Iranian club Esteghlal hot favorites Asian club championship q-finals


Kuala Lumpur- Iranian club champions Esteghlal will be the clear favorites in the West and Central Asian Group, while the East Asian zone looks to be a much closer affair when the Asian Club Championship (ACC) resumes with the regional quarter -final next month, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday.

Iran stands 29th on FIFA rankings


Tehran- FIFA, the world's soccer governing body, announced Wednesday that Iran winning 641 points has been put in the29th place in its latest rankings chart.

Daei ranked 29th goal scorer


IranMania- The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has announced the list of the best goal scorers in 2001. Ali Daei, the Iranian National Team Captain has been placed 29th with ten goals to his name.

Asian Cup in February 2002


IranMania- The Asian Cup championship of the West Asia group will take place in UAE in February 2002.

Parvin calls for punishment of football hooligans, warns to quit


IRNA - Head Coach of Pirouzi, Ali Parvin, lauded Mansour Pour-Heidari for his support Sunday, urging the officials to  prohibit football hooligans from wrongdoing.

Blazevic to cease ties with Iran


Sportalasia- Croatian coach Miroslav Blazevic has announced that he will not renew his contract with the Iran Football Federation (IFF).

Iranian teenage football sensation waiting to succeed Daei


IRNA- He is only 17 years old but he is already being chased by Germany's top professional clubs seeking his goal-scoring services.

Blazevic to walk away from Iranian promise


Sportalasia- After promising to renew his contract with the Iran Football Federation last week, Croatian coach Miroslav Blazevic has now opted to break that promise and take charge of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Iran's first division football matches continue


Tehran- Second leg first division of Iranian soccer club matches are scheduled to reopen Sunday in Tehran.

Persepolis's close shave


IranMania- In the Iranian Elimination Cup, Persepolis met Abumoslem of Khorasan at home and the hosts managed to draw 1-1 and thereby win on aggregate. The game, played at Azadi stadium, had 5000 spectators.

Blazevic Contract Undecided


TEHRAN -Iran's Football Federation announced Monday that the final decision on the Croatian coach of the national team Miroslav Blazevic will made soon, IRNA reported.

China beats Iran in Qatar soccer Friendship Cup


IRNA- The under-23 soccer squad of China defeated Iran's youth team Monday in the Qatar-based Friendship Cup.In its first match, the Iranian side was beaten 1-0 in the Al-Sadd Stadium.

Iranian Karim Bagheri names Asian best player for December


IRNA -Iranian international Karim Bagheri has been selected as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Player of the Month for December after his inspirational displays for Qatar side Al Sadd helped them win the last-ever Arab Club Championship in front of their home fans at the Qassem Ben Hamed Stadium in Doha.
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