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Pre-Asian Cup
Queiroz renews Iran deal for 4 more years - Press TV (September 17, 2014)
Ashkan Dejagah: Iran winger leaves Fulham for Al-Arabi - BBC (July 29, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz agrees new contract to stay at Iran until 2018 - Tehran Times (July 19, 2014)


World Cup 2014
Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Iran - FIFA (June 25, 2014) | Match Report
Iran slump out of World Cup with disappointing defeat to Bosnia - The Guardian (June 25, 2014)
Iran's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16 ended as they lost to already-eliminated Bosnia-Hercegovina - BBC (June 25, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz, the master of defence, has to press forward with Iran - The Guardian (June 24, 2014)
Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals - FIFA (June 24, 2014)
Queiroz: Bosnia game is our World Cup final - FIFA (June 24, 2014)
Defying ban, Iranian women watch World Cup with men in public - CNN (June 23, 2014)
Lionel Messi describes his late winner over Iran as ‘wonderful moment’ - The Guardian (June 22, 2014)
Argentina through after Lionel Messi breaks battling Iran at the last - The Guardian (June 21, 2014)
Iran cheers World Cup soccer squad despite loss to Argentina - LA Times (June 21, 2014)
Fans of the Iranian 2014 World Cup team, watch the games in Los Angeles - LA Times (June 21, 2014)
Messi stunner seals late Argentina win - BBC (June 21, 2014)
Messi magic takes Argentina through - FIFA (June 21, 2014) | Match Report
Haghighi: Iran excel in tough situations - FIFA (June 21, 2014)
World Cup: 'Celebrity status' for Iran fans in Brazil - BBC (June 21, 2014)
World Cup 2014: Carlos Queiroz to leave job as Iran coach - BBC (June 20, 2014)
Iran-Argentina referee missed penalty, red card: Queiroz - Press TV (June 21, 2014)
Iran soccer, short on funds and facing long odds, preps for Argentina in World Cup - WP (June 20, 2014)
Steven Beitishour: Man from San Jose who plays for Iran - BBC (June 20, 2014)
How 'Team Melli' has changed Iran's image - Telegraph (June 19, 2014)
Queiroz praises plucky Iran - FIFA (June 16, 2014)
Goals dry up as Iran, Nigeria draw - FIFA (June 16, 2014) | Match Report
Nigeria and Iran lower World Cup pulse with forgettable goalless draw - The Guardian (June 16, 2014)
On paper, Nigeria should beat Iran - The Guardian (June 16, 2014)
Iran v Nigeria match preview - The Independent (June 15, 2014)
FIFA World Cup TV Schedule


Pre-World Cup
Carlos Queiroz: fans must judge players on reality of Iranian football - The Guardian (June 17, 2014)
Messi stunner seals late Argentina win - BBC (June 17, 2014)
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani gets into World Cup spirit with Twitter photograph - Telegraph (June 17, 2014)
Carlos Queiroz retaining order amid chaos of Iran's World Cup buildup - The Guardian (June 15, 2014)
The American Soccer Coach on Iran's Bench - Time Magazine (June 15, 2014)
Iran's World Cup Zeal Wanes as Match Draws Near - NY Times (June 11, 2014)
Trinidad and Tobago 0-2 Iran - Goal (June 8, 2014)
Iran: World Cup 2014 team guide - The Guardian (June 6, 2014)
World Cup 2014: Iran tactics and key questions - the expert's view - The Guardian (June 4, 2014)
Queiroz trims Iran squad to 24 - FIFA (June 1, 2014)
5 Iran players to watch at the World Cup - AP (May 31, 2014)
Iran Beat the "Great Satan" at the 1998 World Cup. Now It Has an American Player - Slate (May 19, 2014)
Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz fumes as infighting leaves his squad woefully underprepared - Telegraph (May 14, 2014)
Iran World Cup 2014 squad: Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah is selected - The Guardian (May 13, 2014)
Steve Beitashour wants to play for Iran in World Cup - LA Times (May 6, 2014)
From Iran to Brazil via Charlton - Reza Ghoochannejhad takes flight - The Guardian (April 25, 2014)
Arsenal reportedly 'open talks' with Rubin Kazan over 'Iranian Lionel Messi' Sardar Azmoun - The Independent (March 28, 2014)
World Cup quiet achievers Iran and Nigeria keen to change perceptions - SBS (March 28, 2014)
Queiroz: Iran's quality can win Asian cup - FIFA (March 27, 2014)
Born in the U.S., Playing for Iran - NY Times (March 22, 2014)
Iran's prospects hampered by lack of big-game experience - Telegraph (March 21, 2014)
Friendly: Iran 1-2 Guinea - AFC (March 5, 2014) | Video
Iran defeats Kuwait 3-2 in AFC Asian Cup qualifier - Press TV (March 3, 2014)
I'm the biggest name in football... but friends call me 'Gucci', says Charlton's Iranian striker Ghoochannejhad - Daily Mail (February 13, 2014)
World Cup preparation problems frustrate Iran manager Carlos Queiroz - The Guardian (February 6, 2014)
Reza Ghoochannejhad signs for Charlton - CAFC (January 30, 2014)
Queiroz: This is our World Cup - FIFA (January 17, 2014)
Iranians troll Messi on Facebook - AFP (December 10, 2013)
Iran drawn with Argentina in 2014 FIFA World Cup - Press TV (December 7, 2013)
Final Draw reveals intriguing groups - FIFA (December 6, 2013)
Overseas duo boost Iran hopes - FIFA (November 29, 2013)
Iran, Qatar book Asian Cup places, China wait - Eurosport (November 20, 2013)
Iran routs Thailand 3-0 in AFC Asian Cup qualifier - Press TV (November 16, 2013)
Iran defeats Thailand in 2015 Asia qualifier - Press TV (October 15, 2013)
As tensions thaw, has the US challenged Iran to a game of soccer? - NBC (October 9, 2013)
US-Iran Soccer Game Ideal for Diplomacy – US State Dept. - RIA (October 8, 2013)
Earthquakes’ Steven Beitashour chooses to represent Iran over United States - SI (October 7, 2013)
Report: San Jose Earthquakes' Steven Beitashour called up by Iran for Asian Cup qualifier - MLS (October 4, 2013)
Queiroz: I want to take Iran to the next level - FIFA (August 20, 2013)
Brazil berth propels Iran up Ranking - FIFA (July 11, 2013)

WC 2014 Qualifiers
Iran and South Korea qualify for 2014 World Cup as Uzbekistan miss out - The Guardian (June 18, 2013) | Video
Iran closes in on World Cup dream with 4-0 win over Lebanon - Press TV (June 11, 2013) | Video
Asian giants awake from their slumber - FIFA (June 11, 2013) | Match Report
Iran win, end Qatar's qualification hopes - AFP (June 4, 2013) | Match Report
Iran downs Qatar 1-0 in WCup qualifying - AP (June 4, 2013) | Video
Japan becomes first team to reach 2014 World Cup - SI (June 4, 2013)
Kuwait holds Iran to 1-1 draw in Asia Cup qualifiers - Press TV (March 26, 2013) | Video
Iran thrashes Lebanon 5-0 in Asian Cup qualifier - Press TV (February 6, 2013) | Video
Iran 0-1 Uzbekistan - FIFA (November 14, 2012)
Ten-man Iran beats S Korea in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match - Press TV (October 16, 2012) | Video
Iran 1-0 Korea Republic - FIFA (October 16, 2012)
Historic win for Lebanon over Iran - FIFA (September 11, 2012) | Match Report
Tunisia 2 - Iran 2 - Soccerway (August 15, 2012) | Video
Qatar leave Iran with a point - AFP (June 12 , 2012)
Iran 0 - Qatar 0 - FIFA Match Report (June 12 , 2012) | Video
Iran beats Uzbekistan 1-0 in World Cup qualifying - SI (June 3, 2012)
Iran 1 - Uzbekistan 0 - FIFA Match Report (June 3, 2012) | Video
Asia's final round takes shape - FIFA (March 9, 2012)
Familiar foes reunited en route to Brazil - FIFA (March 9, 2012)
Iran 2-Qatar 2 - FIFA Match Report (February 29, 2012)| Video
Qatar, Iran advance after World Cup qualifier draw - AP (February 29, 2012)
Dejagah set for Iran debut - AFP (February 28, 2012)
Iran-Jordan friendly ends in two-a-piece draw - Press TV (February 23, 2012)
Iran on the cusp after comfortable win - FIFA | Match Report
Iran defeats Indonesia 4-1 - Press TV (November 15, 2011) | Video
Last-gasp Iran deny Bahrain - FIFA (November 11, 2011)
Iran 1 - Bahrain 1 - FIFA (November 11, 2011) | Video
Iran 6 - Bahrain 0 - FIFA (October 11, 2011) | Video
Iran bludgeons Bahrain in WCup qualifier - Press TV (October 11, 2011)
Politics and football mix as Iran hosts Palestine - CNN (October 5, 2011)
Qatar holds Iran to 1-1 draw in WCup qualifier - AP (September 6, 2011) | Video
Iran 1 - Qatar 1 - FIFA (September 6, 2011)
Iran 3 - Indonesia 0 - FIFA (September 2, 2011) | Video
Iran 1 - Maldives 0 - FIFA (July 28, 2011)
Queiroz confirmed as new Iran coach - CNN (April 4, 2011)

