reuters) - A fine individual goal from former Italy international Giuseppe Signori helped Bologna keep pace with the frontrunners in Serie A with a 2-1 win over Perugia on Saturday.

Bakhtiyarizadeh is not joining Persepolis


PLDC - The rumor has spread that Sohrab Bakhtiyarizadeh, Esteghlal Tehran defender, intends to defect to Persepolis and has said as much to the press and media.

Daei builds school in Ardebil


PLDC - In memory of his late father, Abolfazl Daei, Ali Daei (Iranian National Team captain and legionnaire of Al Shabab) has funded a school to be built called "Abolfazl Daei" in the Golestan Estate of Ardebil province.

Shirdel, "No side issues please"


PLDC - The powerful midfield player of Peykan, Naser Shirdel, spoke about the recent performance of his team in a press interview, "Peykan has not been able to perform as well as expected in the four weeks of the Iranian Professional League.
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