Head coach of  Fajr Sepasi Shiraz "The referee was so weak"


PLDC - After the match against Esteghlal the head coach of Fajr said : "During the match Esteghlal had just three opportunity for scoring and scored all of them, but we had more than eight chances that only two of them became goals due to the stress and destruction that the referee gave to our players."

Fajr loses despite Talebi double


IRNA - In front of home fans in Hafezieh Stadium, the Shirazi side Fajr-e Sepassi lost on Friday although Farshid Talebi scored two late goals. In the 13th week of the second Iran Pro League (IPL) commemorating late Karim Nayyerlou, Fajr was beaten by visitor Esteqlal of Tehran 3-2.

NZ Soccer monitors Iran safety before committing to game


New Zealand Soccer is monitoring the situation in the Middle East ahead of the national team's match in Iran on April 4. "We are in constant contact with the New Zealand Government and their ambassador to Iran," New Zealand Soccer (NZS) chief executive Bill MacGowan said yesterday.

23 Players announced for The four-sided soccer tournament of Hong Kong


PLDC- The Iranian head coach Shahrokhi announced the list of the players who will travel to Hong Kong. Below you can find the list of the players for this tournament:

Vinko Begovich: "No father can stand watching his sons being treated unfairly."


PLDC - "My behavior in the game against Perspolis was not appropriate and the referee did the right thing to red card me." The Croatian coach of Foolad Khuzestan, Vinko Begovich, in addition to this told reporter, "I apologize for my behavior but I am coaching a team that most of its players are from the 17 to 23 age range and they are like my kids, and I can not sit and watch them being treated unfairly.

Foulad holds Persepolis


IRNA - Persepolis was held by the Khuzestani side, Foulad, on Thursday in the 13th week of second Iran Pro League (IPL), commemorating late Karim Nayyerlou. On the pitch of Takhti Stadium, south of Tehran, the two sides fought to a 3-3 draw.

Sepahan getting ready for showdown with Pas


PLDC - Despite heavy snow and unpleasant weather, Sepahan’s practice sessions went on during the last couple of days. According to reports , the Ararat stadium of the city of Esfehan hosted Sepahan players for practice everyday last week. In absence of three national team player, Edmond Bezik, Reza Hasanzadeh and Mohorram Navidkia, Mr Kazemi works his team with enthusiasm.

Banned players of 13th week


PLDC - 15 players banned from playing in the 13th week of the Iranian Professional League are as follows (Farsi) :

Fathollahzadeh: We are going to keep Roland Koch


PLDC - The managing director of Esteghlal club with emphasizing on keeping koch mentioned several times I have changed the coach due to success or unsuccessfulness of them but at this time I request all of my friends to let me for at least one time I myself make the final decision.

Javad Kazemian: I will not play against Denmark


PFDC - Below you can read a recent interview with Javad Kazemian, Al-Ahly’s player that was published on Iran Varzeshi newspaper. It seems in despite of his brilliant plays at the beginning when he joined Al-Ahli, he is not scoring as much in his recent games.

A foreign striker in Perspolis


PLDC - Perspolis football club will tryout a new striker next week. According to IRNA, Managing director of Perspolis football Club; "In addition to strengthing the team and improving its performance this year, the team has hired a new coach.

Mahmoodi, youngest Iranian player of Canadian NFL National Team


CANADA - He is the smallest member of Team Canada's under-20 junior football team and also one of its youngest at 17. But Hamid Mahmoudi, a 5-foot-9, 146-pound defensive back, is convinced he was born to play football - even if his country of origin is Iran, where soccer rules.

German coach of Esteghlal Tehran on verge of being fired


IRNA - The German coach of Iran's football powerhouse Esteghlal-e Tehran, Roland Koch, is about to be dismissed from his post, following his team's mediocre performance this season, the bi-weekly sports magazine kicker said on Monday.
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