Mahdavikia turns down invitation for Slovakia game

Berlin, Jan 22, IRNA -Iranian football uperstar and Hamburg forwar Mehdi Mahdavikia declined an ivitation to join the national squad in its upcoming match against Slovakia, as his German club is facing a crucial first division match against FC Kaiserslautern, the daily Die Welt reported in its Tuesday issue.

Blazevic eager to take up Bosnian post

Sportalasia- Iran national coach Miroslav Blazevic said on Friday that he is likely to sign on as the national coach of Bosnia instead of extending his contract with the Iran Football Federation.

Blazevic hints he may coach Bosnia

ZAGREB, Jan 18 IRNA/Reuters -- Croatian coach of Iran's nationla football team Miroslav Blazevic may take on the Bosnian national side after turning down an offer to remain in charge of Iran.

Esteghlal and Persepolis draw 1-1

IranMania- The expected 100,000 crowd didn't turn out to the match on Friday, perhaps it was the cold weather or perhaps there was a feeling that this wasn't going to be a cliff hanger.

Iranian club Esteghlal hot favorites Asian club championship q-finals

Kuala Lumpur- Iranian club champions Esteghlal will be the clear favorites in the West and Central Asian Group, while the East Asian zone looks to be a much closer affair when the Asian Club Championship (ACC) resumes with the regional quarter -final next month, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday.

Iran stands 29th on FIFA rankings

Tehran- FIFA, the world's soccer governing body, announced Wednesday that Iran winning 641 points has been put in the29th place in its latest rankings chart.

Daei ranked 29th goal scorer

IranMania- The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has announced the list of the best goal scorers in 2001. Ali Daei, the Iranian National Team Captain has been placed 29th with ten goals to his name.

Asian Cup in February 2002

IranMania- The Asian Cup championship of the West Asia group will take place in UAE in February 2002.

Parvin calls for punishment of football hooligans, warns to quit

IRNA - Head Coach of Pirouzi, Ali Parvin, lauded Mansour Pour-Heidari for his support Sunday, urging the officials to  prohibit football hooligans from wrongdoing.

Blazevic to cease ties with Iran

Sportalasia- Croatian coach Miroslav Blazevic has announced that he will not renew his contract with the Iran Football Federation (IFF).

Iranian teenage football sensation waiting to succeed Daei

IRNA- He is only 17 years old but he is already being chased by Germany's top professional clubs seeking his goal-scoring services.

Blazevic to walk away from Iranian promise

Sportalasia- After promising to renew his contract with the Iran Football Federation last week, Croatian coach Miroslav Blazevic has now opted to break that promise and take charge of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Iran's first division football matches continue

Tehran- Second leg first division of Iranian soccer club matches are scheduled to reopen Sunday in Tehran.