Fajr Shiraz tops week one table


PLDC - Fajr Shahid Sepassi of Shiraz played away to Malavan Bandar Anzali and gave the League teams food for thought by defeating their hosts with the score of 4-0 in the first week of the Professional League matches.

Footsal Team leaves for Indonesia


PLDC - The Iranian National Footsal Team will leave Iran today at 10:30 a.m. for Jakarta, Indonesia with the intention of taking part in the Asian Footsal Indoor tournament.

S Korean coach Park Hang-seo fired after Asian Games loss


South Korea coach Park Hang-seo has been fired following his team's loss to Iran in the Busan Asian Games semi-finals this month.

The Predicament of Iranian Football


PLDC - Firstly I would like to congratulate the National team on there success in the Asian Games. But I am unfortunately going to be rather pessimistic in this article as I do not want the Victory in Busan to cover up the problems in Iranian football.

Daei and Karimi scored for Al Shabab and Al Ahli


Gulf News - Al Ahli the President's Cup champions began their campaign in the First Division Football League on a winning note when they outclassed neighbours Al Shabab 3-2 at Rashid Stadium yesterday.

Persepolis defeats Bargh 2-1


PLDC - In the first week of the Iranian Professional League, Persepolis faced Bargh in Shiraz and defeated the hosts with the score of 2-1.

Iran extends Ivankovic's contract


Tehran - The Iranian Football Federation confirmed Friday that Croatian Branko Ivankovic's contract as coach to the national team will be extended.

Persepolis matches with Bildfeld and Rapid


PLDC - According to the latest reports, Persepolis has scheduled friendly matches with Armenia Bildfeld (Germany) and Rapid Vienna (Austria) during the Iranian Professional League midseason break, in February 2003.

Kazemian breaks football ice


PLDC - Javad Kazemian has become the newest football discovery of Ivancovic. He played very well in the 14th Asian Games and made a strong impression on everyone.

Ranjbar, “Ivancovic may go”


PLDC - Mohammad Ranjbar, Head of the Iranian National Teams, returned to Iran with the rest of the National team on Tuesday, 15/10/2002, and while at the airport made the following comments, “The representatives of various foreign clubs held discussions with Mr. Ivancovic in Busan and he was given many different proposals for cooperation.”

Esteghlal defeats Pas in first league game


PLDC - Esteghlal of Tehran and Pas who faced each other in the first match of the first week today, 17/10/2002, formally kicked off the 2002-2003 Professional League season. Esteghlal managed to defeat their opponents in a very exciting and tough match with the result of 3-1.

Head coaches of Professional League clubs


PLDC - A number of the clubs in the Iranian Professional league have changed their head coaches for the new 2002-2003 season. Below is a list of the past and present season head coaches of the clubs.

SNZ dubious about Iran trip


New Zealand Soccer bosses will discuss the forthcoming Oceania/Asia championship match against Iran with the Oceania Football Confederation and take advice from the New Zealand Government before confirming the home and away series.
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