Futsal: Iran in comfort zone

IRNA - Instead of the current European Champion Italy, Iran have found themselves lumped together in Group D with Uzbekistan and England in prestigious US dlrs 150,000 futsal tourney, the Kuala Lumpur (KL) World 5s futsal tournament, which will be held at the Putra Stadium about 40 km from here from June 3-8.

Mahdavikia voted Hamburg's Player of Season

AFC - IRAN'S Mehdi Mahdavikia was voted Hamburg SV Player of the 2002/2003 season after a superb 12 months where he not only topped the assist charts in Germany, but also in process played a big role in steering Hamburg to an UEFA Cup place next season.

IFF: "Nasser Shirdel will be suspended for two weeks and he is fined two million Rials."

PLDC - Nasser Shirdel, Peykan player ,will be out for suspension for 2 weeks and will be fined two million Rials.

PLDC - Hamid Derakhshan:"I have not had any talks regarding coaching Mashinsazi yet."

PLDC - So far I have had few offers from some Tehrani and Shahrestani teams and I will make the final decision by studying all these offers carefully."

LG Cup: Iran warn Eagles

AS the day approaches swiftly for the LG Electronics four nations gold cup starting in Abuja on May 30, Iran, one of the participating countries have sent out warning signals that they are coming to Nigeria to retain the trophy.

Bahram Atef: "I will NOT take the ZobAhan job"

PLDC - Bahram Atef, the former Head Coach of ZobAhan who a few weeks ago was sent to Germany by the club for a coaching class, admitted his disinterest in guiding the team for another season.

Kavianpour: "I have talked with Esteghlal's management."

PLDC - Kavianour who paid to receive his release permit himself, and has another 6 months of contract with Perspolis, has indicated that he would like to renew his contract if the conditions are met.

Shahrokhi summons 22 players

IRNA - Homayoun Shahrokhi invited 22 players on Sunday to attend the training sessions of national soccer camp. Iran's head coach has urged the footballers gather together in the camp on May 26-27.

Nekounam winner gives Pas second place in league

IRNA - National midfielder Javad Nekounam on Sunday grabbed the winner for Pas, handing visitor Abu Moslem a 1-0 defeat and his side the second place in the league's table.

Mahdavikia linked to Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle

IRNA - Several English Premier League teams, among them Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle United, have reportedly indicated their interest in signing SV Hamburg's Iranian international forward Mehdi Mahdavikia, the bi-weekly kicker sports magazine said Monday.

Arminia eye Mothashami swoop

PlanetFootball - BUNDESLIGA strugglers Arminia Bielefeld have earmarked Iranian international Amin Mohtashami as the player who will spearhead their attack next season.

1860 Munich 2-4 Bochum - Hashemian Scored

Bochum ended their season in style with a four-goal blast against mid-table rivals 1860 Munich.

Kazemian will arrive in Tehran on Tuesday. Saipa club management: "There has been no foreign invitation for Kazemian."

PLDC - Javad Kazemian, Saipa's famous striker who signed a 6 month contract with Al-Ahli club of UAE will be back in Tehran on Tuesday when his contract ends.