Iran to meet Afghanistan "mystery" team in Busan on Saturday


Afghanistan who last played in an international tournament in 1984 takes on Iran in an opening Group E encounter on Saturday (Sept 28), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said.

Afghanistan set to end 20-year exile


After an exile of almost twenty years, the footballers of Afghanistan are now planning the downfall of Asian Games champions Iran.

Dadkan angry at paper


PLDC - The Iranian National football Team will soon be off to Busan, South Korea for the 2002 Asian games. Mohammad Dadkan, the new head of the Iranian Football Federation spoke about the upcoming event and the Iranian National Team in a recent press interview.

Derakhshan believes in Omid Team


PLDC - According to Hamid Derakhshan (Iranian National Youth Team 'Omid' coach), the National Team can become successful in Busan

Holders Iran dogged by controversy


Iran's hopes of successfully defending their Asian Games football title have suffered a setback as infighting within the squad threatens to destabilise their gold medal dreams.

Perugia loose 3-0 in San Siro against AC Milan


Perugia incurred the first loss of the season yesterday in the San Siro stadium of Milan, where AC Milan delighted the home crowd with a resounding 3-0 win.

South Korea hopes to guard World Cup glory at Asian Games


After becoming the only Asian nation ever to reach the semifinals in a World Cup, South Korea expects nothing less than the gold medal in men's soccer at this year's Asian Games.

Enayati helps Abu Moslem hold Esteqlal; Azerbaijan, Pas tie


National soccer side of Azerbaijan and Pas of Tehran fought to a goalless draw and Abu Moslem of Khorassan stopped the popular team of capital, Esteqlal, Sunday as Reza Enayati hit twice on the first day of Goldstone Cup.

Afghanistan will play in Asian Games soccer tournament


Afghanistan will play soccer at the Asian Games, replacing Mongolia which has withdrawn and giving the war-torn nation a confidence boost.

Karimi keen to make amends in Busan


Iranian star forward Ali Karimi is keen to make an impression at the forthcoming Asian Games men's football tournament following his side's disappointing performance at the recent West Asian Football Federation Championship.

Rezaei, Daei and Golmohammadi in Busan


PLDC - While rahman is not in L.G tournament, Dadkan has decided to let him play in Busan tournament.

Iran name temporary replacement federation chief


Iran have appointed a temporary soccer chief after the Islamic republic's poor run of form forced the previous federation president to resign this week, state media said on Saturday.

Iran's football supremo announces surprise resignation


Iran's football president Mohsen Safaee Farahani announced his surprise resignation here Thursday, citing excessive pressure by those "who have mobilized to destroy national team and soccer".
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