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          Iran’s Futsal 4th in the World                                                                                                                                                                                              News in Brief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Vidic to Stay in Man Utd
               n the latest futsal world rankings,                                                                                                                         international futsal scorer with over 330
               Iran’s futsal stood fourth in the world.                                                                                                                    goals scored so far.                                        Serbia defender Nemanja Vidic signed a new four-year con-
                  According to Fars News Agency,                                                                                                                              Also in the third round of Iran’s Futsal                 tract with Manchester United.
          Iran collected 1,655 points to move a step                                                                                                                       Premier League (IFPL), Mahan trounced                          “This kills all the silly speculation over the past few
          up and rank after Italy.                                                                                                                                         Rah of Sari 6-2. In the other match of this                 months,” manager Alex Ferguson told the club’s website on
             Brazil is at the top of the standings with                                                                                                                    round, Foulad Gostar Tabriz was defeated                    Friday, Reuters reported.
          1,989 points and is followed by Spain                                                                                                                            by Iran’s Melli Hafari.                                        “Nemanja has developed into one of the best center-halves
          with 1,946 points.                                                                                                                                                  The Isfahan-based team Giti Pasand                                        in Europe and we are pleased he will be here
             Russia, Portugal, Argentine, Ukraine,                                                                                                                         nailed Qom’s Kish Air and Mansouri beat                                      for many years to come.”
          Serbia and Czech Republic stood after                                                                                                                            Arjan of Fars 4-2. Firouz Sofeh of Isfahan                                      Vidic, 28, who has made 188 appearances
          Iran.                                                                                                                                                            and Arash Beton of Qazvin were held to                                       since joining from Spartak Moscow in Janu-
             Iran’s futsal team has collected Futsal                                                                                                                       a 2-2 draw.                                                                  ary 2006, had been linked in the media with
          Championship ten times. Iranians have                                                                                                                               In the fourth round of the competition,                                   a move in recent months but is now tied to
          played in five editions of FIFA Futsal                                                                                                                           Kish Air will host Mansouri and Gos-                                         United until June 2014.
          World Championship reaching the semi-                                                                                                                            taresh Tabriz will test Arash Beton.                                            He said, “I am very happy to sign this con-
          finals in their first appearance in 1992.                                                                                                                           The fourth round of the competition                      tract. I came to this club when I was young and have devel-
          Iran has won the First FIFA Confedera-                                                                                                                           will be held on September 3rd. Giti Pas-                    oped enormously with the help of the manager, coaching staff
          tions Cup in Libya in 2009, and reached                                                                                                                          and, who is leading the table, will take                    and my team mates.
          the finals of Grand Prix de Futsal known                                                                                                                         on Dabiri of Tabriz. Rah of Sari will play                     “During my time here we have had a lot of success and I
          as Futsal Mini-World Cup in 2007 and                                                                                                                             against Melli Hafari.                                       look forward to continuing that in the coming seasons.”
          2009.                                                                                                                                                               Giti Pasand is leading the league pace                      United won the Premier League in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
             Iran has some of the best futsal play-                                                                                                                        setter with 7 points and is above Mansou-
          ers in the continent and also in the world                                                                                                                       ri. Foulad Mahan and Gostaresh Foulad
          including Vahid Shamsaei, world’s top                Iran’s futsal team has collected Futsal Championship ten times.                                             are third and fourth, respectively.                         Bayern Snatch Last-Gasp Victory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bayern Munich began the defense of their Bundesliga title