2011 Asian Cup
Japan claim fourth Asian Cup with extra-time win over Australia - The Guardian (January 29, 2011)
South Korea take third place at Asian Cup - CNN (January 28, 2011)
Penalty joy for finalists Japan - AP (January 25, 2011)
Iran vs South Korea - Video (January 22, 2011)
Iran 0-1 South Korea (AET): Yoon Bit-Garam Sinks Team Melli In Extra Time - Goal (January 22, 2011)
Iran coach keeps up title hopes - FIFA (January 19, 2011)
Iran UAE Goals - Video (January 19, 2011)
Iran 3 - UAE 0 - Goal (January 19, 2011)
Iran 1 - N. Korea 0 (Video) (January 15, 2011)
Iran first into Asian Cup quarterfinals - CNN (January 15, 2011)
Iran advance as champions recover - FIFA (January 15, 2011)
Iran 2- Iraq 1 - AFC Video (January 11, 2011)
Iran on target as DPR hold UAE - FIFA (January 11, 2011)
Iran defeats Iraq 2-1 in Asian Cup opener - AP (January 11, 2011)

July 2007
South Korea through after shootout - CNN (July 22, 2007)
Koreans urged to come of age against Iran - ESPN (July 21, 2007)
Iran coach expects easy win over Malaysia - ESPN (July 17, 2007)
Iran coach satisfied over draw with China - Xinhua (July 16, 2007)
China 2-2 Iran: Nekounam seals fightback - ESPN (July 15, 2007)
Iran battle back to beat Uzbekistan - ESPN (July 11, 2007)
Foxes recruit Iran defender Kaebi - BBC (July 5, 2007)
Mahdavikia, Iran's flawless 'magic carpet' - AFP (July 2, 2007)

June 2007
Mexico destroy Iran in friendly - AFC (June 10, 2007)
Ghalenoiee without five key players for Mexico friendly - AFC (June 3, 2007)

May 2007
A Legend Retires - Goal.com (May 29, 2007
Legend Daei retires after leading Saipa to league title - AFC (May 29, 2007
AFC Futsal Championship: Iran back on top after fitting finale - AFC (May 19, 2007

April 2007
Retire No 10 jersey in honour of Daei, says Ghalenoiee - AFC (April 24, 2007

March 2007
Tehran derby ends in a draw - AFC (March 31, 2007
Iran edge Qatar 1-0 in friendly - AFC (March 25, 2007

February 2007
Teymourian makes Bolton debut - AFC (Februrary 12, 2007
Iran to play Belarus in friendly - AFC (Februrary 5, 2007

January 2007
Azizi named Abo Moslem coach - AFC (January 15,2007
Iran beat Stuttgart, UAE go down to Hamburg - AFC (January 11, 2007
IRIFF Transitory Board set up - AFC (January 4, 2007

December 2006
Fifa lifts Iran international ban - BBC (December 17, 2006)
Doha Asian Games: Iran beat Korea Republic to win bronze - AFC (December 15, 2006)
Host Qatar beats Iran 2-0 to enter Asiad soccer final - People's Daily (December 11, 2006)
Doha Asian Games: Iran in control with 2-1 win over Hong Kong - AFC (December 4, 2006)
Iran football federation to revise terms called by FIFA - ISNA (December 2, 2006)

November 2006
FIFA President announces temporary lifting of Iran ban - AFC (November 27, 2006)
International football ban for Iran over sacking - The Guardian (November 25, 2006)
FIFA suspends Iran Football Federation - FFIA (November 23, 2006)
Iran hit with international ban - BBC (November 23, 2006)
AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers: Enayati, Badamaki on target as Iran beat Korea Republic - AFC (November 15, 2006)
Iran calls up big guns for last Asian Cup qualifier - People's Daily (November 9, 2006)
Persepolis edge Esteghlal 2-1 - AFC (November 4, 2006)

October 2006
Iran coach Ghalenoiee defends his tactics - AFC (October 16, 2006)
Iran beat Iraq in LG Cup opener - AFC (October 5, 2006)

September 2006
Iran beat Syria 2-0: AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers - AFC (September 7, 2006)
Hashemian rescues Iran with last-minute strike - AFC (September 2, 2006)
Rezaei seals deal with Livorno - AFC (September 2, 2006)

August 2006
Allardyce makes midfield signing - BBC (August 29, 2006)
Syria hold Iran to 1-1 draw: AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers - AFC (August 16, 2006)
Iran edge UAE 1-0 in friendly - AFC (August 9, 2006)
Daie joins Saipa - AFC (August 9, 2006)

July 2006
Persepolis lose to Lazio in friendly - AFC (July 24, 2006)
Nekounam inks deal with Osasuna - AFC (July 6, 2006)

June 2006
Iran seek new direction after coach departs - ESPN (June 22, 2006)
Ivankovic disappointed not to win - BBC (June 21, 2006)
Iran 1 - Angola 1 - BBC (June 21, 2006)
Iran 1-1 Angola - ESPN (June 21, 2006)
Iranians seeking politics-free sport - BBC (June 21, 2006)
Angola finally score but miss out on second stage - The Guardian (June 21, 2006)
Portugal 2-0 Iran - BBC (June 17, 2006)
Portugal dispatch Iran to march on - CNN (June 17, 2006)
Iran boss hails Deco's brilliance - BBC (June 16, 2006)
Ronaldo could be fit to face Iran - BBC (June 16, 2006)
Daei gives Iran injury concern - BBC (June 12, 2006)
Mexico 3 - Iran 1 - BBC (June 11, 2006)
Mexico not as dominant as 3-1 score would indicate - SI (June 11, 2006)
Bravo for Mexico as his double denies Iran - The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Iran set to pull rug from under Mexico - The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Iran 1 Female fans 0 - The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Iran team face mass protest - The Guardian (June 11, 2006)
Nuremberg protest over Iran visit - BBC (June 11, 2006)
Sisters of Iran fire passion - The Scotsman (June 11, 2006)
Zandi misses Iran opener - Sky Sports (June 9, 2006)
World Cup swansong for Iran coach - BBC (June 8, 2006)
Iran's female fans yet to win equality - BBC (June 6, 2006)
Iran drub club side 5-0 - AFC (June 6, 2006)
L.A. Galaxy vs. Stars of Iran, UCLA - Gallery (June 4, 2006)


May 2006
Iran's president plays waiting game over invitation to Germany - The Guardian (May 29, 2006)
Croatia 2-2 Iran - BBC (May 28, 2006)
Ivankovic Branko eager to spring surprise in Germany - People's Daily (May 28, 2006)
Iran is back, desperate to finally take the next step - CNNSI (May 26, 2006)
L.A. Galaxy to play Select Stars of Iran in international exhibition at UCLA's Drake Stadium - PR (May 26, 2006)
Using Soccer To Kick Iran - CBS (May 20, 2006)
Hashemian hoping to recover in time - AFC (May 19, 2006)
Injured Jabbari out of Iran squad - AFC (May 14, 2006)

April 2006
President lifts ban on women watching football in Iran - The Guardian (April 25, 2006)
Sporting chance for Iranian women - BBC (April 24, 2006)

March 2006
Iran planning more friendlies, say reports - AFC (March 18, 2006)
Iran Olympic team for training camp - AFC (March 16, 2006)

February 2006
Nuclear strife must not halt Iran soccer match, Costa Rica president - People's Daily (February 22, 2006)
Ivankovic puts his faith in domestic squad - AFC (February 20, 2006)
set up Costa Rica friendly on March 1 - AFC (February 6, 2006)
Iran plans four friendlies - AFC (February 2, 2006)

January 2006
Parviz Ghelichkhani talks about political football in Iran (January 25, 2006)
Bayern Munich deny backing Iran - BBC (January 13, 2006)
Persepolis go down fighting to Bayern - AFC (Januray 17, 2006
Iran to play Ukraine in first warm-up - AFC (Januray 14, 2006
Persepolis-Bayern Munich friendly on Jan 13 - AFC (Januray 6, 2006

December 2005
Iran Fixtures & Guide (BBC)
World Cup finals draw - BBC (December 9, 2005)
Saipa close in on leaders - AFC (December 7, 2005)

November 2005
Karimi opens account in UEFA Champions League - AFC (November 25, 2005)
4276. Iran win Asian Indoor Games futsal title - AFC (November 24, 2005)
Togo finish last in Iran tournament - BBC (November 13, 2005)
Togo lose to Paraguay - BBC (November 11, 2005)
Togo in Iran for mini-tournament - BBC (November 10, 2005)

October 2005
Iran restricts footballers' style - BBC (October 11, 2005)

September 2005
Pas take over Iran League reins - AFC (September 19, 2005)
International Cup of Iran - UCLA (September 5, 2005)

August 2005
Iran overwhelm Libya in friendly - AFC (Auguast 30, 2005)
Karimi scores on Bayern debut - AFC (Auguast 23, 2005)
Iran to clash with Romania in friendly series - AFC (Auguast , 2005)
Nekounam ‘to join Kaiserslautern’ - AFC (Auguast , 2005)
Iranian Naraji joins Sheffield - AFC (Auguast , 2005)
Hamburger have no plans to shift Mahdavikia - AFC (Auguast 4, 2005)
Iran win West Asian U-15 title - AFC (Auguast 2, 2005)

