Tehran, Feb 13 - Iran's national soccer team was awarded the best Asian side for January 2002.
Iran ranked 23 with 639 points followed by world cup qualifier Saudi Arabia with 34 points and Japan with 38 points, the International Football Federation (FIFA) online news reported.
Gulf News- Dutchman, Jo Bonfrere, the head coach of Al Wahda was sacked after leading the club to the last place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Clubs Championship for the West Zone. Al Wahda had hosted the matches from February 6.
Gulf News- Estighlal of Iran and Nasaf Karsi of Uzbekistan reached the semifinals of the Asian Clubs championship representing the West Zone as Jo Bonfrere, the Al Wahda's coach, led the UAE football to another disastrous results.
Gulf News- The quarterfinals of the Asian Clubs Championship for the West Zone come to a close tonight as Estighlal face Kuwait and Al Wahda play against Nasaf Karsi with the door wide open for all four teams for the two seats that promote to the semifinals of the competition.
Tehran - First division Pirouzi and Aboumoslem draw 2-2 in the second leg play off, moving the winner into the quarterfinal Sunday held in the northeastern Mashad city of Khorrassan province before thousands of spectators.
AFC - Nasaf Karsi's dreams of following in the footsteps of 1994 Asian Club Championship semi-finalists Nefitichi were kept alive when the Uzbek side held Iranian giants Esteghlal to a 1-1 draw in their second match of the 2002 Asian Club Championship Quarter-Finals West.
Gulf News- Conceding three goals in the last ten minutes of their opener against Estighlal of Iran, clearly indicates that Al Wahda players lack physical fitness. Apart from this, their defensive drawbacks made Al Wahda pay dearly after squandering their lead thrice.