Begovic after Elimination championships


PLDC - Foolad is playing against Mes Kerman in their away leg of the Elimination Cup tournament on Tuesday, 12/11/2002. Vingo Begovic, head coach of Foolad Khouzestan, commented in this regard, "We intend to play with all our might as we aim to become the champions of the tournament.

Persepolis wants both cups


PLDC - According to Aref Mohammadvand, Persepolis player, the defensive stance of the teams in the Professional League is not attractive and is not approved by the fans. But in their week four match against Zob Ahan, Persepolis's 3-2 loss was because Zob Ahan had closed all areas of attack to Persepolis.

Best of the Fourth Week of the League


PLDC - In the fourth week of the professional Iranian League 20 goals were scored by the teams. Of the 7 matches played, two were draws. The following is an evaluation of the best of the fourth week :

Parvin looking for ideal formation


PLDC - In an interview after Persepolis lost at home to Zob Ahan of Isfahan with the result of 1-0 in the 4th week of the Iranian Professional League, Mahmood Khordbin (Persepolis team supervisor) said, “After a recommendation by the technical staff and pleadings by the players, Sohrab Entezari (who was told to leave practice sessions and club by Parvin ,head coach, because of bad performance) was once again allowed to take part in the club camp and began training.”

Hamburg's Mahdavikia recovers from back injury to return to practice


IRNA - Hamburger SV's Iranian international striker Mehdi Mahdavikia returned to team practice after being sidelined with a severe back injury for three weeks, the club online site said Friday.

Iran must persevere, urges national team supervisor


AFC - Iran national team supervisor Mohammad Ranjbar has urged the side not to rest on its laurels after their Asian Games victory in Busan last month.

Zarincheh, “We must win from Abu Moslem”


PLDC - It appears that Javad Zarincheh will take up his usual post in Esteghlal Tehran as team captain and defender for the 4th week match against Abu Moslem on Friday, 08/11/2002. After the recent two losses by Esteghlal, the club is walking on a knife edge despite the promises of the head coach, Koch, of future victories.

Malavan hopes for one point


PLDC - Malavan Anzali will face Sepahan Esfahan away in the 4th week of the Iranian Professional League on Friday, 08/11/2002 and is apparently hoping for the draw and keeping their present position (11th) in the table.

Yavari, “Estehglal will lose in Mashhad”


PLDC - In the 4th week Professional League match Esteghlal Tehran will play against Abu Moslem on Friday, 08/11/2002 in Mashhad. Abu Moslem who is doing well in fifth place in the league table is determined to defeat the guests.

Iranian starring pair ready for Dubai’s big derby


MEF - DUBAI, Nov. 6: International Iranian strikers Ali Karimi of Al-Ahly and Farhad Majidi of Al-Wasl are roaring for Dubai’s upcoming titanic derby, as both clubs have witnessed mixed fortunes in the opening three weeks of league action here in the United Arab Emirates.

Ebrahimi, “Persepolis has problems scoring goals”


PLDC - Naser Ebrahimi (Persepolis coach) spoke to the press after Persepolis lost at home to Zob Ahan of Isfahan with the result of 1-0 in the 4th week of the Iranian Professional League.

Darabinian, “We beat the strongest team”


PLDC - In the 4th week of the Iranian Professional League, Persepolis lost at home to Zob Ahan of Isfahan with the result of 1-0. This was Persepolis’s first defeat so far but was a valuable victory for Zob Ahan.

Only Elimination Cup matches during Ramadan


PLDC - Iran’s Professional League Organization will apparently pay more attention to the Elimination Cup matches during the holy month of Ramadan (from 6/11/2002 to 5/12/2002).
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