July 2005
Iran end England tour abruptly after mounting security concerns - AFC (July 28, 2005)
QPR 3-0 Iran - BBC (July 24, 2005)
Furlong fells Iran but tourists get warm welcome - The Guardian (July 24, 2005)
An Interview with Branko Ivankovic - BBC Persian (July 20, 2005)
Millwall v Iran match likely to be called off amid fears of racist attacks - The Guardian (July 19, 2005)
Mahdavikia having a rough ride at Hamburger - AFC (July 13, 2005)
Magath impressed with Karimi after first training session - AFC (July 6, 2005)

June 2005
Iran are Asia’s new No 1: FIFA world rankings - AFC (June 19, 2005)
Team Melli book berth in World Cup with 1-0 defeat of Bahrain - AFC (June 11, 2005)
Iranian women gatecrash team's World Cup party - The Scotsman (June 9, 2005)
In Pictures: Football Celebrations in Iran - BBC Persian (June 8, 2005)
Japan & Iran in World Cup finals - BBC (June 8, 2005)
Iranian women kick out against football ban - The Guardian (June 6, 2005)
Iranian elite head for London and Portsmouth in summer tour - The Guardian (June 5, 2005)
. Iran take a giant step towards finals - AFC (June 8, 2005)
Iran held by Thailand as Japanese juggernaut rolls on - AFC (June 1, 2005)

May 2005
Iran down Azerbaijan in friendly - AFC (May 31, 2005)
Khodadad Azizi joins Austrian club - AFC (May 22, 2005)
Hashemian signs deal with Hannover 96 - AFC (May 17, 2005)
http://www.the-afc.com/en/component/content/article/2801 - AFC (May 17, 2005)
Iran star Karimi seals Bayern move - CNN (May 3, 2005)

April 2005
Mahdavikia rules out leaving Hamburg - AFC (April 26, 2005)
4492. Iran hits nine past helpless Tajikistan - AFC (April 9, 2005)
Iran continues winning streak - AFC (April 7, 2005)
Hashemian in the transfer market again - AFC (April 5, 2005)
German-based trio to lead IR Iran - AFC (April 4, 2005)
IR Iran arrives in Pyongyang - AFC (April 2, 2005)

March 2005
Fans rebel as Korea lose to Iran - Telegraph (March 31, 2005)
Iran close in on World Cup finals - FootballAsia (March 30, 2005)
Crowd trouble overshadows Iran win - FootballAsia (March 30, 2005)
Daei out of DPR Korea clash - FootballAsia (March 29, 2005)
Ivankovic stunned by Azadi tragedy - FootballAsia (March 29, 2005)
Zico's policies disrupting Japan's 'wa' - Japan Times (March 27, 2005)
No regrets for Zico despite defeat - FootballAsia (March 26, 2005)
Hashemian fires Iran past Japan - FootballAsia (March 25, 2005)
Hashemian double boosts Iran hopes - CNN (March 25, 2005)
Japan players at odds with Zico - Japan Times (March 25, 2005)
Japan set to ring the changes - FootballAsia (March 23, 2005)
Daei expects ‘hardest ever match’ - FootballAsia (March 22, 2005)
Late goal rescues Sepahan - FootballAsia (March 10, 2005)
Nekounam double sees off Al Rayyan - FootballAsia (March 10, 2005)
Stanko seeks strong start with Sepahan - FootballAsia (March 3, 2005)

February 2005
Late goal lifts Esteghlal past Pirouzi - FootballAsia (February 28, 2005)
Unlucky Pas go down to Esteghlal - FootballAsia (February 18, 2005)
Ivankovic satisfied with stalemate - FootballAsia (February 10, 2005)
Iran, Bahrain settle for point - FootballAsia (February 9, 2005)
The past is past, says Ivankovic - FootballAsia (February 9, 2005)
Iran squad in Manama for crucial World Cup qualifier - IRNA (February 7, 2005)
Iran fight back to defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina - FootballAsia (February 3, 2005)
Iran beats Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 - BBC Persian (February 2, 2005)
Azizi on alert for Bahrain clash - FootballAsia (February 1, 2005)

January 2005
Ivankovic confident of World Cup qualification - AFP (January 19, 2005)
Pas turn to Denizli - FootballAsia (January 4, 2005)
Ali Daei: "I can score 120 goals" - Fifaworldcup (January 2, 2005)

December 2004
Foolad cut Zob Ahan lead - FootballAsia (December 14, 2004)
Karimi confident of World Cup qualificiation - FootballAsia (December 9, 2004)
Karimi named Player of the Year - FootballAsia (December 9, 2004)
Daei looks to 2006 - BBC (December 1, 2004)

November 2004
Zob Ahan go level with Foolad - FootballAsia (November 29, 2004)
Iran and Thailand exit Futsal championship - FootballAsia (November 27, 2004)
Daei hits century as Iran progress - Football Asia (November 17, 2004)
DPR Korea keen to avoid Iran - FootballAsia (November 16, 2004)
Daei back in search of historic goal - FootballAsia (November 10, 2004)
Foolad draw level with leaders Saipa - FootballAsia (November 1, 2004)

October 2004
Iranian footballers get the yellow card over ponytails and hairbands - The Scotsman (October 29, 2004)
Iran bans long hair on the pitch - BBC (October 27, 2004)
Mayelikohan takes charge at Paykan - FootballAsia (October 27, 2004)
Honours even in Tehran derby - FootballAsia (October 24, 2004)
New Hamburg coach seeks Mahdavikia lift - FootballAsia (October 22, 2004)
Samereh doubles up as Esteghlal down Pas - FootballAsia (October 18, 2004)
Iran beats Qatar 3-2 in 2006 German World Cup qualifier - IRNA (October 14, 2004)
Hashemian at the double - FootballAsia (October 13, 2004)
Interview with Ali Daei - BBC Persian (October 9, 2004)
Germany win in front of huge crowd - CNN (October 9, 2004)
Iran's Roster
Germany beats Iran 2-0 in friendly to raise money for Bam quake - IRNA (October 9, 2004)
Excitement Mounts Over Germany-Iran Soccer Friendly - DW (October 8, 2004)
Klinsmann uses Iran to test youngsters - SoccerNet (October 8, 2004)
Daei doubtful for crunch Qatar tie - FootballAsia (October 6, 2004)
Klinsmann urges continued German aid for Bam quake victims - IRNA (October 4, 2004)

September 2004
Qatar down Iran to advance - FootballAsia (September 28, 2004)
Saipa stay perfect in Iran - FootballAsia (September 27, 2004)
Ivankovic to extend Iran contract - FootballAsia (September 22, 2004)
Qatar book spot in FIFA U-17s - FootballAsia (September 18, 2004)
China down Iran to reach final - FootballAsia (September 16, 2004)
Champions Pas lose Iran league opener - FootballAsia (September 15, 2004)
Iranian misses Israel match - BBC Sport (September 13, 2004)
Yanpi bags double in Iran win - FootballAsia (September 12, 2004)
Beckenbauer to attend Germany-Iran friendly match in Tehran - IRNA (September 11, 2004)
Jordanian suffers football fury - BBC (September 9, 2004)
Iran claim sweet revenge against Jordan - FootballAsia (September 9, 2004)
Iran on do-or-die mission in Jordan - FootballAsia (September 8, 2004)
Iran thump Malaysia to advance - FootballAsia (September 8, 2004)
Ten-man Iran overcome India - FootballAsia (September 6, 2004)
Azizi set to return against Jordan - FootballAsia (September 2, 2004)

August 2004
Asian Cup: Analysis & Review - BBC Persian (August 8, 2004)
Japan retain Asian cup - BBC (August 7, 2004)
Iran win the 3rd place in Asian Cup 2004: Picutre Gallery - People's Daily (August 7, 2004)
Iran triumph in adversity - FootballAsia (August 7, 2004)
Daei double steers Iran to third - FootballAsia (August 6, 2004)
Daei brace sinks Bahrain - BBC (August 6, 2004)
Bahrain and Iran not taking third place lightly - FootballAsia (August 5, 2004)
Ivankovic seeks return to club football - FootballAsia (August 5, 2004)
Iran coach slams referee for red card - People's Daily (August 5, 2004)
Japan insists China protect soccer team - Japan Times (August 5, 2004)
Golmohammadi apologizes for crucial miss - FootballAsia (August 4, 2004)
Iran finally overcome by the odds - FootballAsia (August 4, 2004)
China to meet Japan - BBC (August 3, 2004)
Daei sets sights on derailing China - FootballAsia (August 1, 2004)
Turmoil has made us stronger, says Iran coach - FootballAsia (August 1, 2004)

