Mahdavikia to leave Hamburg, if team fails to qualify for UEFA Cup

IRNA - Iranian international foward Mehdi Mahdavikia is to depart German first division team Hamburger SV, should the team fail to qualify for a berth in the European Cup competitions, media reports said Thursday.

Karim Bagheri took part in Perspolis’s practice session yesterday

PLDC - The former national team player, and the current Perspolis club middle fielder, who has had issues with his club recently and has not played for the team for a few months now, participated in Perspolis’s practice session after 2 months.

Esteqlal wins IPL match against Foulad - IPL week 19 round up

IRNA - Esteqlal of Tehran took three points here on Monday as it defeated Foulad of Khuzestan in the 19th week of Iran Pro League (IPL).

Shahrokhi summons 35 players to national football camp

IRNA - Manager Homayoun Shahrokhi on Monday invited 35 players to attend the training camp of Iran's national football team.

Special interview of the news channel with Mehrdad Minavand

PLDC - Despite all promises, Perspolis does not yet have a decent practice field, and player’s last month’s salaries have not yet been paid.

Referees, supervisors of IPL 19th week matches named

IRNA - Referees and supervisors of the 19th week matches of Iran Pro League (IPL) were announced on Sunday. According to IPL Organization, the judges and supervisors are as follows. The host teams come first.

Iran move through in Asian Olympic qualifying

AFC - The Football Association of Maldives have refrained from traveling to Iran for their 2004 Athens Olympic Asian Qualifying Round One because of the security situation in neighboring Iraq.

Jalali: Iran's youth soccer squad to play in Italy

IRNA - Head Coach Majid Jalali said on Saturday that his youth side comprising 18 players will play in an international football event in Italy.

Dadkan in FIFA

FIFA - The FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter played host today to the Iran Football Federation represented by its President, Dr Mohammad Dadgan (left) and by Mr. Ahmid Reza Asefi (right - member of the Iranian Federation board).

Iraq war prompts Maldives to cancel Iran trip

IRNA - The Maldives announced on Tuesday that it will not dispatch its under-23 football team to Iran, said Public Relations Office of Iran's Football Federation.

Al Ahli aim to take Weah on loan for President's Cup - Weah to replace Kazemian

AFC - It was reported on Gulf News that 1995 World Player of the Year George Weah, currently on the end of his two-year contract with Al Jazira, may move to Al Ahli on loan for the rest of the season.

Malavan invincible at home, Esteqlal extends drought

IRNA - Malavan, still in relegation zone, has recently turned into an undefeatable side at home. In the 18th week of Iran Pro League (IPL) held on Monday in this northern port city, Malavan held the trouble-hit Esteqlal of Tehran to a goalless draw.

Iran's football boss due in Switzerland

IRNA - President of Iran's Football Federation (IFF), Mohammad Daadkan, will leave here for Switzerland on April 9. The IFF supremo is making the tour at the invitation of Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA, the world's football governing body.