Atef on the way to Italy

PLDC - According to rumors, Bahram Atef- ex-head coach of Zob Ahan- intends to leave for Italy to join a football club of that country. In a recent interview with the press he commented in this regard, “It is true that I intend to go to Italy.

Comments on the Persepolis – Machin Sazi match

PLDC - In the continuation of the Elimination Cup matches, Machin Sazi of Tabriz faced Persepolis of Tehran at home and lost the match with the score of 1-0 on Friday, 15th November. Afshin Peyrovani, defender, scored the only goal of the match for Persepolis in the 14th minute. Below is the various comments made by Parvin and a few Persepolis players after the match.

Dinmohammadi, “All is up to Koch”

PLDC - Dinmohammadi, Esteghlal player, took part in the match against Uzbekistan, which ended with the 1-0 victory of Esteghlal in the first leg of this round of the Asian Clubs Super Cup.

Hasheminasab boosts Esteghlal's Champions League hopes

AFC - Esteghlal's Mehdi Hasheminasab kept a promise to his team's passionate fans and made a point to Iranian national team coach Branko Ivancovic as he sparked the Tehran giants to victory over Uzbekistan's Neftchi this week in the final qualifying round of the inaugural AFC Champions League.

Majidi scored for Al Wasl

Gulf News - League champions Al Ain maintained their lead at the top of the standings following a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Dubai's Al Wasl in fifth week's action of the UAE First Division league at Qattara stadium on Thursday.

Eskandarian sets a record

Cary, N.C. - The #4 seeded University of Virginia men's soccer team recorded a 4-1 victory over the #5 seeded Duke Blue Devils in the quarterfinals of the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference at the SAS Soccer Complex.

Iran to surprise football world in future tournaments: German Coach

IRNA - Top German coach and former technical director of Iranian first division football team Paykan, Klaus Schlappner, predicted that Iran's national football squad would cause a stir at future international tournaments such as the World Cup and Olympic Games.

Esteqlal will meet Neftchi on Nov 26

IRNA - Representative of Iran, Esteqlal, has been scheduled to play the second-leg Asian clubs match against Neftchi of Uzbekistan on November 26.

Hasheminasab desires to be fixed again

PLDC - Mehdi Hasheminasab, Esteghlal striker, became the hero of the day when he scored for his team in the 50th minute and defeated the opponents with the score of 1-0, in the Esteghlal of Tehran and Naftchi of Uzbekistan match in the Asian Super Clubs Cup tournament (13/11/2002).

Koch, “We are aiming for Asian championship”

PLDC - After the 1-0 victory of Esteghlal against Naftchi of Uzbekistan in the away leg of the Asian Clubs Super Cup the head coach of Esteghlal, Ronald Koch, commented, “We are aiming for the Asian championship title.

Pakhtakor beat Al Ahli

Gulf News - Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan defeated Al Ahli of UAE (3-2) in the first leg of the Asian Football Champions league pre-quarterfinals in Tashkent yesterday.

Seraj, “Higher expectations of Foolad”

PLDC - Behnam Seraj is a dependable player for Foolad Khouzestan who is not involved in side issues and is very supportive of his club.

Maeilikohan not going to Ahwaz yet

PLDC - Mohammad Maeilikohan (ex-head coach of Saipa) is apparently the first choice for Esteghlal Ahwaz who has not had a coach since the start of the season.