Pasquale Rodomonti is coming to Tehran

IranMania- Pasquale Rodomonti, the Italian coach, will be coming to Tehran for a second time to referee the sensitive game between Esteghlal and Perspolis in the professional League of Iran.

The Football and TV dispute

IranMania- The dispute regarding football and Seda-va-Sima (IRIB) is gradually entering a new phase.

Parvin not allowed in any stadium

IranMania- Ali Parvin, the Perspolis head coach, may possibly be barred from all stadiums in Iran as a coach.

Certificates required by Pro League coaches

IranMania- The Iranian Football Federation announced that any football coach not in possession of a coaching certificate may not accompany their team for the League matches.

Al-Ittihad beats Esteqlal 3-2

IRNA -The Saudi soccer team of Al-Ittihad won the first-leg match of Asian Clubs Championships against visitor Esteqlal of Tehran 3-2 in Emir Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Friday.

Esteghlal short of 4 players against Al Etehad

IranMania- Esteghlal, Iran's representative in the Asian Cup, left Tehran for Saudia Arabia yesterday, December 19, 2001 at 11:30 in the morning. The match between Esteghlal and Al Etehad of Saudia Arabia is due to take place on Friday 21st of December.


IRIB- Iran's premier soccer league matches enter their 9th week with two games Tuesday afternoon

Asghar Sharafi, "Players have emotional problems."

IranMania- Asghar Sharafi, the Bargh Shiraz coach, spoke about their 3-2 defeat against Foolad, "Individual mistakes were responsible for the loss."

Mohammad Dadkaan, the new FF advisor

IranMania- Mohammad Dadkaan, the ex-National Team and Perspolis player has been appointed as a new Football Federation advisor. The scope of his role relates to the Professional League and the youth teams.

Iran's International referees

IRNA - The names of 22 Iranian referees and linesmen were announced by Iran's Football Federation as international football and futsal referees for the year 2002.

Sohrab Entezari, "Football hasn't given me my dues."

IranMania- Sohrab Entezari has become the top goal scorer of the Professional League. He reminds us of Farshad Piyus of the old days. In the first days when he started to play for Perspolis, everyone thought he'd be dismissed just like Barmak and Baghmisheh and the others from other cities in Iran, who did not come up to Perspolis's expectations.

Game of the week - Esteghlal 1 - 0 Saipa

IranMania- The Esteghlal & Saipa game took place on saturday (15/12/2001) at 14:30. It was the first and the most sensitive game of the 6th week of the Professional League.

Perspolis 2 - 1 Malavan, Persepolis tops the league

IranMania- The Perspolis and Malavan Anzali game took place today, Monday, December 17, 2001, at 14:30 at Azadi stadium in Tehran in which Persepolis defeated malavan 2-1.