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.

The most experienced triangle in Persepolis


PLDC - Persepolis is in possession of a relatively large number of experienced midfield players and this fact has given it an edge in the new Iranian Professional League season.

Jara wants Mahdavikia for 9th week


PLDC - Curt Jara, head coach of Hamburg of Germany, has apparently become worried about his Iranian player Mahdavikia.

Ivancovic plans to join UAE club


PLDC - The newspapers of the UAE have published articles claiming that Branco Ivancovic, present head coach of the Iranian National Team, will soon be joining a club of the country.

Navidkia, “Koreans were upset”


PLDC - Moharam Navidkia, midfield player of Sepahan of Isfahan, appeared as one of the best National team players in the 14th Asian Games.

Pourheidari, “I am happy from the bottom of my heart”


PLDC - Mansour Pourheidari, ex-National Team and Esteghlal coach, understands the sweet taste of victory and the feelings experienced by the present head coach of the Iranian National Team, Branco Ivancovic.

Persepolis-Barq derby not delayed


IRNA - Iran Pro League Organization Monday announced that the Persepolis-Barq match of the first week of the league will beheld on the due time.

Iran, an honor to Asian football: Velappan


IRNA - Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Secretary General Peter Velappan expressing his satisfaction with the championship of Iran's under-23 squad in the Asian Games said Iran is an honor to the Asian soccer.

It's Four-midable For Iran


MegaSoccer - Iran were declared Asian Games champions for the fourth time in their history after defeating Japan 2-1 in the final. They have now set their sights on their opponents' continental crown as they vie for the title of being the best team in Asia.

Iran clinch gold with win over Japan


FIFA - Defending champions Iran won the Asian Games men's football title for the fourth time with a 2-1 victory over Japan on Sunday after second-half goals from Javad Kazemeyan and Mohsen Bayatiniya.

Maielikohan, "This was Iran's best game"


PLDC - According to Mohammad Maielikohan, ex-National Team and Saipa coach, the National Team played very well against Japan.

Ivancovic, "This victory is for Daie"


PLDC - The Croatian head coach of the Iranian National Team, Branco Ivancovic, has presented the victory of Iran against Japan to Ali Daei, National Team captain and Al Shabab player.

A gold to win for Ali Daei


AFP - DEFENDING champions Iran aim to clinch a fourth Asian Games football crown today and dedicate victory to the man whose goal-scoring prowess will be sorely missed in the showdown with Japan.
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