October 23-27, 2000 / Aban 2-6, 1379
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October 27, 2000
Majidi off to Dubai?
Tehran, (Hamshahri) -- Esteqlal and national soccer team star forward
Farhad Majidi will join Dubai's Al-Wasl >>>
Talebi: "I hope my resignation will be accepted"
Tehran Oct. 27 (Iran Sports Press) -- In an interview with Iran
News Network (IRNN) on Friday, Jalal Talebi said he hopes the Iranian Football
Federation accepts his resignation. "I hope they accept my resignation.
After something like this happens, which involves the feelings of people,
there must be change and I must leave", Talebi said >>>
China to host 2004 Asian Cup
Beirut Oct. 27 (Iran Sports Press) -- China, who have yet to win
an Asian Cup title, will depart Lebanon with something to smile about,
as they won the bid to host the 2004 Asian Cup finals. Iran, lacking sufficient
resources, withdrew its bid in hopes it will be able to put forth a more
convincing bid in 2008 >>>
* Majidi off to Dubai?
* Talebi: "I hope my resignation will be accepted"
* China to host 2004 Asian Cup
* Farahani: "We don't have enough money!"
* Talebi: "Mahdavikia Should Say Why He Played Poorly"
* Mahdavikia: "I owe everything to the national team"
* Jalal Talebi submits resignation
* Azizi: "We did not deserve to win"
* Iran hoping to host 2004 finals
* Iranian girl becomes world chess champion
* The final straw for Jalal Talebi
* Asian cup shocker
* Iran knocked out of Asian Cup by South Korea
* China murders Qatar
* Shalhoub takess Saudi Arabia to quarter finals
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October 26, 2000
Farahani: "We don't have enough money!"
Tehran Oct. 26 (Iran Sports Press) -- With audio: In an interview
on Thursday, Safaee Farahani, the President of the Iranian Football Federation,
said he will shoulder all the responsibility for Iran's early exit from
the Asian Cup finals. "I am sorry for what happened in Asian Cup finals",
said Farahani. "I am saying sorry not because I did not do something
that I had to do, because I did everything that could have been done in
my capacity. We had record number of friendly matches in past year, and
everything was done to prepare our team", he added >>>
Talebi: "Mahdavikia Should Say Why He Played Poorly"
Tehran Oct. 26 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: In an interview
on Thursday, Jalal Talebi, the former head coach of the Iranian National
Team, said the results in Lebanon were 'acceptable'. "The results
themselves were good in Lebanon", Talebi said. "It happens all
the time in European games where a team gets knocked out in the golden
goal period", he added >>>
Mahdavikia: "I owe everything to the national team"
Hamburg Oct. 26 (Iran Sports Press) -- With audio: In an interview
on Thursday, Mehdi Mahdavikia blasted the Iranian media for magnifying
internal rifts in the Iranian National Team. "The media has created
side issues for our players. Instead of focusing on the game our players
are worried about what the papers are saying about them", Mahdavikia
October 25, 2000
Jalal Talebi submits resignation
Tehran Oct. 25 (Iran Sports Press) -- Upon arrival in Tehran on
Wednesday at Mehrabad Airport, Jalal Talebi submitted his resgination to
Safaee Farahani, the President of the Iranian Football Federation. While
the IFF has to approve the resignation, based on Farahani's comments at
the airport Talebi's tenure is very much over. Talebi was met at the airport
by Farahani and other members of the IFF. According to sources, Farahani
asked Talebi to submit his resignation upon arrival >>>
Azizi: "We did not deserve to win"
Tehran Oct. 25: The Iranian National Team arrived in Tehran on
Wednesday following a dismal performance at the Asian Cup finals in Lebanon.
Among the players returning to Iran were Khodadad Azizi and Karim Bagheri
Iran hoping to host 2004 finals
Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) -- Iran will try to persuade Asian football officials
that the most qualified venue for the 2004 Asian Cup finals is Isfahan
October 24, 2000
Iranian girl becomes world chess champion
Madrid, Oct 24, IRNA -- Atousa Pour-Kashian, a young Iranian chess player,
won the gold medal in the under-12 World Chess Competitions held in Spain.
The competition included various categories for men and women >>> FULL TEXT
The final straw for Jalal Talebi
Iranb Sports Press -- In the tenth minute of the first extra time period
Lee Dong-Gook's goal left millions of Iranian football fans numb, as if
time had frozen and what had just taken place was a figment of the imagination.
Unfortunately Korea's golden goal was for real, and to the shock and dismay
of Iranians worldwide Iran was eliminated in the quarter finals of the
Asian Cup. Iran, a country with passion for football like no other Asian
country, was out of the Asian Cup >>>
Asian cup shocker
Tehran, (Hamshahri) -- Iran's elimination in the Asian Cup championship
has shocked everyone. Here's a play by play report from Hamshahri newspaper's
sports editor >>>
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October 23, 2000
Iran knocked out of Asian Cup by South Korea
Tripoli (Lebanon), Oct. 23 (Iran Sports Press) -- He came on as a sub
14 minutes from time, provided the equalizer for a team mate in the dying
minute of normal time, snatched the winner 10 minutes into extra-time as
South Korea knocked out Iran from the quarter-finals stage of the Asian
Cup, the game being played today in the northern city of Tripoli. South
Korea, the first qualifiers to the last four stage, are due to measure
themselves next Thursday against the winners of tomorrow's other quarter-finals
tie between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait >>>
China murders Qatar
Sidon (Lebanon), Oct. 23 (Iran Sports Press) -- China raised their game
to perfection before dispatching spiritless Qatar today in the quarter-finals
round of the Asian Cup, setting up what could prove an explosive titanic
clash with Japan in next Thursday's last four stage. Japan, tipped by many
observers to land the coveted prize for the second time in the last three
editions, are due to face Iraq tomorrow in another quarter-finals tie >>>
Shalhoub takess Saudi Arabia to quarter finals
Sidon (Lebanon), Oct. 20 (Iran Sports Press) -- A dazzling performance
by 20-year old promising striker Mohamed Al-Shalhoub was enough for Saudi
Arabia to thrash Uzbekistan 5-0, moving ahead to the quarter-finals stages
of the Asian Cup. The hero of the game, a long-standing outfit at the bench
during Milan Macala reign, was a starter for the first time as he inspired
his side to a much-needed victory, claiming a hat-trick, and leaving the
other two goals to fellow mates Marzouq Al-Otaybi and Nawwaf Al-Temiat
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