[FREE IRAN Project] In The Spirit Of Cyrus The Great Forum Index [FREE IRAN Project] In The Spirit Of Cyrus The Great
Views expressed here are not necessarily the views & opinions of ActivistChat.com. Comments are unmoderated. Abusive remarks may be deleted. ActivistChat.com retains the rights to all content/IP info in in this forum and may re-post content elsewhere.
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Manook Khodabakhshian Interview With VOA

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    [FREE IRAN Project] In The Spirit Of Cyrus The Great Forum Index -> Freedom Songs & Video (ALL MULTIMEDIA)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
cyrus
Site Admin


Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 4993

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Manook Khodabakhshian Interview With VOA Reply with quote

Manook Khodabakhshian Interview With VOA Regarding FIFA Action Against Islamic Fascists Occupiers Of Iran
http://www.voanews.com/wm/voa/nenaf/pers/pers1730vbMON.asx
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cyrus
Site Admin


Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 4993

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:44 am    Post subject: FIFA Temporarily lifts Iran's ban for Asian Games Reply with quote

FIFA Temporarily lifts Iran's ban for Asian Games
Posted 11/27/2006 10:54 AM ET


http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/world/2006-11-27-fifa-iran_x.htm?csp=34


DOHA, Qatar (AP) Iran will enter the Asian Games soccer tournament as a seeded team after FIFA temporarily lifted the defending champion's competition ban.
Iran will face India, Hong Kong and the Maldives in Group D after the tournament's second round was redrawn Monday.

Iran's return to the tournament is a blow for qualifier Iraq, which replaced its rival neighbor as the Pool D seed in Sunday's original draw. Iraq will now contest Pool E with China, Oman and Malaysia.

Soccer world governing body FIFA suspended Iran from international soccer last week for failing to reinstate its elected president, Mohammed Dadgan, and comply with FIFA statutes regarding the independence of member associations.

The reinstatement of Iran, which won the Asian Games title in 1974, 1990, 1998 and 2002, means four teams from the eight-team qualifying first round advance to the main draw, with Syria and Kyrgystan replacing Yemen and Turkmenistan, who withdrew from the tournament last week.

Under the revised draw, Kyrgystan now plays Thailand, Kuwait and Palestine in Pool C, while Syria joins Pool F, where it will face 2002 silver medalist Japan, North Korea and Pakistan.

Jordan joins Iraq as the other first round qualifier and meets host Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan in Group A.

Group B remains unchanged from the original schedule and includes South Korea, Bahrain, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Tajikistan, which was drawn in Pool A Wednesday, is now out of the competition.

The Asian Football Confederation's official website on Thursday said Iran's reinstatement followed an undertaking by the country's Physical Education Organisation that it would comply with FIFA's statutes.

The lifting of the ban applies only to the Iran under-23 team and is exclusively for the Asian Games.

"The suspension for all other international activities will remain valid," FIFA boss Sepp Blatter was quoted as saying from the Soccerex conference in Dubai.

The Asian Games second round begins Tuesday, with the 24 teams split into six groups of four. The top team from each group, along with the top two runners-up, will advance to the quarterfinals.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    [FREE IRAN Project] In The Spirit Of Cyrus The Great Forum Index -> Freedom Songs & Video (ALL MULTIMEDIA) All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group