Esteghlal's Champions League boost

Iranian side Esteghlal gave themselves a massive confidence boost ahead of their debut appearance in Qualifying Round 3 of the inaugural AFC Champions League following their 1-0 victory over Foulad in the final of the six-team Ettehadieh (Union) Cup over the weekend.

Iran moves to top of its group in Asian Games soccer

Ali Daei and Javad Kazemeyan each scored in the second half as Iran defeated Lebanon 2-0 Tuesday to stay on top of Group E in Asian Games soccer.

Food in Busan disliked by Iranians

PLDC - The Iranian football players residing in the Olympic village at Busan are up against a food problem.

Koch believes in his team

PLDC - After a three day rest, Esteghlal has been summoned for training once again before the start of the Professional League in October.

Majidi is best UAE goal scorer

PLDC - In the new UAE season, Farhad Majidi (Iranian striker of Al Vasl) has become the top Iranian goal scorer of the league with three goals to his name.

Dadkan's Interview with Chinese media

PLDC - The new Head of the Iranian Football Federation and National Youth team supervisor, Mohammad Dadkan, expressed that Iran came to the 14th Asian games with the intention of gaining victory in an interview by the International radio of China.

Hamburg uses Mahdavikia and wins

PLDC - In the 7th week of the German Bundesliga (last week) Hamburg faced Stuttgart and defeated them with the result of 3-2.

Moosavi hopes for luck in the new season

PLDC - Ali Moosavi, the Esteghlal striker from Khouzestan, has been going through a financial disagreement with his club recently and is apparently asking the club to give him the dues uncollected since the start of the last season.

Professional League away leg schedule

PLDC - Week one: In memory of Dr. Abass Ekrami Thursday, 17/10/2002 Esteghlal Tehran – Pas of Tehran .

Asian trio find scoring touch in Serie A

Together with Iranian defender Rahman Rezaei, Japanese internationals Shunsuke Nakamura and Hidetoshi Nakata both found the net after the weekend round of Serie A matches played in Italy.

Abu Moslem in fine shape

PLDC - The head coach of Abu Moslem of Khorasan, Mahmood Yavari, recently commented about the condition of his team, “The team is in fine shape and the conditions are ideal.

Iranians raise UAE league standards

PLDC - According to Ali Karimi, Iranian striker of Al Ahli of UAE, the presence of Iranian players such as Ali Daei and Mehrdad Minavand has raised the standard of football in the UAE league and has made the game make progress.

Zarincheh is well and fit

PLDC - The latest news from Javad Zarincheh, defender and captain of Esteghlal, is that he has completely recovered from previous injuries and will return to practice sessions from today (Monday 28/09/2002).