July 2004
Japan/Iran into semis - BBC (july 31, 2004)
Iran a different ball-game - FootballAsia (july 30, 2004)
My heart is still with the team, says Nosrati - FootballAsia (july 29, 2004)
Japan held by Iran - Japan Times (july 29, 2004)
Ivankovic breathes sigh of relief - FootballAsia (july 28, 2004)
Asian Cup preview: Iran face tough task to play Japan - People's Daily (july 28, 2004)
Daei doubt for crucial Japan clash - FootballAsia (July 26, 2004)
Ivankovic pragmatic about suspensions - FootballAsia (July 25, 2004)
Nosrati saves Iran blushes - BBC (July 24, 2004)
Iran escapes; Japan makes Asian Cup quarters - CNNSI (July 24, 2004)
Macala laments missed opportunities - FootballAsia (July 24, 2004)
Iran overcome Thailand - BBC (July 20, 2004)
Qatar sack Troussier - BBC (July 20, 2004)
Country before century insists Daei - FootballAsia (July 20, 2004)
Iran too strong says Chatchai - FootballAsia (July 20, 2004)
Iran name Asian Cup 22 - FootballAsia (July 13, 2004)
Britain needs to join the robotics race - The Guardian (July 8, 2004)
Sepahan claim Iranian cup title - FootballAsia (July 8, 2004)
Navidkia surgery successful - FootballAsia (July 6, 2004)
Mahdavikia wins Hamburg award - FootballAsia (July 2, 2004)

June 2004
Estgehlal to meet Sepahan in Iran cup final - FootballAsia (June 30, 2004)
Iran regain WAFF Championship title - FootballAsia (June 26, 2004)
Iran slam seven past Syria - FootballAsia (June 22, 2004)
Daei treble gives Iran perfect start - FootballAsia (June 18, 2004)
Iran seek WAFF Championship lift - FootballAsia (June 17, 2004)
Jordan stun Iran - FootballAsia (June 10, 2004)
Iran censured over nuclear probe - BBC (June 8, 2004)
Karimi powers Al Ahli to cup victory - FootballAsia (June 3, 2004)

May 2004
Playoffs to decide Iran league spots - FootballAsia (May 28, 2004)
Mahdavikia goal lifts Hamburg - FootballAsia (May 24, 2004)
Ivankovic names squad for Jordan clash - FootballAsia (May 21, 2004)
Home win not enough for Sepahan - FootballAsia (May 19, 2004)
Navidkia ruled out of Asian Cup - FootballAsia (May 17, 2004)
SA wins 2010 vote - BBC (May 15, 2004)
Korea make it six from six - FootballAsia (May 12, 2004)
Sepahan finish Iran season in style - FootballAsia (May 12, 2004)
Asian football looks to future - BBC (May 11, 2004)
Tunisia out of 2010 race - BBC (May 8, 2004)
Egypt: A matter of pride - BBC (May 7, 2004)
Karimi doubles up in Al Ahli win - FootballAsia (May 6, 2004)
Pakhtakor extend home winning record - FootballAsia (May 6, 2004)
Sepahan keep hopes alive - FootballAsia (May 4, 2004)
Pas claim Iran league crown - FootballAsia (May 4, 2004)

April 2004
Iran smash Malaysia for six - FootballAsia (April 30, 2004)
Iran seek win to stay in Athens 2004 hunt - FootballAsia (April 30, 2004)
Pas return to the top in Iran - FootballAsia (April 27, 2004)
Iran continue futsal reign - FootballAsia (April 25, 2004)
Iran to meet Japan again in futsal final - FootballAsia (April 24, 2004)
Africa's 2010 contenders - BBC (April 22, 2004)
German to play Iran in benefit match - FootballAsia (April 22, 2004)
Zob Ahan remain in pole position - FootballAsia (April 22, 2004)
'Helicopter' Hashemian lands Bayern move - FootballAsia (April 21, 2004)
Ittihad crush Sepahan to regain Group D lead - FootballAsia (April 21, 2004)
Without Visas, Iran Can't Be Everywhere It Wants to Be - Washington Post (April 20, 2004)
International Friendly Between Los Angeles Galaxy and Iran National Team Cancelled - PR (April 19, 2004)
Afghanistan scraps football team - BBC (April 19, 2004)
Shamsee nets seven in Iran Futsal win - FootballAsia (April 18, 2004)
Faraki calls for Chinese assistance - FootballAsia (April 18, 2004)
Iran delighted with Chinese win - FootballAsia (April 18, 2004)
Iran stay alive in Olympic football qualifiers - FootballAsia (April 16, 2004)
Iran eye sixth Asian futsal crown - FootballAsia (April 16, 2004)
Iran achieve highest world ranking - FootballAsia (April 15, 2004)
Afghan football fugitives caught - BBC (April 15, 2004)
Blow this for a game of football, say Afghans - The Guardian (April 14, 2004)
Faraki feisty ahead of China rematch - FootballAsia (April 13, 2004)
Hashemian to move to Bayern - reports - FootballAsia (April 8, 2004)
Karimi brace sees Sepahan home - FootballAsia (April 8, 2004)
Zob and Qatar SC share spoils - FootballAsia (April 6, 2004)
Iran cast half an eye on Asian Cup - FootballAsia (April 6, 2004)
Bayern eye Hashemian - FootballAsia (April 2, 2004)
Iran hit Laos for seven - FootballAsia (April 1, 2004)

March 2004
Galaxy to play national team of Iran (March 31, 2004)
RFK Likely to Host Iran-Guatemala on May 1 - Washington Post (March 31, 2004)
Iran Olympic coach resigns - FootballAsia (March 31, 2004)
China show spirit against Iran - FootballAsia (March 27, 2004)
China beats Iran 3-1 in Olympic soccer qualifier - People's Daily (March 27, 2004)
Confident Iran gunning for three points - FootballAsia (March 26, 2004)
Iran look to bounce back against China - FootballAsia (March 22, 2004)
Tehran battle was won on wit: Kim - FootballAsia (March 19, 2004)
Daei still the main man in Iran: Ivankovic - FootballAsia (March 15, 2004)
Esteghlal edge ahead in Iran - FootballAsia (March 10, 2004)
Mobali saves Iran's blushes - FootballAsia (March 3, 2004)
Iran coach tips China for success - FootballAsia (March 3, 2004)
Confident Iran wary of Malaysian heat - FootballAsia (March 2, 2004)

February 2004
Khatibi saves Arabi blushes - FootballAsia (February 25, 2004)
Esteghlal confirm Vahedinikbakht fee - FootballAsia (February 23, 2004)
Mehdi promises magic for Team Melli - FootballAsia (February 23, 2004)
Iran dump Qatar at empty Azadi - FootballAsia (February 19, 2004)
Iran dump Qatar at empty Azadi - FootballAsia (February 19, 2004)
Persian prowess will prevail: Ivankovic - FootballAsia (February 18, 2004)
Empty Azadi will hurt Iran: Troussier - FootballAsia (February 17, 2004)
Zob Ahan maintain Iranian poise - FootallAsia (February 12, 2004)
Zob Ahan size up Pakhtakor challenge - FootallAsia (February 11, 2004)
Sepahan look to make winning start - FootallAsia (February 10, 2004)
Japan held by Iran in Olympic warm-up - FootallAsia (February 9, 2004)
Mayelikohan pledges to attack - FootallAsia (February 8, 2004)
Vahedinikbakht leaves Esteghlal - FootallAsia (February 5, 2004)
Pas duo added to Iran Olympic side - FootallAsia (February 4, 2004)
Tehran derby ends in draw - FootallAsia (February 3, 2004)
Zandi - The new face in Iran - FootallAsia (February 3, 2004)

January 2004
Kabei double sinks Singapore - FootallAsia (January 31, 2004)
Iran Olympic prepare for Singapore test - FootallAsia (January 30, 2004)
Singapore contribute to earthquake fund - FootallAsia (January 30, 2004)
Iran drop interest in Hashemian - FootallAsia (January 29, 2004)
Pas regain Iran lead - FootallAsia (January 28, 2004)
Esteghlal maintain Iran lead - FootallAsia (January 21, 2004)
Iran eye sixth futsal crown - FootallAsia (January 20, 2004)
Mehdi seals four-year deal - FootallAsia (January 19, 2004)
China 2004 will be the best: Ivankovic - FootallAsia (January 18, 2004)
Draw for Asian Cup leaves all to play for - FIFA (January 16, 2004)
Japan handed Iran test - FootballAsia (January 15, 2004)
Asian Cup match schedule - FootballAsia (January 15, 2004)
Mahdavikia poised to extend deal - FootballAsia (January 15, 2004)
Iranian starlets slated for Singapore visit - FootballAsia (January 14, 2004)
Mahdavikia pledges allegiance to Hamburg - AFC (January 5, 2004)


2003

December 2003
Iran organises fund-raising games - AFC (December 30, 2003)
Top three win in Iran - AFC (December 29, 2003)
Mahdavikia linked with Roma - AFP (December 22, 2003)
Pas go top in Iran - AFC (December 22, 2003)
Hashemian strike saves Bochum - AFC (December 18, 2003)
Ansarian signs for Saipa - AFC (December 18, 2003)
Iranian race tightens up - AFC (December 15, 2003)
"Biggest honour of my career": Mahdavikia - AFC (December 10, 2003)
Mahdavikia named AFC Player of the Year - AFC (December 10, 2003)
Injury rules Daei out of league match - AFC (December 10, 2003)
Ivankovic not taking Asia's pedigree for granted - AFC (December 9, 2003)
Zob Ahan maintain four-point lead - AFC (December 8, 2003)
2006 World Cup Draw - Asian zone - The Guardian (December 5, 2003)
World Cup 2006 draw - BBC (December 5, 2003)
Premier League club eyes Iranian starlet - AFC (December 5, 2003)
Former Iran coach takes helm at Pirouzi - AFC (December 3, 2003)
Bashar brace steers Kuwait to victory - AFC (December 3, 2003)
Titanic clash between Kuwait and Iran in store - AFC (December 2, 2003)
Pirouzi make headway as top two falter in Iran - AFC (December 1, 2003)
Iran quit Bahrain International tournament - AFC (December 1, 2003)

