Estighlal, Karsi grab semifinal berths

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.

9 man Perguia hold AC Milan - AC Milan were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at the San Siro by mid-table Perugia in a further blow to the Rossoneri's hopes of closing in on the Serie A leaders.

Must win situation for Al Wahda

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.

Goal difference led Pirouzi to QF

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.

Esteghlal through to ACC semi-finals

Esteghlal reached the semi-finals of the Asian Club Championship with three late goals over a spirited Al Kuwait side whose defeat kept alive the qualification hopes of hosts Al Wahda.

Iran's Futsal Team Due in Italy in Mid-March

TEHRAN- National futsal team of the country will leave here for Italy in mid-March to take part in an international tournament.

Nasaf hold Esteghlal to keep finals dream alive

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.

Al Wahda can still make it

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.

Al Wahda to take on Estighlal in crucial tie

Gulf News- UAE league champions Al Wahda begin their tough task in the quarterfinals of the Asian Clubs Championship (West Zone) when they face off against Iran's Al Estighlal tonight.

Slovakia edge Iran in Azadi thriller (Photo)

Tehran, Feb 6 - Six months after being outplayed in Bratislava by Iran, Slovakia exorcised the ghost of that defeat with a 3-2 win at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Wednesday afternoon.

Estighlal rally to beat Al Wahda (Photo)

Gulf News- Estighlal, from Iran, came from behind to defeat Al Wahda 5-3 last night to lead the standings of the quarterfinals of the Asian Clubs Championship, West Zone.

Invankovic sets ground rules as Iran coach

Sportalasia- Branko Ivankovic was unveiled as Iran coach on Thursday morning and the Croatian held no punches as he revealed his plans for the national side in the coming months.

Iran's Estighal arrive for Asian event

Gulf News- Kuwait Club of Kuwait, Estighlal of Iran and Nasaf Karsi from Uzbekistan have arrived in Abu Dhabi to begin their last preparations for the quarter-finals of the Asian Clubs Championship, hosted by Al Wahda Club from Wednesday, February 6.