PLDC - Branco Ivancovic, head coach of the Iranian National Team, recently commented on the media and press in Iran. Here are his opinions and view points, “I believe that the media and the press have up to now gone their own way and there has always existed an opposition and resistance between the Football Federation and the media and press.
PLDC - There has been much talk about Khodadad Azizi, Pas striker and ex-national team hero, returning to the National Team once again. He is best remembered for scoring the wining goal for the National Team in the return match against Australia in World Cup 2000 after which he retired from the team. Despite his age he is still an effective scorer of goals.
PLDC - The head coach of Sanat Naft of Abadan football club is very upset. Helali, Sanat Naft player is also apparently upset and there is trouble within the club. This is what Pourheidari had to say about the matter, “After the match with Peykan at home (6th week of Propfessional League – 0-0 draw) there were disputes as we were performing better than the opponents even without five of our players.”
PLDC - Mohammad Mayelikohan announced “ Maybe I candidate for Football Federation Chairmanship election”. He said to Khabar Channel’s interviewer “ I don’t confirm my candidature for Football Federation Chairmanship election and I don’t denial it either, but I should wait and see that conditions is ready or not, if I fill that I have time I’ll candidate.”
PLDC - The 0-0 draw between Persepolis and Esteghlal Ahwaz, in the 6th week of the Iranian Professional League, on Friday, 7/12/2002, was the most disappointing match of the week. The ninety minute battle of the champions of the last season with the bottom of the table Esteghlal Ahwaz was not only tedious but a bore for the referee, Jalal Moradi.