November 2003
Daei's record goal hands Iran narrow win - AFC (November 28, 2003)
Iran beats Lebanon 1-0 - BBC Persian (November 28, 2003)
Daei unperturbed by scoring record - AFC (November 28, 2003)
Olympic side swap places with Iran senior squad - AFC (November 28, 2003)
Seven new players called for Iran clash - AFC (November 27, 2003)
Kazemian called up for Lebanon clash - AFC (November 25, 2003)
Bahrain to host international tournament - AFC (November 25, 2003)
Daei one goal away from national scoring record - AFC (November 24, 2003)
Schalke 04 eyes Mahdavikia - reports - AFC (November 24, 2003)
Ivankovic gunning for Asian Cup title - AFC (November 21, 2003)
Iran book passage to China - AFC (November 20, 2003)
Iran ready for battle of Beirut - AFC (November 18, 2003)
Iran duo remain impressive in Bundesliga - AFC (November 17, 2003)
Crowd trouble halts Iran/DPR Korea qualifier - AFC (November 13, 2003)
N. Korea walks off after firecracker injury - AP (November 12, 2003)
Ali Karimi named October's AFC Player of the Month - AFC (November 11, 2003)
Nominees for AFC Player of Year Awards - AFC (November 11, 2003)
Zob Ahan maintain lead in Iran despite draw - AFC (November 10, 2003)
Iran duo both on target in Germany - AFC (November 10, 2003)
Mehdi to make most out of Toppmoller understanding - AFC (November 6, 2003)
Ivankovic lauds Iranian youngsters - AFC (November 5, 2003)
Pirouzi falter again in Iranian league - AFC (November 5, 2003)
Hashemian strikes seventh of Bundesliga campaign - AFC (November 3, 2003)
Hashemian happy to play squad role at Bochum - AFC (November 1, 2003)

October 2003
Mahdavikia going nowhere, says new Hamburg coach - AFC (October 30, 2003)
Karimi brace gives Iran vital away win - AFC (October 29, 2003)
Zimbabwe held by Iran - BBC (October 25, 2003)
German puts Iraq back on the ball - BBC (October 17, 2003)
Iran win continental clash - AFC (October 13, 2003)
Iran beat All Whites - New Zealand Herald (October 12, 2003)
Sold-out match puts pressure on All Whites - Stuff (October 12, 2003)
Iran and New Zealand square off in continental clash - AFC (October 11, 2003)
Hashemian fires impressive brace in Bochum win - AFC (October 5, 2003)
Ivankovic back as Iran coach - AFC (October 3, 2003)
Majidi looks for repeat performance - AFC (October 3, 2003)
Majidi hopes to take Al Ain to Champions League crown - Gulf News (October 2, 2003)
Majidi The Ace In Al Ain's Title Quest - AFC (October 1, 2003)
Soccer: Coach using match with Iran to bring in a host of newcomers - New Zealand Herald (October 1, 2003)
New hope for Iraqi football - BBC (October 1, 2003)

September 2003
Four new caps named in All Whites - New Zealand Herald (September 30, 2003)
Daei laments Iran loss to Jordan - AFC (September 29, 2003)
Jordan shock Group D favourites Iran - AFC (September 27, 2003)
Mehdi magic inspires Hamburg to victory - AFC (September 23, 2003)
Vahid Hashemian saves Bochum from brink of defeat - AFC (September 20, 2003)
Black-out for Beckham as Iran deems ads "too suggestive" - BBC (September 19, 2003)
Football family helps Afghanistan - BBC (September 17, 2003)
Vahid Hashemian scores to inspire Bochum upset - AFC (September 14, 2003)
Middle East on a march - FIFA (September 10, 2003)
The Challenge Cup: Continents collide - FIFA (September 9, 2003)
Daei double sees Iran through - AFC (September 8, 2003)
Iran hope for winning start - AFC (September 5, 2003)
Iran and New Zealand all set for AFC/OFC Challenge Cup - AFC (September 2, 2003)
Sepahan stumble to opening day draw - AFC (September 1, 2003)

August 2003
Majidi scores on debut to send Ain through - AFC (August 30, 2003)
Iran star Majidi cleared to play against Dalian - AFC (August 29, 2003)
Pas and Esteghlal draw in Iran Pro League opener - AFC (August 29, 2003)
Al Ain boost strike force with Majidi signing - AFC (August 25, 2003)
Becks stars in Iran ad - The Sun (August 22, 2003)
Belarus edge Iran in friendly - AFC (August 21, 2003)
Ali Daei returns home to Pirouzi - AFC (August 19, 2003)
Iraq make winning return to international fold - AFC (August 14, 2003)
Iraq to meet Iran in LG Cup opener - Gulf News (August 11, 2003)
Iran to lock horns with Iraq in quadrangular - AFC (August 8, 2003)
Pashazadeh stars in Rapid win - AFC (August 8, 2003)
The Qatar men - BBC (August 6, 2003)
High fives as Iran's futsal kings extend reign - AFC (August 6, 2003)
Iran and Japan meet again in AFC Futsal final - AFC (August 5, 2003)
Iran stay on course for AFC Futsal triumph - AFC (August 4, 2003)
Mahdavikia lauds German experience - AFC (August 1, 2003)

July 2003
AFC Futsal Championship - Iran 2003

Iran teach new boys futsal master class - AFC (July 28, 2003)
Iran set to extend reign as Asia's futsal kings - AFC (July 25, 2003)
'Bora' linked with Iran job – rumour - AFC (July 18, 2003)
Nikbakhtvahedi linked with Fenerbahce - AFC (July 15, 2003)
Troussier unveiled as Qatar coach - AFC (July 15, 2003)
Zob Ahan put end to Sepahan's double dreams - AFC (July 3, 2003)

June 2003
Daei dumped by Al Shabab, chased by Chinese club - AFC (June 26, 2003)
Yazdani turns down Belgian interest for Dubai - AFC (June 26, 2003)
Sepahan crowned champions of Iran - AFC (June 23, 2003)
Pirouzi come up trumps in Tehran derby - AFC (June 14, 2003)
Eagles head to Iran - BBC (June 13, 2003)
Pride at stake in Tehran local derby - FEATURE - AFC (June 13, 2003)
Sepaphan named May's AFC Team of the Month - AFC (June 9, 2003)
Uzbekistan no match for Iran - AFC (June 8, 2003)
Argentina stun Asian champions Iran - New Straits Times (June 7, 2003)
Karimi stays loyal to Al Ahli - AFC (June 6, 2003)
Iran to host AFC Futsal Championship - AFC (June 5, 2003)
Iran fans to enjoy free for all at Olympic qualifier - AFC (June 4, 2003)

May 2003
LG Cup: Champions Iran Arrives Today - allAfrica (May 28, 2003)
LG Cup: Iran Warn Eagles - allAfrica (May 27, 2003)
Mahdavikia voted Hamburg's Player of Season - AFC (May 27, 2003)
AFC confident on futsal event - AFC (May 27, 2003)
Sepahan to represent Iran in AFC Champions League - AFC (May 26, 2003)
Iran handed easy path - AFC (May 9, 2003)
Asian Futsal giants Iran drawn against Euro champs - AFC (May 7, 2003)
Iran cruise past Uzbeks - AFC (May 5, 2003)

April 2003
Mahdavikia voted Player of Week in Germany - AFC (April 29, 2003)
Futsal world champions thrash Iran in friendly - AFC (April 29, 2003)
Interview with Bochum's top striker Vahid Hashemian - Real Audio (April 28, 2003)
Takahara and Mahdavikia on the mark for Hamburg - AFC (April 27, 2003)
Esteghlal sack German coach Koch - AFC (April 25, 2003)
Iran confirm participation in Nigerian LG Cup - AFC (April 23, 2003)
Nigeria to host Iran and Morocco - AFP (April 22, 2003)
Hashemian inspirational in Bochum win over Stuttgart - AFC (April 21, 2003)
Mehdi’s declaration of affection to the HSV - (April 16, 2003)
2004 Athens Olympic Qualifiers - Iran advances to the next round - AFC (April 11, 2003)
Iran move through in Asian Olympic qualifying - AFC (April 11, 2003)
Peykan coach praise Pas after Iranian league defeat - AFC (April 11, 2003)
Foolad steal late winner in top of table thriller in Iran - AFC (April 8, 2003)
Mahdavikia happy to stay at Hamburg - AFC (April 6, 2003)
Iran Olympic supremo believes squad is on right track - AFC (April 3, 2003)
Karimi flattered by Inter Milan link - AFC (April 1, 2003)

March 2003
Former Iran goalkeeper edging back to full fitness - AFC (March 28, 2003)
Parvin tips Iranian powerhouses to prevail - AFC (March 28, 2003)
Koch under fire at Esteghlal - AFC (March 20, 2003)
Esteghlal chairman unhappy with team's performances - AFC (March 20, 2003)
Azizi banned for six months - AFC (March 18, 2003)
Al Ain down Esteghlal to advance - AFC (March 15, 2003)
Pirouzi thump Nisa 4-1 - AFC (March 13, 2003)
Pirouzi to throw everything into attack - AFC (March 13, 2003)
Suffo keeps Hilal's hopes alive - AFC (March 12, 2003)
Pirouzi to throw everything into attack - AFC (March 12, 2003)
Golmohammadi seeks to lift Pirouzi - AFC (March 11, 2003)
Soccer: All Whites matches with Iran postponed - New Zealand Herald (March 10, 2003)
AFC Champions League atmosphere is like Europe: Pirouzi coach - AFC (March 8, 2003)
Minavand ruled out of AFC Champions League - AFC (March 8, 2003)
Minavand linked with Pirouzi return - AFC (March 2, 2003)

