Fixtures of 20th week matches of Iran Pro League announced

IRNA- Fixtures of the 20th week matches of Iran Pro League were announced Saturday as follows.

Tohid Iranian edge out Iranian School in final

Tohid Iranian School overcame Adab Iranian School 4-2 in the final of the Samsung UAE Inter-school football championship, held at Al Nasr football stadium yesterday.

UAE: Al Ain move clear as rivals slump

AFC - Al Ain have the stingiest defence in the league, conceding only 19 goals in 18 matches this season. With Juma Khater keeping a close eye on Al Ahli striker Ali Karimi on Thursday, they successfully shut down their opponents in a game of few clear-cut chances.

Table-Toppers Tie; Blues Still Leader

TEHRAN- Top and second placed teams of Esteqlal and Pirouzi tied in the 19th week of Iran Pro League Friday. Visitor Pirouzi was held 1-1 by Malavan of Anzali and Esteqlal of Tehran fought to a 2-2 draw against struggling Saipa.

Ranjbar talks about upcoming Team Melli games

PFDC-The Supervisor of the Iranian National Team, Mohammad Ranjbar, gave a news conference on Tuesday, April 23 in which he outlined the forthcoming friendly games that Team Melli will play.

IPL runners-up to participate in tourney in Saudi Arabia

PFDC - The Iranian Football Federation (IFF), announced today that the runners-up of the Iranian Pro League (IPL) will be sent to play in the international football tourney of Prince Abdullah in Saudi Arabia in July.

Hannover keen to sign Daei

SportalAsia- According to reports in Germany, Hannover 96, the champions-elect of the German Bundesliga second division, are looking to sign up Iranian captain Ali Daei for the forthcoming season.

Exclusive interview with Zob-Ahan's Defender

PLDC - In an exclusive PLDC interview with Ebrahim Taghipor, the star defender of IPL club of ZobAhan of Esfahan, it was discovered that he is a candidate to be included in the national team's roster and will probably play against Kuwait if all goes well. The talented defender is rumored to be linked with Tehran's giants Persepolis. Ebrahim Taghipor has also offers to play in Italy.

Blazevic returns to coach Dinamo Zagreb?

ZAGREB, Croatia, April 22 (DSA) - Dinamo Zagreb official Zdravko Mamic has confirmed he had talks with former Croatian and Iranian national team coach Miroslav Blazevic to take over the team in the next season.

Perugia's performance against Bologna

PFDC - Perugia started off early celebrations today, as two important objectives were met with the 1-0 victory over Champions League hopefuls FC Bologna in the Renato Curi stadium. Serse Cosmi's team got both the certainty of avoiding relegation and gained the highest ever number of points in Serie A in the club's history.

Blues extract victory in family fight; reds past Paykan

TEHRAN- Two old archrivals, Esteqlal and Pirouzi, kept their close competitions alive Sunday as both popular sides won their matches 1-0 in the 18th week of Iran Pro League.In a family derby, visitor Esteqlal of Tehran -- known as blues -- and Esteqlal of Rasht clashed on the water-drenched pitch of Azodi Stadium.

Karimi's double-delight dash Al-Jazira hopes

All the roads of the UAE's first division football league lead to Al Ain now. The former leaders Al Jazira have their hopes severely dented as they lost, as expected, at home to Al Ahli 1-2. Al Jazira thus surrendered the lead they were maintaining over the last five weeks.

Hasheminassab linked with Galatasaray

Iranian international defender Mahdi Hasheminassab has been linked with a move to Turkish football, according to a news report from Tehran. Hasheminassab, who created controversy in his home country two years ago when he became the first player to move from Tehran club Pirouzi to bitter local rivals Esteghlal, is being courted by Turkish league giants Galatasaray.