Pashazadeh will leave Esteghlal for Rapid Vienna. Samereh will also go to Austria.

PLDC - It appears that Esteghlal has already started to prepare for the Transfer season by putting a number of players on its selling-list.

Relegation-threatened Malavan goes top with 3-2 win over reds

IRNA - Struggling Malavan of Bandar Anzali, northern Iran, went one place above from the bottom of Iran Pro League (IPL) table as it beat the red-clad Persepolis 3-2 here on Tuesday.

I will not accept any domestic offer

PLDC - Nasser Hejazi by confirming his departure from Iran, said: "I have had many offers but under the current conditions I will not stay in Iran.

Fajr stuns Sepahan, Zob beats Foulad

IRNA - Iran Pro League leader Sepahan was stunned on Monday as it lost its away match in the 25th week against Fajr-e Sepassi in Shiraz.

Azadi Stadium official: "We will get the damages from the clubs. The security officials will make a decision about the 10 Esteghlal fans arrested."

PLDC - An official from the Azadi stadium management told reporters: "During the Esteghlal-Perspolis match about 120 of the seats were damaged which we are planning to hold both clubs responsible for the damages."

Gaddafi's son joins Perugia

UEFA - AC Perugia have signed the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for next season.

Jurcevic steps in for Blazevic

UEFA - Nikola Jurcevic has signed a two-year contract to replace Miroslav Blazevic as coach of Croatian champions NK Dinamo Zagreb.

Pride and points at stake in Tehran local derby - FEATURE

AFC - Wherever you are in the world, local derbies ignite and arouse passion among players and fans like no other game in the calendar. The Glasgow Rangers v Celtic, Liverpool v Everton and Inter v AC Milan rivalries are part of the game’s folklore. To this list, add Esteghal v Piruzi, the Tehran derby which makes other local derbies seem like pre-season friendlies.

Begovich will probably stay in Ahvaz

PLDC - Last Tuesday the English language version of the contract of the Head coach of Foolad Ahvaz was given to him to sign for the next season.

Statistical analysis of Perspolis-Esteghlal Matches (Farsi)

PLDC- You may read Statistical analysis of Perspolis-Esteghlal Matches in Farsi.

Khaziravi in negotiations with OFI Crete

PFDC - Iranian player Mojahed Khaziravi is currently in negotiations with Greek first division club OFI Crete. The 23-year old rightwinger was present in Greece last week, where he was undergoing medical checks.

Hamburg aim to keep Mehdi

PlanetFootball - BUNDESLIGA side Hamburg will strive to keep Iran star Mehdi Mahdavikia at the AOL-Arena next season despite interest from English clubs.

Fathollahzadeh: "I am not planning to take on any position in the Football Federation. I can not forget about the money Esteghlal owes me."

PLDC - The adviser to IFF's president, Mr. Ali Fathollahzadeh told reporters that he has no plan in taking over a position in IFF. The rumors have linked Fathollahzadeh to the possible candidacy for vice presidency of IFF.