New-look Asian Champions League cranks into gear


The race for the richest prize in Asian club football moves up a gear this week as 26 teams slug it out in the latest qualifying rounds of the AFC Champions League.

Seyed Abassi, “I'm one of the younger


PLDC - Young Davood Seyed Abassi (ex-Fajr Sepassi player) has now joined Sanat Naft of Abadan for the new 2002-2003 Professional League season.

Esteghlal v Al Faisali on Wednesday


PLDC - The German head coach of Esteghlal of Tehran spoke briefly about the upcoming match between Esteghlal and Al Faisali of Jordan (Asian Clubs Cup) in Tehran on Wednesday, 9th October.

Persepolis camped out in Germany


Perepolis of Tehran left for Frankfurt, Germany on Friday for a week-long camp and a number of friendly matches with German clubs.

Afghanistan go home after conceding 32 goals


AFGHANISTAN said goodbye to the Asian Games football tournament yesterday after their week-long journey was followed by three matches in which they conceded 32 goals on their return to international sport.

Lacklustre Iran move into last eight


Defending champions Iran clinched their place in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games football tournament on Saturday after drawing 1-1 with Qatar but they were lucky to escape with a point from a lacklustre display.

Iran and Kuwait set up Bangkok final repeat


Kuwait earned themselves a chance of revenge for their 1998 final defeat when they booked an Asian Games quarter-final clash with football champions Iran here on Saturday.

Strichco, “Karimi was best UAE foreign player”


PLDC - According to Strichco (Croatian head coach of Al Ahli), Ali Karimi has been named as the best foreign player of the 2001-2002 UAE League.

Khordbin: “St. Pauli match unclear”


PLDC - Mahmood Khordbin, Persepolis Supervisor, spoke to the press briefly about his team's condition yesterday, “Team condition is good and we have no problems.

Ansarian enters the world of cinema


PLDC - Ali Ansarian, controversial Perspolis player, has appeared as himself in two evening serials in Iran so far.

Mehdi Monajati wants National Team success


PLDC - Mehdi Monajati, ex head coach of the Iranian National Youth Team has much to say about the recent victories and successes of the Iranian National Youth Team in the 14th Asian Games in Busan.

Shooters first defeated Iranian group in Busan


PLDC - The first Iranian group to become disqualified in the preliminary stage of 14th Asian games in Busan was the Iranian shooting team.

Hejazi pessimistic about Iran


PLDC - In their second match in the 14th Asian games in Pusan, Iran defeated Lebanon with the score of 2-0.
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