                                            Esteqlal Eying Top Spot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with a 2-1 home victory over 2009 champions Wolfsburg,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       courtesy of a last-gasp goal from Bastian Schweinsteiger.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The German international stabbed home a cross from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Frenchman Franck Ribery to give the champions a dramatic
          In the 6th round of Iran’s Premier League (IPL), Esteqlal                                                                                           The Isfahan-based club, Sepahan, was downed by city                      opening victory.
          will take on Naft Tehran.                                                                                                                        rival Zob-e Ahan. Sepahan’s top trainer, Amir Qalenoei,                        Thomas Muller had given Bayern a perfect start by putting
             According to Mehr News Agency, Naft has collected 6                                                                                           claimed that his boys have not played in harmony. Sepa-                     them ahead in the ninth minute with a stunning strike, CNN
          points to stand 11th in the 18-team league table.                                                                                                han is 10th in the table with only 6 points.                                                 wrote.
             Following a 3-0 win against Peykan at Tehran’s Azadi                                                                                             In Qazvin Peykan will take on Steel Azin. Peykan and                                         Muller, one of the stars of the World Cup fi-
          Stadium, the Blues is in high spirit. They have collected                                                                                        Rah Ahan are the only teams which have not won any                                           nals, collected a pass from Toni Kroos, flicked
          8 points to stand 6th in the standings.                                                                                                          matches so far.                                                                              the ball past a defender and volled low into the
             Esteqlal, coached by Parviz Mazloumi, is eying the                                                                                               The team, which conceded 3 goals against Tehran’s                                         right-hand corner of the net.
          top spots of the league. Tehran-based club will miss its                                                                                         popular club Esteqlal, tries to get a good result against                                       Wolfsburg was inches from leveling just
          ace Farhad Majidi due to suspension. Also Mojtaba Jab-                                                                                           fourth-place Steel Azin.                                                                     two minutes after the interval when Croatia
          bari, Esteqlal’s playmaker, will stay aside due to injury.                                                                                          Fixture of the other games:                                              striker Mario Mandzukic struck the post.
          Esteqlal midfielder’s nose was broken in the previous                                                                                               Mes Vs Foulad                                                               But, in the 55th minute, the visitors did many to equalize
          round of the IPL and the 27-year old will be out of action                                                                                          Teraktorsazi Vs Malavan                                                  when Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko was left unmarked to head
          for a month.                                                                                                                                        Saipa Vs Rah Ahan                                                        home a corner from Zvjezdan Misimovic.
             The two teams’ previous encounter dates back to 23                                                                                               Saba Vs Shahrdari Tabriz                                                    The match looked to be heading for a draw until Schwein-
          years ago. Since then Naft has not reach the top division.      will host Pas of Hamedan at Isfahan’s Fouladshahr Sta-                              Naft Abadan Vs Zob-e Ahan                                                steiger popped up at the far post to give Bayern a perfect
             Also on Sunday, the league title-defender Sepahan            dium.                                                                               Persepolis Vs Shahin Bushehr                                             start.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The highlight of Saturday’s opening matches sees last

                  Chinese Investor Withdraws From Liverpool Deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       year’s runners-up Schalke travel to Hamburg, with Bayer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Leverkusen at Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

          A Chinese investor withdrew his bid to buy      from the ongoing sales process” a week af-       with the success they deserve.                                  bank. The Americans had bought Liverpool                    Ukrainian Coach Quits
          Liverpool on Friday despite claiming that       ter Liverpool’s board reviewed several bids         “Our strategy and unique ability to ex-                      three years earlier in a deal valued then at
          his takeover plans would have provided the
          Premier League club with money for trans-
                                                          and indicated the prospect of any of them
                                                          succeeding was uncertain.
                                                                                                           pand the fan base in Asia would also have
                                                                                                           been of benefit to all. We regret that we will
                                                                                                                                                                           about $431 million, but the leveraged take-
                                                                                                                                                                           over led to debts of about $540 million in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Over Fixing Row
          fers and a new stadium.                            “Over the past few months we learned          not have the opportunity to implement this                      the last published accounts.                                Ukraine head coach Myron Markevych resigned from the
             Kenny Huang, through his investment          firsthand that Liverpool has a very special      strategy. We thank the many Liverpool fans                         The only other publicly known declara-                   post in protest on Saturday over the football federation’s
          company QSL Sports, was the first bidder to     place in the hearts of millions of fans around   who expressed support for our efforts and                       tion of interest is from a consortium fronted               decision to punish his club Metalist Kharkiv for match
          publicly declare an interest in buying Liver-   the world,” Huang said in a statement. “We       wish the club great success in the years to                     by Syrian businessman Yahya Kirdi.                          fixing.
          pool after the financially troubled club was    concluded that a plan that properly capital-     come.”                                                             Having pulled out of the running for the                    On Tuesday, the Ukraine Football Federation ruled a
          put up for sale by co-owners Tom Hicks and      izes the business and provides funds for a          Hicks and Gillett hired a new chairman,                      Merseyside club, Huang said: “I am now                      2008 match between Metalist and Karpaty Lviv had been
          George Gillett Jr, AP wrote.                    new stadium and player related costs would       Martin Broughton, in April to search for a                      considering my future options and will be                   fixed and punished a number of officials and players, al-
             Huang announced he was “withdrawing          allow Liverpool FC to provide its great fans     buyer in conjunction with Barclays Capital                      making no further comment at this time.”                    though Markevych was not implicated, Reuters reported.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Ukraine’s Football Federation has completely discred-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ited itself with the recent ruling on FC Metalist and I have
                    Webber Warns                                                       Serena Out                                                         ‘Psychic’ Octopus Backs                                                      no moral right to work for an organization that is purpose-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       fully destroying Kharkiv football,” Markevych said in a

                    Red Bull Rivals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       statement posted on the club’s website.