February 2003
Sepahan stay ten clear despite draw - AFC (February 24, 2003)
Vahid rescues Bochum from brink of defeat - AFC (February 22, 2003)
Former Iran coach sticks head out for Esteghlal job - AFC (February 20, 2003)
Golmohammadi: Pirouzi putting Asia first - AFC (February 17, 2003)
Sepahan go 10 points up in Iran - AFC (February 15, 2003)
Iran learn the hard way - BBC (February 13, 2003)
Mahdavikia the toast of Hamburg - AFC (February 13, 2003)
Koch gets help at Esteghlal - AFC (February 12, 2003)
Young stars enter squad to play Iran - New Zealand Herald (February 12, 2003)
Blazevic linked with Al Ittihad - AFC (February 10, 2003)
Iranian star scores brace to sink Leverkusen - AFC (February 8, 2003)
Winners thank Denmark for fair play - The Copenhagen Post (February 7, 2003
Deliberate penalty miss marks loss to Iran - The Copenhagen Post (February 7, 2003
Iran pay the penalty in HK final - AFC (February 4, 2003)
Uruguay beat Iran on penalties in bad-tempered final - AFP (February 4, 2003)
Iran-Uruguay Match Report - Radio Farda (February 4, 2003)
Iran vs Uruguay - Radio Farda (February 4, 2003)
Iran edge Danes in Hong Kong quadrangular - AFC (February 2, 2003)
Iran edges Denmark at Carlsberg Cup - AP (February 1, 2003)

January 2003
Esteghlal finding form in time for Champions League - AFC (January 26, 2003)
NZ Soccer monitors Iran safety before committing to game - Stuff (January 23, 2003)
Minavand's fate at Al Shabab in jeopardy - AFC (January 20, 2003)
Sepahan lose second in a row - AFC (January 19, 2003)
Honours even in Tehran derby - AFC (January 11, 2003)
Sepahan defeated for first time in Iran - AFC (January 10, 2003)
Iranian football club admits female fans - BBC (January 10, 2003)
Iranian soccer club lets women fans into stadium - AP (January 9, 2003)
Esteghlal stumble again - AFC (January 4, 2003)
Sepahan down Pirouzi to extend Iranian league lead - AFC (January 3, 2003)

2002

December 2002
Shahrokhi takes temporary charge of Iran - AFC (December 30, 2002)
Abbas denies intent to injure Karimi - AFC (December 30, 2002)
Sepahan win streak continues - AFC (December 28, 2002)
Esteghlal beaten in Iranian league - AFC (December 27, 2002)
Sepahan win streak continues - AFC (December 21, 2002)
AFC satisfied with World Cup quota - AFC (December 18, 2002)
Oceania gets World Cup spot - BBC (December 18, 2002)
FIFA executive ratifies allocation of places for 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ (December 17, 2002)
Denmark, Iran and Uruguay to play in Hong Kong - AFC (December 16, 2002)
Esteghlal edge Bargh in Iranian league - AFC (December 15, 2002)
Pirouzi edge Fajr to rise to second - AFC (December 14, 2002)
Sepahan stretch lead in Iran - AFC (December 13, 2002)
Iran invited to Hong Kong quadrangular - AFC (December 10, 2002)
Esteghlal held by Foolad - AFC (December 9, 2002)
Sepahan extend lead in Iran - AFC (December 7, 2002
Esteghlal get back on winning track - AFC (December 4, 2002)
Al Ain close to sealing Kazemian transfer - AFC (December 3, 2002)

November 2002
Pirouzi coach criticise Iranian conditions - AFC (November 28, 2002)
Esteghlal scrape through in AFC Champions League - AFC (November 26, 2002)
Abu Moslem pay price for missed penalty - AFC (November 24, 2002)
Al Ahly closing in on Iranian starlet Kazemian - AFC (November 19, 2002)
Schlappner tips bright future for Iranian football - AFC (November 18, 2002)
Hasheminasab boosts Esteghlal's continental hopes - AFC (November 15, 2002)
Iranian star looking to move away from Perugia - AFC (November 13, 2002)
Esteghlal and Pakhtakor score narrow wins - AFC (November 13, 2002)
Interview with Giovanni Mei (SAIPA's new Italian coach) - Radio Azadi (November 11, 2002)
Struggling Esteghlal seek Champions League revival - AFC (November 9, 2002)
Tehran giants slow out of the blocks - AFC (November 8, 2002)
Iran must persevere, urges national team supervisor - AFC (November 6, 2002)
Esteghlal beaten again - AFC (November 4, 2002)
Fajr Sepasi remain perfect in Iran - AFC (November 2, 2002)
Esteghlal stunned by Sanat Naft - AFC (November 1, 2002)

October 2002
AFC FUTSAL Championship Indonesia 2002

All Whites get green light for Iran series - Stuff (October 30, 2002)
Iran wins coveted fourth straight title of Asian Futsal Championship - AP (October 30, 2002)
Iran The Untouchables waltz into Futsal history - AFC (October 30, 2002)
Japan win right to upstage hot favourites Iran - AFC (October 30, 2002)
Japan makes the futsal final to meet defending champions IR Iran - AFC (October 30, 2002)
Iran storm into semis, Japan edge Uzbeks - AFC (October 29, 2002)
Tough for any team to halt IR Iran's march to the futsal final - AFC (October 28, 2002)
Esteghlal Ahvaz coach quits after two losses - AFC (October 28, 2002)
Nakata and Razaei on target in Italy - AFC (October 28, 2002)
Futsal quarter-final preview - AFC (October 28, 2002)
Fajr Shiraz and Pirouzi share joint lead in Iran - AFC (October 27, 2002)
Iran and Iraq in rampant Futsal form - AFC (October 25, 2002)
Defending futsal champions IR Iran off to a good start - AFC (October 24, 2002)
Esteghlal through to face Neftchi - AFC (October 24, 2002)
Esteghlal President praises German coach - AFC (October 22, 2002)
Daei out for two months - AFC (October 21, 2002)
Ivankovic denies links with UAE clubs - AFC (October 21, 2002)
IR Iran looking good for an unprecedented fourth straight futsal title - AFC (October 21, 2002)
Pirouzi win, Fajr Shiraz top of Iran league - AFC (October 20, 2002)
Esteghlal fight back to win on opening day - AFC (October 18, 2002)
Iran to face New Zealand in AFC/OFC challenge - AFC (October 15, 2002)
Iran Nip Nippon in the Bud - Tehran Times (October 14, 2002)
Four-time winners Iran aim to be continental kings - AFC (October 14, 2002)
Iran retain Asian Games football gold - AFC (October 13, 2002)
Xinhua News Agency - Nekounam helps Iran retain Asiad soccer title (October 13, 2002)
Iran defeats Japan 2-1 to retain Asian Games soccer title - AP (October 13, 2002)
Three-time champions Iran faces Japan for Asian Games - AP (October 12, 2002)
Iran take emotional rollercoaster ride to final - AFC (October 12, 2002)
South Korea pay the penalty as Iran go through - AFC (October 10, 2002)
Determined Iran down Kuwait - AFC (October 8, 2002)
Mourning Daei out of Asian Games - AFC (October 8, 2002)
Daei turmoil on eve of Asian Games clash - AFC (October 7, 2002)
Iran and Kuwait set up Bangkok final repeat - AFC (October 5, 2002)
Iran, Kuwait and Japan into Asian Games quarters - ESPN (October 5, 2002)
Esteghlal up for AFC Champions League challenge - AFC (October 2, 2002)
Iran edge closer to Asian Games last eight - AFC (October 1, 2002)

September 2002
Esteghlal's Champions League boost - AFC (September 30, 2002)
Afghan exile ends in 10-0 Iranian drubbing - AFC (September 28, 2002)
Holders Iran dogged by controversy - AFC (September 25, 2002)
Iran's women fans await stadium access - BBC (September 22, 2002)
Iran Clinches LG Cup for Third Time in a Row - Tehran Times (September 22, 2002)
Iran claim LG Cup - AFC (September 20, 2002)
Morocco finishes third in friendly soccer tournament in Iran - AP (September 19, 2002)
Iran advance to LG Cup final on penalties - AFC (September 18, 2002)
Ivancevic follows Hashiratani out of Sapporo - AFC (September 18, 2002)
Karimi keen to make amends in Busan - AFC (September 17, 2002)
Afghanistan to play Asian Games football tournament - AFC (September 16, 2002)
Iran name temporary replacement federation chief - ESPN (September 14, 2002)
Iran soccer federation names caretaker chief - AP (September 14, 2002)
Daadkan takes over as Iran football chief - AFC (September 14, 2002)
Iran's Football Supremo Announces Surprise Resignation - Tehran Times (September 14, 2002)
Daei fires blank on Al Shabab debut - AFC (September, 13 2002)
Iran remain upbeat for Asian Games - AFC (September 12, 2002)
Daei rallies behind Iran coach - AFC (September 11, 2002)
Iran's Asian Games defence boosted by WAFF - AFC (September 8, 2002)
Iran end penalty woes to finish third - AFC (September 7, 2002)
Iraq in WAFF Final as Iran's penalty woes continue - AFC (September 6, 2002)
' Iran always expected to win': Ivankovic - AFC (September 5, 2002)
Ivankovic happy ... but concerned - AFC (September 4, 2002)
Iran advance to WAFF semis despite penalty woes - AFC (September 3, 2002)
Mahdavikia returns from injury layoff - AFC (September 3, 2002)
Asia needs a new breed of coaches - AFC (September 2, 2002)

