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.

Suwon down Nasaf to reach Asian Club Championship final


Asian-Football - Defending champions Suwon Samsung Bluewings of Korea have advanced to their second consecutive Asian Club Championship final after defeating Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi 3-0 in monsoon conditions at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

Anyang set up all-Korean final in Asian Club Championship


Asian-Football - Anyang LG Cheetahs of Korea scored a surprise 2-1 win over Iranian side Esteghlal in Tehran on Wednesday to set up an all-Korean final at the 21st Asian Club Championship.

Suwon and Anyang chase Asian Club Championship


SportalKorea- K-League sides Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Anyang LG Cheetahs will be looking to continue Korea's domination of the Asian Club Championship when they play Uzbekistan's Nasaf Karsi and Iran's Esteghlal Tehran respectively in the semi-finals of the tournament in Tehran on Wednesday, April 3.

Perspolis-Peykan match without Fanaei


According to reports it will be either Junakyzadeh or Karimi who will defend Perspolis' goal against the high scoring Peykan team.

Avanesian leaves Zvartnots for Iran


Zvartnots Yerevan forward Mgen Avanesian has signed for Iranian second division side FC Bargh Shiraz. "

Iran trio opt out of West Asian Games


Iran look set to be without three key players due to club commitments for their West Asian Games campaign. Following their failure to qualify for the 2002 World Cup, Iran are keen to field a strong side for the West Asian tournament in Kuwait City later this month.

Blazevic as a journalist criticises his successor Jozic


ZAGREB, Croatia, March 29 (DSA) - Former Croatian and Iranian national team coach Miroslav Blazevic will work as a journalist at the forthcoming World Cup 2002.

Anyang arrives in Tehran


PLDC- The Korean Anyang LG team, accompanied with their 20 players, arrived in Tehran today to take part in their upcoming match against Esteghlal Tehran in the 21 round of the Asian Club Championship.

Karimi-less Al-Ahly inflicted home defeat as the Reds boot out of title race


MiddleeastFootbal DUBAI, March 30- Injured Iranian international forward Ali Karimi was sorely missed by title challengers Al-Ahly who were handed a 3-1 home defeat by defending champs Al-Wahda, in one of the most entertaining matches played for the count of the 14th Week.

Ranjbar: The Final List will be Annouced Today


PFDC - The fourth training session of the Iranian national team before the West Asian Games was done today. Mohammad Ranjbar, the team's caretaker talks about the final list.
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