Esteghlal winners of Union Cup tournament


PLDC - Esteghlal became the winners of the Iranian Union Cup, which ended on Thursday, 26th September, when they defeated Foolad Khouzestan. Foolad took second place and the Azerbaijan National team stood third.

Tabatabaei, “The best will be chosen”


PLDC - Hadi Tabatabaei, Esteghlal goalkeeper, became involved in side issues and other matters just before the end of the 2001-2002 league season and therefore kept away from the press and media for a while.

Iran thrashes Afghanistan 10-0


PLDC - In their first match today, 28/September/2002 (14th Asian Cup Tournament, Busan- South Korea) against the Afghanistan National Team, Iran become the undisputed winners of the match with the score of 10–0

Afghanistan slump to big defeat on return


Afghanistan returned to the international sporting arena for the first time since 1994 on Saturday, but their soccer team was outclassed as it slumped to a 10-0 defeat against defending Asian Games champions Iran.

South Koreans chase soccer gold at Busan Asian Games


South Korea’s footballers will be hoping that a wave of World Cup-style euphoria can sweep them to glory when they launch their quest for Asian Games gold here Friday.

International football returns to Afghanistan


Well, in Afghanistan the national team hasn't played a match against another country since 1984!

Ebrahimi object to Ivancovic as coach


PLDC - Naser Ebrahimi, old hand of Persepolis, is not happy with the National Team goings-on and has begun to voice strong objections to the head coach, Ivancovic.

National Team is in Busan


PLDC - The Iranian National Football Team players and staff left Tehran early yesterday morning, 25th September for South Korea to take part in the 14th Asian Games.

Iran to meet Afghanistan "mystery" team in Busan on Saturday


Afghanistan who last played in an international tournament in 1984 takes on Iran in an opening Group E encounter on Saturday (Sept 28), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said.

Afghanistan set to end 20-year exile


After an exile of almost twenty years, the footballers of Afghanistan are now planning the downfall of Asian Games champions Iran.

Dadkan angry at paper


PLDC - The Iranian National football Team will soon be off to Busan, South Korea for the 2002 Asian games. Mohammad Dadkan, the new head of the Iranian Football Federation spoke about the upcoming event and the Iranian National Team in a recent press interview.

Derakhshan believes in Omid Team


PLDC - According to Hamid Derakhshan (Iranian National Youth Team 'Omid' coach), the National Team can become successful in Busan

Holders Iran dogged by controversy


Iran's hopes of successfully defending their Asian Games football title have suffered a setback as infighting within the squad threatens to destabilise their gold medal dreams.
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