August 2002
WAFF Championship - Syria 2002

Jordan stun Iran in WAFF Championship opener - AFC (August 31, 2002)
Jordan beats Iran 1-0 in opening game of West Asian Championship - AP (August 30, 2002)
Iran includes five senior players for WAFF Championship - AFC (August 30, 2002)
Iran to defend WAFF title without star striker - AFC (August 28, 2002)
Karim Bagheri to spend season at Pirouzi - AFC (August 24, 2002)
Vahedinikbakht's Spanish move in limbo - AFC (August 22, 2002)
Daei fires Iran to victory in Ukraine - AFC (August 22, 2002)
Talebi quits as Syrian national coach - AFC (August 20, 2002)
Injury-hit Ukraine to face Iran - UEFA (August 18, 2002)
Iranian forward linked with Rayo Vallecano - AFC (August 17, 2002)
Iran Elected for AFC Executive Committee Post - Tehran Times (August 15, 2002)
England, Germany and Iran plan Afghan task force - CNNSI (August 14, 2002)
Asia likely to get four and a half slots for 2006 World Cup - AFC (August 14, 2002)
Bouzo happy to avoid Iran - AFC (August 13, 2002)
Iran avoid hosts in WAFF Championship draw - AFC (August 13, 2002)
Asian club football given huge boost with Champions League launch - AFC (August 13, 2002)
Iranian Asian Games side held by Azerbaijan - AFC (August 9, 2002)
Mahdavikia II on the move - HSV (August 7, 2002)
Iran's Futsal Team to Camp in Europe: Ansarifard - Tehran Times (August 5, 2002)
Esteqlal Beats Asir 3-1 - Tehran Times (August 5, 2002)
National love of soccer channels reality of life in Iran - The Age (August 2, 2002)
Daei looking forward to UAE season - AFC (August 1, 2002)
Mahdavikia returns to practice after back surgery recovery - IRNA (August 1, 2002)

July 2002
Saudi Al-Ittifaq to Sign Two Esteqlal Players - Tehran Times (July 30, 2002)
Khakpour building bridges in the USA - BBC (July 29, 2002)
Defending champions Iran looking good for the 2002 AFC Futsal Championship title - AFC (July 24, 2002)
Syria eliminates Iran from AFC U-20 contention - AFC (July 24, 2002)
Oman surprise Iran in AFC U-20s - AFC (July 23, 2002)
At long last..Mehdi Mahdavikia on the mend! - HSV (July 23, 2002)
Iran to play Uzbekistan in AFC Futsal opener - AFC (July 22, 2002)
Pour-Heidari Signs One-Year Contract With Naft - Tehran Times (July 21, 2002)
Karimi picked for Iranian Asian Games squad - AFC (July 17, 2002)
Bagheri linked with English return - AFC (July 16, 2002)
Esteghlal appoint German coach - AFC (July 16, 2002)
Red plight for footballers - BBC (July 16, 2002)
Ivic returns to Middle East with Al Ittihad - AFC (July 13, 2002)
Iran face tough test to retain Asian Games gold - AFC (July 11, 2002)
Bagheri talking to English clubs - AFC (July 10, 2002)
Dinmohammadi in Dubai for Contract Talks - Tehran Times (July 10, 2002)
Asian Games draw held in Busan - AFC (July 9, 2002)
National Footballers Will Raise Funds for Quake Victims: Daei - Tehran Times (July 7, 2002)
Al-Ahly Awards Karimi - Tehran Times (July 1, 2002)

June 2002
Saudi Al-Ittifaq to Sign Two Esteqlal Players - Tehran Times (June 30, 2002)
Minavand joins Daei at Al Shabab - AFC(June 25, 2002)
Esteqlal Lifts League Trophy - Tehran Times (June 22, 2002)
Tehran Routs Afghan Refugees Side in Soccer Friendly - Tehran Times (June 22, 2002)
Lazio defender lauds potentials of Iranian footballers - IRNA (June 17, 2002)
Kavianpour joins Al Wasl - IRNA (June 17, 2002)
Adidas voices readiness for investment in Iran - IRNA (June 15, 2002)
Mahdavikia out for three months - AFC (June 8, 2002)
Iran beat Kuwait in friendly - AFC (June 1, 2002)

May 2002
Mahdavikia "satisfactory" following surgery - AFC (May 30, 2002)
Parvin surprised by Pirouzi success - AFC (May 30, 2002)
Pirouzi snatch Iranian League title - AFC (May 29, 2002)
Daei signs for UAE’s Al Shabab - AFC (May 26, 2002)
Esteghlal close in on Iran League title -AFC (May 25, 2002)
Pirouzi go top in Iran - AFC (May 24, 2002)
Esteghlal lead cut - AFC (May 19, 2002)
Khatibi released by Pas - AFC (May 16, 2002)
Goal droughts continue for Tehran giants-AFC (May 10, 2002)
AFC Player of the Year 2001 Nominees announced -AFC (May 8, 2002)
ALI KARIMI-AFC (May 7, 2002)
Esteghlal unable to pull away-AFC (May 6, 2002)
Iran: Pirouzi held to goalless draw-AFC (May 5, 2002)
Shiraz sides foil Iranian giants-AFC (May 1, 2002)

April 2002
Jamshed looks to homeland for football talent-AFC (April 2002)
Iran: Esteghlal and Pirouzi held-AFC (April 27, 2002)
Hannover 96 pursue Daei-AFC (April 25, 2002)
Esteghlal stay on top-AFC (April 22, 2002)
Karimi double leaves Al Jazira title hopes in tatters-AFC (April 21, 2002)
Hasheminassab linked with Galatasaray-AFC (April 21, 2002)
Iran Stands Second at West Asian Soccer Event-Tehran Times (April 14, 2002)
Kuwait win West Asian Games gold-AFC (April 13, 2002)
Iran 1-Syria 1-IM (April 11, 2002)
Iran Beats Qatari U-23 Soccer Side-Tehran Times (April 8, 2002)
Azadi will be rebuilt-IM (April 8, 2002)
Azizi attracted German attention-IM (April 8, 2002)
Iran Held by Palestine 2-2 at West Asian Games-Tehran Times (April 6, 2002)
Suwon Samsung Retains Asian Club Championship-Tehran Times (April 6, 2002)
Esteghlal clinch third spot in Asian Club Championship-AFC (April 5, 2002)
Suwon and Anyang set up all Korean final- AFC (April 4, 2002)
Esteghlal knocked out of the Asian Club Championships-IM (April 4, 2002)
Ivankovic gunning for glory with Iranian youngsters-AFC (April 4, 2002)
Vahedi Nikbakht to sit out semi-AFC(April 3, 2002)
21st. Asian Club Championship (April 2002)

March 2002
Pourheidari: We will work towards Asian championship-IRNA (March 24, 2002)
Iran remain top Asian team in FIFA ranking-AFC (March 21, 2002)
Argentina beats Iran in futsal clash-IRNA (March 20, 2002)
Late Fatemi goal gives Esteghlal victory-AFC (March 17, 2001)
Abedzadeh Back Home-Tehran Times (March 16, 2002)
Iranian international off for trials with Atletico-AFC (March 14, 2002)
Mohammad Hammam to be the new AFC President-AFC (March 14, 2002)
Blatter regrets over Abedzadeh illness-IRNA (March 13, 2002)
Iran: Pirouzi close gap on leaders Esteghlal (March 12, 2002)
Profile: Esteghlal - Iran -AFC (March 7, 2002)
Abedzadeh fine after surgery-AFC (March 5, 2002)
Iran Lifts Morocco Soccer Tourney Trophy-Tehran Times (March 5,2002)
Iranian Striker Fatemi Named AFC Player of the Month-Tehran Times (March 5, 2002)
Esteghlal to host Asian Club Championship semi-finals and final-AFC (March 5, 2002)
Iran and Algeria to meet in LG Cup final - AFC (March 2 , 2002)
Esteghlal to host Asian Club finals - AFC (March 2 , 2002)

