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July 17-21, 2000 / Tir 27-31, 1379

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July 21, 2000

Esteqlal back home

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Esteqlal is back in Tehran after its training camp in Yugoslavia, including two friendly matches with top Yugoslav teams. Here are some comments from the coach and plyers >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


Wanted: Goal scorers

Tehran (Iran daily) -- Esteqlal is still talking with top palyers. But with too many defenders and halfbacks, the club is zeroing in on forwards >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


Pour-Heydari: Player evaluation

Tehran (Iran daily) -- Game results in Yugoslavia were not important, rather what Esteqlal head coach Mansour Pour-Heydari was looking for was player evaluation and finding the right line-up for next season >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN



* Esteqlal back home
* Wanted: Goal scorers
* Pour-Heydari: Player evaluation
* Iranian cycling wins gold medal
* Esteqlal loses second match
* Remembering a tragic accident
* Cycling: Five medals
* Alidousti in Peykan
* Skiing on grass
* Iran & Karimi best of the month
* Esteqlal rocks Belgrade
* San Jose loses despite Azizi's assist
* American at home coaching in Iran

* Daei, Alvez, Preetz: Who to start?
* Persepolis has no case
* Persepolis can't sell stock

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July 20, 2000

Iranian cycling wins gold medal

(Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian Cycling Team managed to win its first gold medal in its history in the Asian Cycling Championships being held in Shanghai, China >>> FULL TEXT


Esteqlal loses second match

(Iran Sports Press) -- Tehran's Esteqlal Club were defeated by Yugoslav side Meletseenar 4-2 on Wednesday in a friendly match. Esteqlal club return to Iran after taking part in two friendly matches against Yugoslav club sides. Esteghlal managed a 1-1 draw against Naprdac on July 17.


Remembering a tragic accident

(Iran Sports Press) -- The heart breaking story of Mohammad Parsa, former player on Payam football team, stresses the need for sporting organizations within Iran to provide insurance coverage for their players to protect them in event of a tragic accident. Accidents, such as the one from which Parsa lost his youth to, must be reviewed regularly to remind and pressure Iranian sports officials to provide health insurance coverage to all athletes >>> FULL TEXT


July 19, 2000

Cycling: Five medals

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Iranian cyclists have so far won five medals in the Asian championships being help in Shanghai (no gold yet) >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


Alidousti in Peykan

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Hamid Alidousti has become the head coach of Peykan. Alidousti is also the assistant head coach of the national team >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


Skiing on grass

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Iran will host its first international grass skiing competition in two weeks >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


July 18, 2000

Iran & Karimi best of the month

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- The Asian team of the month is Iran and the player of the month is Ali Karimi, The Asian soccer federation announced >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


Esteqlal rocks Belgrade

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Esteqlal nearly defeated Yugoslavia's top soccer team, but the match played in Belgrade ended in a tie >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


San Jose loses despite Azizi's assist

(Iran Sports Press) -- In a game that San Jose Earthquakes were missing three of their starters due to injuries & suspensions, Colorado Rapids snatched a win in the last 2 minutes of the match at San Jose State Spartan Stadium. The game highlighted the return of Khodadad Azizi from almost four weeks of inactivity >>> FULL TEXT


July 17, 2000

American at Home Coaching in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Gary LeMoine, the first American coach for an Iranian team since the 1979 Islamic revolution, says his work with the national basketball team is another step toward improving relations between Tehran and Washington. ``The fact that I've been hired by Iran should definitely be considered as part of greater people-to-people contacts between the two nations. I hope this will also open up contacts between the two governments,'' he said >>> FULL TEXT


Daei, Alvez, Preetz: Who to start?

Hertha Berlin's coach Roeber told the media that he believed his team was well prepared and had more than enough players in the front lines. Last season, Ali Daei and Michael Preetz started the season as the starting forwards but the late acquisition of Alex Alvez and the nominal performance by the Iranian Daei prompted the change in the lineup >>> FULL TEXT


Persepolis has no case

Tehran, (Iran Varzeshi) -- Soccer supervisory board rejects Persepolis' complaint that Mehdi Hashemi-Nasab's signing with Esteqlal was illegal >>> FULL TEXT


Persepolis can't sell stock

Tehran, (Iran daily) -- Plans to sell Persepolis shares to the public has been opposed by the sports director of Tehran Province who says the club is a national company not a private enterprise >>> FULL TEXT


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