Iranian football international and Hamburger SV forward Mehdi Mahdavikia on Thursday announced his readiness to return to the pro-team's starting line-up, after having played for the amateur division last week.
The finger of fortune pointed towards Jordan when the draw for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)Champions League was made, with the honor of hosting the historic
first match falling to the eight-time league winners Al Wihdat, who take on Al Nejmeh of Lebanon on Tuesday.
Syrian FA President General Farouk Bouzo admitted he was happy that his side have avoided defending champions Iran in the group stage of this year's West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Championship in Damascus, which starts on August 30.
Iran will be among 19 countries contesting the nine seats available for the position of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee member for the four-year term
at the AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
The winners of the first AFC Champions League will receive US$500,000, five times more than the first place prize for previous Asian club competitions, it was revealed at the official launch of the exciting new tournament here on Tuesday.