Cameroon to send strong soccer squad

Timesofindia - African Champions Cameroon leads a field of eight nations — four each from Asia and Africa — in the inaugural Afro-Asian Games beginning in Hyderabad later this month. “Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and Rwanda from Africa and Iran, Uzbekistan, Malaysia and hosts India from Asia will participate in the Games,” All India Football Federation president Priyaranjan Dasmunsi said on Tuesday.

Iran down New Zealand in battle of the continents

FIFA - A resurgent Iran continued Asia’s dominance of the AFC/OFC Challenge Cup with a convincing 3-0 victory against New Zealand in Tehran on Sunday. Two first half goals from Ali Karimi and a third from 17-year-old Hossein Kaabi gave the home side an easy victory in the contest played between the AFC (alternately the winners of the Asian Cup or Asian games) and OFC champions.

Branko Ivankovich: " We didn't have enough time to organize the full squat to play together."

PLDC - The Head Coach of Iran's national team, Branko Ivankovich congratulated everyone for this victory, and emphasized that this victory against New Zealand was the result of the hard work of the entire staff and the players.

Round ball wins the crowd count

nzherald - Even if Telstra Dome in Melbourne is packed for the All Blacks' World Cup opener today, it won't be the biggest crowd watching a New Zealand team in action this weekend.

Iran to Entertain Turkmen U-17 Football Squad Oct. 11

Mehr News Agency – Iran will play host to Turkeminstan’s under-17 football team here Saturday.

Iran’s Top Futsal Goalscorer to Leave for Italy Early Saturday

Mehr News Agency – Top Asian futsal goalscorer Vahid Shamsaei will leave here for Italy at 03:00 a.m. Saturday. The Iranian player is to join Lazio and play against Naples in the fourth match of Milan-based team.

Two debutantes for All Whites

nzcity - Two debutantes and a positional change for the new skipper are features of Mick Waitt's All Whites team to play Iran in Monday morning's soccer clash in Tehran.

North Korea-Iran Football Match Postponed

Mehr News Agency – The first-leg preliminary match of the Asian Cup between North Korea and Iran was postponed, said the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Wednesday.

Born-again All White grabs his chance

What the 21-year-old Wellingtonian had not envisaged was doing so for the All Whites – and certainly not as soon as Monday's Asia-Oceania Challenge Cup match against Iran in Tehran.

Iran Names Football Squad for New Zealand Match

Mehr News Agency- Iran's Croat manager Branco Ivankovic Tuesday named 22 players for the Asia-Pacific match against New Zealand.