Tough AFC Champions League draw for BEC


AFC - AFC Champions League 2002/3 runners-up BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand will have their work cut out if they hope to return to the final again in the upcoming season.

Daei and Golmohammadi's situation is not yet clear


PLDC - It is not yet known whether Daei and Golmohamamdi will fully recover to play against Foolad.

Mahdavikia named AFC Player of the Year


AFC - IRAN international forward Mehdi Mahdavikia was named the AFC Player of the Year for 2003 on Wednesday, becoming the third player from his country to claim the honour since it was inaugurated in 1994.

Iran win Asian qualifier vs N.Korea


IRIB - The Asian Football Confederation has announced Iran as the 3-0 winner of the second-leg Asian Qualifier against North Korea.

Dadkan selected as AFC's special representative in FIFA


PLDC - Mohammad Dadkan, has been introduced to FIFA as AFC representative for the 'national associations' affairs.

"Biggest honour of my career": Mahdavikia


AFC - IRAN international star Mehdi Mahdavikia described winning the 2003 AFC Player of the Year award as a dream come true after being crowned the continent's best footballer on Wednesday.

Iran to Play Three Home Matches in Fan-Free Stadium: AFC


Mehr News – Iran was banned from playing in front of home fans in its three future international games, announced the Asian Football Confederation Wednesday.

Branko: "We are placed in the toughest WC qualifying group."


PLDC - Even though I think we have a tough group, I believe we have a good chance of progressing. Branko Ivankovich, the national team coach also said: "It is the hardest group, but we have the upper hand and will hopefully make it to the next round of the qualifiers."

Preliminary Round for 2006 World Cup


Mehr News - Draw for the preliminary qualification round for the 2006 World Cup made in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday:

Branko Ivankovich: "Our main issue last week was the overlap of the league games with the national team games."


PLDC - The Head Coach of the Iranian National Team told our reporter: "Every game we play from now on is to prepare us for the Asian nation's cup and we should benefit from every single friendly match we play."

Vahid Hashemian Scored again


SW - Most goals were scored in the match between Freiburg and Bochum, the home site coming out as winners.

International Midfielder On Trial


Wolverhampton Wanderers Official Site - Iranian international Hosein Kaebi is joining Wolves on trial on Monday.

Referees for IPL's 12th-Week Matches


Mehr News – Referees for the 12th-matches of the third Iran Pro League on Sunday: According to the federation, the fixtures are as follows: