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October 13, 2000

Watch Iran's goals

Beirut ­ Oct. 12 (Iran Sports Press) -- Watch Iran's four goals against Lebanin in the Asian Cup championships >>> FULL TEXT


Daei: "Lebanon will not make it through"

Beirut ­ Oct. 12 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: In a post game press conference following Iran's 4-0 defeat of Lebanon on Thursday, Iranian captain and star striker said the Lebanese team will have problems ahead against Iraq. "The Lebanese team is too young for these games", Daei told reporters. "I hope they player better but Lebanon will have problems", he said >>> FULL TEXT


Briefs from Lebanon

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- News briefs from the Asian Cup in Lebanon... Free tickets from Lebanese fans... bonuses from Irqais... 15,000 Iranian fans... >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT



* Watch Iran's goals
* Daei: "Lebanon will not make it through"
* Briefs from Lebanon
* Iran thrash Lebanon in Asian Cup opener
* Iran favorites to win Asian Cup 2000
* Persepolis facing financial crisis
* Talebi: We're here to win
* Give Talebi a break
* Lebanon: Poor hosts
* Violence threat at Asian Cup looms
* Zivadinovic: "I'm scared of Iran"
* Azadegan standings
* Mark your calendars: Asian Cup

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October 12, 2000

Iran thrash Lebanon in Asian Cup opener

Beirut ­ Oct. 12 (Iran Sports Press) -- Iran staged a remarkable debut in their run-up to claim the Asian Cup for a record fourth time in their history, before inflicting hosts Lebanon a humiliating 4-0 defeat in front of nearly 55.000 home fans crammed at Beirut's Sports City Stadium tonight >>> FULL TEXT


Iran favorites to win Asian Cup 2000

(Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran last won the Asian Cup, Asia's most prestigious title, twenty four years ago. For Iranians memories from that game have never gone away. Kuwait's goal keeper, Ahmad Tarabulsi, handled the ball outside his penalty box in minute 73. A free kick was awarded to Iran, from which Ali Parvin scored Iran's winning goal. A spectacular shot which left Tarabulsi hopelessly wondering what had happened >>> FULL TEXT


Persepolis facing financial crisis

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- There are growing signs that Persepolis is facing serious financial difficulties. Some players are complaining that their salaries have not been paid >>> FULL TEXT


October 11, 2000

Talebi: We're here to win

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- "We are here to take the championship," says national soccer team head coach Jalal Talebi about the Iran's chances in the Asian Cup matches in Lebanon, which start Thursday. In an interview, he said he expects Khodadad Azizi to join the team, but Mehdi Tabatabaie's injuries means Vaezi will defend the goal >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Give Talebi a break

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Jalal Talebi has been criticized for changing the squad line-up from a 2-4-4 to a 3-5-2. But his critics should act smart. This in the Asian Cup finals and we need to tone it down a little, even if Talebi has made the wrong decision >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Lebanon: Poor hosts

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- The Lebanese hosts of the Asian Cup have not provided proper facilities to the Iranian soccer team. Maybe they are trying to ruin the team's morale, says Sattar Hamadani >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


October 10, 2000

Violence threat at Asian Cup looms

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - With the threat of more violence looming in the Middle East, the Asian Cup soccer tournament intends to proceed with its opening ceremony on Thursday. The 12-nation tournament, Asia's premier soccer event, is the biggest sports event in Lebanon since the end of the civil war in 1990 >>> FULL TEXT


Zivadinovic: "I'm scared of Iran"

BEIRUT, October 9 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Yugoslavian head coach of Iraq, Milan Zivadinovic, said he fears Iran in its group games. Zivadinovic said on Monday he is satisfied with his team but is scared of Iran. He added Iran are a tough opponent as they have a number of 'big players' on their team >>> FULL TEXT


Azadegan standings

Tehran October 9 (Iran Sports Press) -- Latest Azadegan League standings: Saipa and Zobahan have taken first and second place, taking advantage of fewer games played by Persepolis and Esteqlal >>> FULL TEXT


October 9, 2000

Barzegar resigns

TEHRAN, October 7: Mansour Barzegar, the head coach of the Iranian Wrestling Team, said upon arrival in Iran on Saturday that he has submitted his resignation to the Iranian Wrestling Federation. Barzegar said he will no longer be involved in the Iranian wrestling Federation >>> FULL TEXT


Iran defeat Hamburg

LÜBECK, October 6 (Iran Sports Press) -- Hamburg´s coach sent his B-team to the field against Iran, as only Anthony Yeboah, Nico Jan Hoogma and Martin Groth were members of the first team. Iran started very strong, in the 2nd minute Ali Daei shot the ball over the goal and only five minutes later it was Daei again, but Schober got the ball. Iran controlled the midfield, Ali Karimi did well as playmaker, former Bielefeld-midfielder Bagheri played the defensive part behind the young Karimi >>> FULL TEXT


Brazil thrash Iran

RIO DE JANEIRO, October 6 (Iran Sports Press) -- The Iranian National Futsal Team suffered a 8-1 defeat at the hands of World Champions Brazil in a friendly match on Friday. Brazil's goals were scored by Tobias (2 goals), Schumacher (3 goals), Hawk, and Vander (2 goals). Iran's only goal was scored by Ahmad Baghbanbashi >>> FULL TEXT


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