Behzad Katiraei: "It's better if our national team doesn't go to Hong Kong."

PLDC - Ethics Manager of the sports committee told reporters: "my reason behind this personal suggestion is that the financial sponsor of the tournament is an alcoholic beverage company." Behzad Katiraei added," this company is one of the main sponsors of FIFA which unfortunately is more influential than other companies.

Abbassi appointed Barq manager

IRNA - Former player and coach of Shiraz-based Barq, Mohammad Abbassi was installed as the new head coach of the team. Barq managing director told IRNA on Monday: "Following the resignation of Ebrahim Qassempour, Abbassi was selected to do the job thereafter."

Karimi resumes practices

IRNA - National striker of Iran and the import of the UAE's Al Ahly, Ali Karimi, who was sidelined due to a leg injury for a month returned to the football field on Monday.

That was then, this is now

PFDC - Below you can find a comparison in IPL standings after the first half was completed between this year (2003) and last year.  This news has been published on Jahane Football newspaper.

UAE end Oman campaign, join Qatar, Iran and Jordan in semis

MUSCAT - Hosts Oman crashed out of the Asian Football Confederation’s Under-14 Football Festival after losing to neighbours United Arab Emirates 1-5 in a league match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex yesterday.

Sepahan football club will face Azerbaijan national team

PLDC - Sepahan football club, Iran's representative in the West Asian Games, will face Azerbaijan national team in a friendly next month.

Iraq hold Iran as UAE, Qatar notch contrasting wins

MUSCAT - As hosts Oman cooled their heels the match of the day was between Iran and Iraq in the Asian Football Confederation’s Under-14 football festival at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher yesterday. Kuwait’s absence from the festival meant that yesterday’s fixture for Oman was scratched out and all the eyes were on the duel between Iran and Iraq.

Esteghlal-Sepahan game is postponed!

PLDC - The first leg match between Esteghlal Tehran and Sepahan Esfehan in the quarter finals of the Iranian elimination Cup (Hazfi Cup) is postponed.

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.