February 2002
Asian Club Championship: Andre Shoots Anyang Into Last Four - AFC (February 21, 2002)
20 Players Invited to National Futsal Camp -Tehran Times (February 19, 2002)
Ivankovic Mulls Rejuvenation of National Squad - Tehran Times (February 18, 2002)
Bagheri quits Iran national team -AFC (Feb. 18, 2002)
Afghanistan welcomes return of football - AFC (February 17, 2002)
Esteghlal move up to second_AFC (February 15, 2002)
Esteghlal through to ACC semi-finals - AFC (February 10, 2002)
Nasaf hold Esteghlal to keep finals dream alive - AFC (February 9, 2002)
Underdog Nasaf Holds Esteqlal - Tehran Times (February 9, 2002)
Iran's Futsal Team Due in Italy in Mid-March-Tehran Times (Feb. 9, 2002)
Ivankovic Denied as Iran Lose 3-2 to Slovakia - Tehran Times (February 6, 2002)
Slovakia edge Iran in Azadi thriller - AFC (February 6, 2002)
Esteghlal win eight-goal thriller - AFC (February 6, 2002)
Esteqlal Fights Back to Give Al Wahda 5-3 Home Defeat - Tehran Times (February 6, 2002)
Asian Club Championship Quarter-finals West Preview: Esteghlal - AFC (February 5, 2002)
Ivankovic sets ground rules as Iran coach - AFC (February 5, 2002)
Iran's Esteqlal Leaves for UAE-Tehran Times (February 4, 2002)
Faraki Appointed National Soccer Coach - Tehran Times (February 4, 2002)

January 2002
23 soccer players invited to national camp - IRNA (January 30, 2002)
Ivankovic appointed as Iranian head coach - AFC (January 30, 2002)
Ivankovic is new Iran coach - Ananova (January 30, 2002)
Ivankovic appointed Iran soccer head coach - IRNA (January 30, 2002)
WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG? - AFC Feature (January 2002)
Blazevic confirms resignation as Iran coach - AFC (January 24, 2002)
Blazevic quits as Iran boss - Ananova (January 24, 2002)
Mahdavikia to miss friendly against Slovakia - AFC (January 24 , 2002)
Ivanokovic linked with Iranian post - AFC (January 30, 2002)
Blazevic eager to take up Bosnian post - AFC (January 20, 2002)
West Asian Club Championship Q-finals-AFC (Jan 17 , 2002)
Blazevic to cease ties with Iran-AFC (Jan 14, 2002)
Asian U-20 Draw-AFC (Jan. 9, 2002)
AFC Monthly Awards for December- Bagheri is AFC Player of the Month (Jan. 7, 2002)
Esteghlal goes through-AFC (Jan. 6, 2002)

2001

Al Ittihad draws first blood - AFC (December 24, 2001)
Esteghlal start preparations for showdown - AFC (December 14, 2001)
Bagheri voted best in Arab Cup - AFC (December 13, 2001)
Blazevic to take over Ukraine - AFC (December 13, 2001)
Dinmohammadi eager to move - AFC (December 7, 2001)
Persepolis go joint second - AFC (November 29, 2001)
Saipa to bolster Iran-Italian ties - AFC (November 29, 2001)
Esteghlal to sell best players-AFC (November 29, 2001)
Broumand gets into deeper trouble - AFC (November 27, 2001)
Croatian clubs after Blazevic - AFC (Nov. 26, 2001)
Mahdavikia out for three weeks - AFC (November 24, 2001)
Players criticize Blazevic - AFC (November 20, 2001)
Minavand returns to Pirouzi - AFC (November 20, 2001)
Rezaei's full Serie A debut - AFC (November 20, 2001)
Al Sadd signs Karim Bagheri - AFC (November 16, 2001)
Iran miss out - AFC (November 15, 2001)
Ireland qualify for World Cup 2002 - The Guardian (November 15, 2001)
Emotional McCarthy toasts qualification - The Guardian (November 15, 2001)
Jubilant scenes as Ireland pass their Tehran test - SoccerNet (November 15, 2001)
Ireland loses to Iran 1-0 but makes World Cup - AP (November 15, 2001)
The moral is: we’re winners at last - Irish Times (November 15, 2001)
Ireland through to World Cup finals - Irish Times (November 15, 2001)
Irish earn finals place - BBC (Nov. 15, 2001)
Delight for McCarthy - BBC (November 15, 2001)
Iran 1-0 Republic of Ireland - BBC (November 15, 2001)
Iran 1-0 Republic of Ireland - BBC (November 15, 2001)
McCarthy likely to play it safe in Iran - Ananova (November 14, 2001)
Keane hopes to be Irish hero - BBC (November 14, 2001)
Iran v Republic of Ireland stats - BBC (Nov. 14, 2001)
Ireland on the offensive - BBC (November 14, 2001)
A man's game in Iran - BBC (November 14, 2001)
World Cup needs Ireland - BBC (Nov. 13, 2001)
Irish women barred says Iranian paper - Irish Times (November 13, 2001)
Iranians delighted by a Rye of hope - Irish Times (November 13, 2001)
Kinsella replaces Keane - BBC (November 13, 2001)
Warm welcome for Ireland's TV stars - SoccerNet (November 12, 2001)
McCarthy puts his faith in Holland and Kinsella -Ananova (November 13, 2001)
Kinsella to replace Keane in Tehran - Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Ireland fly without Keane - Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Of course the question is, is 2-0 enough - Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Ball firmly in our court - Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
So far, so good for satisfied McCarthy - Irish Times (November 12, 2001)
Keane out of second leg - BBC (November 11, 2001)
Irish given lifeline by Shay - BBC (November 11, 2001)
Giant step for Ireland - The Observer (November 11, 2001)
Republic Take Vital Lead Into Tehran - Sky Sports (November 10, 2001)
Iran plot new miracle - SoccerNnet (Nov. 11, 2001)
Harte spot on as Ireland take first blood in Dublin - SoccerNet (November 10, 2001)
Ireland sweep to victory over Iran - Irish Times (November 10, 2001)
Republic of Ireland v Iran stats - BBC (November 10, 2001)
Irish take two-goal advantage - BBC (November 10, 2001)
The Iran file - Irish Times (Nov.10, 2001)
Republic of Ireland v Iran stats - BBC (November 10, 2001)
Iran takes football to its heart - BBC (November 9, 2001)
McCarthy ready for showdown - BBC (November 9, 2001)
Al Wahda chase Daei - AFC (Nov. 9, 2001)
Keane to face Iran - Annanova (November 9, 2001)
Iran boss puts his neck on the line - Annanova (Nov. 8, 2001)
IRAN'S WIZARD OF OZ - AFC (November 8, 2001)
We can win says Daei - AFC (Nov. 8, 2001)
Iranian trio cleared by FIFA - AFC (November 8, 2001)
Iran coach wary of Leeds link in Ireland’s ranks - Scotsman (Nov. 7, 2001)
Iranian hero with eye for goal - The Irish Times (November 7, 2001)
Young Iranians in Dublin - BBC Persian (November, 2001)
Keane boost for England - BBC (November 6, 2001)
Iran lifts women's ban for the Irish - The Guardian (Nov.6 2001)
Irish women to attend play-off - BBC (November 6, 2001)
Karimi is Iran dangerman - BBC (November 5, 2001)
Kennedy pulls out of World Cup play-off - The Guardian (November 5, 2001)
Kennedy forced to withdraw - Irish Times (November 5 2001)
Kennedy out of Dublin play-off - BBC (November 5 2001)
Triumphof McCarthyism almost complete-Ireland World Cup Observer special (November 4, 2001)
True supporters set for Irelands Iranian away-day... - The Guardian (November 4, 2001)
Kennedy is Irish doubt - BBC (Nov. 4, 2001)
We're world class says Blazevic - AFC (November 4, 2001)
McCarthy wants two more years - Irish Times (November 3, 2001)
Irish travelling to Tehran urged to observe customs - Irish Times (November 2, 2001)
Republic live on BBC - BBC Football (Nov.2, 2001)
Iran try to play catch-up on Irish-Irish Times (November 1, 2001)
ShouldIreland be afraid of Iran? - The Guardian (November 1, 2001)
Iran there for the taking says UAE boss - Irish Times (November 1, 2001)
Iranian football facts-BBC (November 1, 2001)
Iran book showdown with Irish - Irish Times (November 1, 2001)
Blazevic relieved with win - AFC (Nov. 1, 2001)
Iran win play-off -AFC (October 31, 2001)
Irish eyes on Tehran for testing decider - The Guardian (October 31, 2001)
Reid backs Republic to beat Iran - The Guardian (October 31, 2001)
Iran through to face Republic - BBC (October 31, 2001)
Blazevic may rue his dark humour - Irish Times (October 31, 2001)
UAE boss in unenviable position - Irish Times (October 31, 2001)
UAE take on Iran in crucial encounter - Gulf News (October 31, 2001)
Blazevic reiterates bid to commit suicide - Gulf News (October 30, 2001)
McCarthy wants update on Keane - The Guardian (October 29, 2001)
Iran FA to release Karimi - Gulf News (October 29, 2001)
Moutaz believes UAE can beat Iran - Gulf News (October 29, 2001)
Ruijs has a surprise up his sleeve for Iran - Gulf News (October 29, 2001)
MCCARTHY HAPPY AS HE SEES IRAN FAIL TO FIRE - Irish Times (October 26, 2001)
Iranian riots: Not just about football - BBC (October 26, 2001)
UAE concede first-leg initiative - Gulf News (October 26, 2001)
Iran take first leg advantage - BBC (October 23, 2001)
McCarthy dismisses safety fears - BBC (October 23, 2001)
Al Ahli have to wait a bit longer for Karimi's services - Gulf News (October 23 2001)
Iran football clashes continue - BBC (October 23, 2001)
Iran football fans clash with police - BBC (October 22, 2001)
Trouble flares after Iran beat Iraq - BBC (October 12, 2001)
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