Al Ahli beat Saudi rivals


Gulf News - Vulnerable defence and some controversial refereeing decisions almost made Dubai's Al Ahli lose the three points of their match against their counterparts and namesakes of Saudi Arabia in the encounter held yesterday at Al Shabab Club and ended 3-2 to the home team in the Asian Clubs Championship.

Iran stand in S. Korea’s way


SOUTH Korea will hope to go one better than they did at the World Cup when they take on defending champions Iran in the pick of the football semi-finals today. 

Koreans happy about Daei's absence


PLDC - The semi final match of the 14th Asian games between Iran and South Korea is due to take place today, 10/10/2002, in Busan. The predictions of the event all point to a tough game and a 50 percent chance of success for each team.

Esteghlal- Al Faisali match comments


PLDC - After the match between Esteghlal and Al Faisali which ended as a 2-0 victory for Esteghlal, here are the comments made by the team members and officials.

Korean coach Park takes responsibility for semi-final loss to Iran


AFP - South Korean coach Park Hang-Seo was on the verge of quitting on Friday after his young team lost to Iran in a dramatic penalty-kick decider to the Asian Games semi-final clash.

Bild Feld gives 110 thousand Mark discount to Persepolis


PLDC - Persepolis owes Armenia Bielefeld Feld of Germany the sum of 500,000 Marks for the issuance of Karim Bagheri’s recommendation letter.

Mobali, "I knew I would score"


PLDC - Iman mobali was the man who scored the winning goal for Iran against Kuwait in the semifinal leg of the 14th Busan games on Tuesday, 8th October.

Winning Start For Esteghlal in AFC Champions League


Iran giants Esteghlal made a successful start to their AFC Champions League campaign with a 2-0 defeat of Jordan's Al Faisaly in the first leg of Qualifying Round 3 (Zone 1) at the Takhti Stadium in Tehran on Wednesday.

Mourning Daei out of Asian Games


Iran have suffered a major blow to their hopes of retaining their Asian Games men's football gold medal after it was revealed on Monday that the father of inspirational captain Ali Daei has passed away.

Hamam asks Farahani to join FIFA committee


PLDC - Mohammad Ben Hamam, Head of the Asian Football Confederation, reacted to the recent resignation of Mohammad Safaei Farahani as head of the Iranian Football Federation in a letter to the man.

Daei very upset with father’s death


PLDC - Abolfazl Daei, the esteemed father of Ali Daei, Iranian National Team captain and Al Shabab striker, passed away yesterday, 18/10/2002, due to a heart attack.

Kazemi, “Sepahan still has problems”


PLDC - It seems that Sepahan of Esfahan is already up against problems even before the beginning of the new Iranian 2002-2003 league season.

Favourites all through, but they will find going tough in last eight


FOOTBALL hype at the Asian Games is on the rise with the quarter finals set for tomorrow.
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