It's Four-midable For Iran


MegaSoccer - Iran were declared Asian Games champions for the fourth time in their history after defeating Japan 2-1 in the final. They have now set their sights on their opponents' continental crown as they vie for the title of being the best team in Asia.

Iran clinch gold with win over Japan


FIFA - Defending champions Iran won the Asian Games men's football title for the fourth time with a 2-1 victory over Japan on Sunday after second-half goals from Javad Kazemeyan and Mohsen Bayatiniya.

Maielikohan, "This was Iran's best game"


PLDC - According to Mohammad Maielikohan, ex-National Team and Saipa coach, the National Team played very well against Japan.

Ivancovic, "This victory is for Daie"


PLDC - The Croatian head coach of the Iranian National Team, Branco Ivancovic, has presented the victory of Iran against Japan to Ali Daei, National Team captain and Al Shabab player.

A gold to win for Ali Daei


AFP - DEFENDING champions Iran aim to clinch a fourth Asian Games football crown today and dedicate victory to the man whose goal-scoring prowess will be sorely missed in the showdown with Japan.

South Korean coach remains tight-lipped on quit speculation


AFP - South Korean coach Park Hang-Seo, under fire after his young team failed to reach the final of the Asian Games football, refused to speculate on his future on Sunday after the Koreans won a consolation bronze medal with a 3-0 win over Thailand.

Training and Mourning for Persepolis


PLDC - The Persepolis entourage returned from their camp in Hanover on Friday, 11/10/2002, and they are now preparing for the new Professional League season which will begin from Thursday, 17th.

Daie returns to Tehran


PLDC - Ali Daei, National Team captain and Al Shabab striker, returned to Tehran yesterday morning from his trip to Ardebil (hometown) where he had gone for the burial ceremony of his late father.

Esteghlal prepares for Pas match


PLDC - Esteghlal of Tehran began their final leg of training in preparation for their Week One Professional League match against Pas of Tehran from yesterday, 13/10/2002.

Iran 10th in the Busan rankings


PLDC - The latest rankings in the 14th Asian Games Tournament, shows Iran as holding 10th place. Iran so far has received 13 bronze, 9 silver and 5 gold medals and has 27 points.

Ivancovic, “Let’s think about Japan”


PLDC - After the 1-0 victory Iran gained against South Korea in the semifinal leg of the 14th Asian Games in Busan, Branco Ivancovic (the Croatian head coach of the Iranian National Team) said:

Three-time champions Iran faces Japan for Asian Games soccer gold


AP - After failing to make the finals of soccer's World Cup, a young Iranian side will be trying to win a fourth Asian Games title when it plays Japan on Sunday.

UAE Under-20 squad lose to Iranian visitors


Gulf News - The UAE's Under 20 football team lost their last friendly match against Folad of Iran 0-3 on Thursday, two days before leaving for Doha, Qatar, to take part in the finals of the Asian Youth Championship, October 15-31.
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