PLDC - Hadi Tabatabaei, Esteghlal goalkeeper, became involved in side issues and other matters just before the end of the 2001-2002 league season and therefore kept away from the press and media for a while.
PLDC - In their first match today, 28/September/2002 (14th Asian Cup Tournament, Busan- South Korea) against the Afghanistan National Team, Iran become the undisputed winners of the match with the score of 10–0
Afghanistan returned to the international sporting arena for the first time since 1994 on Saturday, but their soccer team was outclassed as it slumped to a 10-0 defeat against defending Asian Games champions Iran.
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.