Iran’s Football Father Laid to Rest

MehrNews – Body of Iran’s football father, Hossein Fekri, 80, was buried in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, southern Tehran, during a funeral procession started in Shahid Shiroudi Stadium Friday.

Iranians are targeting Bassim Abbas

IraqSoccer - Iranian club Fajr have opened serious talks with Iraqi Olympic defender Bassim Abbas to sign him up for next season.

Iran's Sepahan thrashes Lazio u-23 in football friendly

IRNA - Iran Pro League champion, Sepahan, demolished the under-23 soccer team of Lazio in a friendly in Italy Tuesday.

History : Iraq vs. Iran

IraqSoccer - When Iraq meet Iran on Wednesday, it will be the 17th time the two Asian football giants meet.

Pegah Soccer Team Departs for Turkey

MehrNews – Pegah soccer team of northern Gilan Province left for Turkey Monday to hold a nine-day training camp.

Al Ahli leave for Italy on two-part training camp

Gulf News - The Al Ahli Club's senior and reserve football teams left for Italy on a 25-day training camp to prepare for the new season.

Hashemi-Nassab Moves to Pas

MehrNews – Mahdi Hashemi-Nassab joined Pas soccer team Tuesday.

Iraq to meet Iran in LG Cup opener

Gulf News - The Iraqi national football team will play their first match, after the recent conflict, against Iran on Wednesday in the LG Middle East and Africa Peace Cup 2003.

Daei intends to return to Iran

Tehran - The captain of the Iranian national team, Ali Daei, intends to return to his native country after 15 months playing in the United Arab Emirates with al-Shahab Dubai, local media reported Sunday.

Petrossian joins Zob Ahan

IRNA - Armenian goalkeeper Armenak Petrossian joined Zob Ahan of Isfahan, central Iran, here Saturday.

German football's new hero

Expatica - The German football season is in full swing with Iranian-born Mehdi Mahdavikia becoming the man to watch. John Bagratuni profiles the player who has been compared to Britain's David Beckham or Real Madrid ace Luis Figo.

Pashazadeh stars in Rapid win

AFC - IRAN defender Mehdi Pashazadeh (pictured in red) played a sensational match in the heart of the Rapid Vienna defence to help his side defeat fierce Austrian rivals Strum Graz 2-0, a result that kept Rapid in pole position after four games played in the 2003/2004 season.

Iran to lock horns with Iraq in quadrangular

AFC - IRAQ national team, led by their passionate East German coach Bernd Stange (pictured), left for Syria on Thursday for a three-day camp. The Middle Eastern side will then go head-to-head against fierce rivals and hosts Iran, Cameroon and Uruguay in a friendly tournament to begin next week.