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November 3, 2000

Esteghlal defeat Al-Sad

Doha - November 3 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran's Esteghlal defeated Qatar's Al-Sad Club 1-0 on Friday in the first leg of the Asian Club Winner's Cup. A solo run by Ali Samere in minute 76 gave Esteghlal the winning goal against Al-Sad. Despite dominating the match, Esteghlal failed to finish off numerous chances infront of the Al-Sad goal >>> SEE VIDEO


Dino Zoff says 'No'

Rome - November 3 (Iran Sports Press) -- Dino Zoff, the former head coach of Italy, said 'no' to the Iranian Football Federation offer to recruit the experienced coach for the Iranian National Team. "I have other things to do for improvement of my career", Dino Zoff said. Dino Zoff resigned from the Italian National Team following Italy's second place finish at the Euro2000 finals. He is currently coaching Italian club side Lazio.



* Esteghlal defeat Al-Sad
Dino Zoff says 'No'
* Persepolis defeat Al-Ain
* Parvin: "Arab should not have refereed"
* Bagheri plays in Charlton's reserve
* Iran may be punished for "forged" documents
* Persepolis ready for Al-Ayn
* Asian youth match schedule
* Talebi out, Brazilian coach in?
* Let's put Lebanon behind and get on with it
* Basketball player with the pros in Italy
* Japan win Asian Cup
* Farahani: "Talebi does not wish to coach"
* War of words on Football Show

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November 2, 2000

Persepolis defeat Al-Ain

Tehran, November 2 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran's Persepolis defeated UAE Club champions Al-Ain 2-0 on Thursday in Azadi Stadium. The two sides will meet again in two weeks time in Al-Ain for the return match of the Asian Cup Winners Cup Championship. Persepolis striker Payam Rafat's excellent finishing gave Persepolis the win against an unimpressive Al-Ain side >>> FULL TEXT


Parvin: "Arab should not have refereed the match"

Tehran, November 2 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Following Persepolis' 2-0 defeat of Al Ain on Thursday, Ali Parvin, the head coach of Persepolis, blasted the Saudi Arabian referee, Abdul Rahman Al-Zayd for his poor refereeing >>> FULL TEXT


Bagheri plays full 90 minutes in Charlton's reserve

London, November 2 (Iran Sports Press) -- Karim Bagheri played a full 90 minutes in Charlton's reserve game away to Watford last night. Bagheri who was playing in a central midfield position looked very impressive, and hasnt looked so good in the games he has played for the Addicks upto now >>> FULL TEXT


November 1, 2000

Iran may be punished for "forged" documents

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Five members of the Iranian under-17 national soccer team who played in the recent Asian championships, had forged birth certificates that showed them to be younger than their actual age, according to sources close to Asian Football officials >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Persepolis ready for Al-Ayn

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- "We're ready to go," says Ali Parvin, the head coach of Persepolis which will host the UAE's Al-Ayn club on Thursday >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Asian youth match schedule

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- The Asian yough soccer championships will kick off in 11 days. See the match scedule and check with your local bar to arrange live sattelite broadcasts >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


October 31, 2000

Talebi out, Brazilian coach in?

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Football federation head Mohesen Safaie Farahani has accepted the resignation of national team coach Jalal Talebi. Now there's a possibility that a Brazilian coach may be hired to take over -- at least for now >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Let's put Lebanon behind and get on with it

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Commentary: There's no point in beating ourselves to death over the national soccer team's disappointing performance in the Asian Cup. We have important matches coming up very soon. Let's get our act together >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Basketball player with the pros in Italy

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Did you know Behnam Mahmoudi, the national basketball team member, plays for a professional Italian team? >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


October 30, 2000

Japan win Asian Cup

Beirut - October 30: Frenchman Philippe Troussier has been running out of superlatives to describe Japan's fabulous achievement of winning the Asian Cup on Sunday evening, stating that "It was an honour to lead the side to land the trophy in the Middle-East." >>> FULL TEXT


Farahani: "Talebi does not wish to coach under any circumstance"

Tehran - October 30 (Iran Sports Press) -- At a press conference on Monday, Safaee Farahani, the President of the Iranian Football Federation discussed the reasons for the failure of the Iranian National Team at the Asian Cup finals in Lebanon. Farahani pointed to Japan's success as a model to follow >>> FULL TEXT


War of words on Football Show

Tehran ­ Oct. 28 (Iran Sports Press) -- Adel Ferdousipour found himself running for cover in a crossfire between guests of his popular football show Football 90 on Saturday. In what turned out to be the most exciting and watched edition of Football 90, Ferdousipour had to contain his guests as the show turned into a 'war of words' and heated debates between Jalal Talebi and Mehdi Mahdavikia at one end, and Safaee Farahani and Mohammad Razmjoo at the other. "There has been a misunderstanding", Ferdousipour was forced to say to mediate his guests >>> FULL TEXT


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