Qarar`s young guns go down fighting to Iran


KUWAIT CITY: Even considering the inadequacies of youth this has been a performance Qatar’s footballers and officials would want to forget in a hurry.

Salehpour helps Paykan past Pirouzi; Zob holds Esteqlal


Striker Mehdi Salehpour of Paykan scored the golden goal Monday against the popular team of Pirouzi, helping his side eliminate the reds and vault into the semifinals of the countrywide league. Playing on the pitch of Azadi Stadium, the two teams of capital fought to a goalless tie during the normal time.

Juventus Fire Four Past Perugia


07 April 2002 (Teamtalk) - Goals from Alessandro Del Piero (2), David Trezeguet and Christian Zenoni helped Juve move in to third as they thrashed Perugia 4-0.

Nekonam draws a smile on Ivankovic lips, Syria dismiss Palestine in West Asian Games


MEF - KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Iran suffered throughout the second-half of their game against Qatar, before Javad Nikonam earned them all three points from a glancing header in the 84th minute, stirring his side to a flattering 2-1 victory over their counterparts.

Third-place can't lift Pourheidari's blues


AsianFootball - Iranian champions Esteghlal took third place in the Asian Club Championship with an emphatic 5-2 win over Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi but despite the crushing defeat it was a hollow victory for head coach Mansour Pourheidari.

Enayati late show denies Palestine


A last-gasp equaliser from Reza Enayati saved Iran's blushes on the opening day of the West Asian Games as they secured a 2-2 draw with Palestine in Kuwait City.

Esteghlal clinch third spot in Asian Club Championship


AsianFootball - Iran's Esteghlal secured third place in the 21st Asian Club Championship on Friday with a 5-2 trouncing of Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi.

Suwon win second consecutive Asian Club Championship


AsianFootball - Korea's Suwon Samsung Bluewings won the Asian Club Championship for the second consecutive year after defeating Anyang LG Cheetahs in a penalty shootout in Tehran on Friday.

We are aiming Gold Medal, says Iran's Croat boss Ivankovic


MiddleeastFootball - KUWAIT CITY, April 3: Croat manager Branco Ivankovic said on Wednesday "Iran came to the West Asian Games with the Olympic side, still we will be all out to claim the gold medal", in a special interview with the Kuwaiti TV.

Vahedi Nikbakht to sit out ACC semi


FootballAsia- Esteghlal take on Anyang LG Cheetahs in Wednesday's Asian Club Championship semi-final without the services of the suspended Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht.

The pressure's on: Pourheidari


FootballAsia - Despite his ice-cool exterior and calm demeanor when dealing with the masses of Iran's media, Esteghlal coach Mansour Pourheidari knows that a nation is banking on his team to succeed in the Asian Club Championship to help ease the pain of Iran's failure to make the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals.

Anyang skipper unfazed by Azadi


FootballAsia - Anyang LG Cheetahs captain Choi Yoon-yeol is determined that his side will not be affected by what could be in excess of 100,000 Esteghlal fans cheering on the Tehran side at the intimidating Azadi Stadium in Wednesday's Asian Club Championship semi-final.

Asian soccer semis not canceled despite heavy rain: Alizadeh


Tehran, April 3, IRNA - Manager of the Azadi Sports Complex's Public Relations Department announced Tuesday that in spite of heavy rain the semifinals of the 21st Asian Club Championships will be held here Wednesday afternoon.
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