                                                                                       Of US Open                                                            England WCup Bid                                                             Markevych, who has led the national team since Febru-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ary, said he would stay on as head coach of Metalist.
          Mark Webber is confident Red Bull will maintain their                                                                                          Paul the “psychic” octopus has become the latest star to                         Ukraine are co-hosting Euro 2012 with Poland.
          pace advantage at the majority of the remaining races this         World number one Serena Williams will miss this                             support England’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018.
          season.                                                            year’s US Open after failing to recover from a foot                            The two-year-old Weymouth-born but German based ce-
             The Australian driver currently leads the championship          injury.                                                                     phalopod became a global celebrity for predicting results at                  Ferdinand Itching
          after taking victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix before               Williams, 28, has already missed three tourna-                           the World Cup in South Africa.
          Formula One’s summer break.                                        ments since cutting her right foot on broken glass in                          He has since signed a book and a number of merchan-                        For Comeback
             Lewis Hamilton now trails him by four points after              Munich in July.                                                             dise deals, and is also set to exhibit his skills in a film, BBC
          McLaren struggled to match the pace of the frontrunners in            “It is with much frustration and deep sadness that                       wrote.                                                                        Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand told Sky Sports
          recent races, being over a second a lap slower at the Hun-         I am having to pull out of the US Open. My doctors                             Former England star John Barnes said, “Paul becom-                         News that he is itching to make his return to action.
          garoring.                                                          have advised against my playing,” the American said.                        ing an official ambassador is tremendous for the bid cam-                        Ferdinand has been sidelined with a knee injury sustained
                                              Webber’s       team-mate          According to BBC, Williams said missing the tour-                                                           paign.”                                    whilst training with England prior to the 2010 World Cup.
                                            Sebastian Vettel, mean-          nament at Flushing Meadows was “one of the most                                                                   The famous sea crea-                       It is expected the centre-back will be at manager Sir Alex

                                            while, stands third ahead        devastating moments of my career”.                                                                             ture was hatched at a Sea                  Ferguson’s disposal from mid-September, with Ferdinand set
                                            of McLaren’s Jenson But-            She suffered the injury shortly after winning her                                                           Life Centre in Weymouth                    to return to full training on Monday.
                                            ton and Ferrari’s Fernando       fourth Wimbledon singles title on 3 July.                                                                      in 2008 and, after spend-                     “I am good, I am working hard with the physios and the fit-
Mark Webber

                                            Alonso - the top five in            It was before playing in an exhibition against Kim                                                          ing two years at a German                  ness guys at the club and doing a lot of rehab,” said the 31-
                                            the drivers’ championship        Clijsters in Belgium on 8 July, an event which drew a                                                          aquarium he hit the head-                                     year-old.
                                            separated by just 20 points      world record crowd for a tennis match of 35,681.                                                               lines during the summer                                          “Hopefully, fingers crossed, I will be back
                                            with seven races left.              Williams underwent surgery in Los Angeles on 15                                                             for his football predictions.                                 pulling on the shirt soon.
                                              Although Webber ad-            July but will now miss a Grand Slam for the first time                                                            He correctly predicted                                        “It has been well-documented that in the
          mits that Red Bull may be slightly vulnerable at the next          since Wimbledon in 2006.                                                    the outcomes of all seven of Germany’s games--including                                          past I have rushed back too many times and
          two races at Spa and Monza, where straight-line speed is              She has played just six tournaments this year, in-                       the 4-1 demolition of England for a place in the quarterfi-                                      broken down.
          very important, he thinks he will have the car to beat during      cluding the other three Grand Slams.                                        nals--plus the Spain-Netherlands final.                                                             “But hopefully this time I have done it the
          the title run-in.                                                     Victories in Australia and at Wimbledon took her                            Following a triumphant return to the Oberhausen Sea                                           right way.”
             “We’ve shown this year that the car is performing on all        career record to 13 Grand Slam titles.                                      Life Aquarium in the western German city in July, Paul was                       He added, “I have had that many games on the sidelines that
          tracks so we hope we don’t have any weak circuits ahead               Last year, she lost in the semi-finals of the US Open                    rewarded with his own replica World Cup trophy garnished                      I would just like to get back and have that release and satisfac-
          now,” he said.                                                     after a furious outburst at a line judge over a foot-fault                  with his favorite food--mussels.                                              tion of playing football again.”
             “So, for sure, Singapore should be good, Suzuka, Brazil         call in her defeat by eventual champion Clijsters.                             Paul used mussels to make his World Cup predictions for                       England skipper Ferdinand also defended his international
          and Abu Dhabi.                                                        Williams added on Twitter, “I’m devastated to not                        each game by choosing one from the two jars bearing the                       team-mates, who came in for criticism for their poor showing
             “We’re a little bit worried about how the long straights        be participating in US Open. Grand slams are my life.                       flags of opponents.                                                           at South Africa this summer.
          might go at some of the other venues, at maybe Monza.              My soul I will miss it more than u can ever imagine.”                          There has been recent rumors of retirement, along with                        He said, “To say the lads don’t care and have got no pride in
             “But the car is very, very strong at most tracks so we’re          A statement from the US Open organizers said,                            offers to purchase him, but Tanja Munzig, spokesperson at                     wearing the shirt annoys me. You don’t go out there to lose a
          ready to take on anyone at any venue and I’m looking for-          “Serena will be missed, but the tournament is about                         the German aquarium, insisted that Paul would “step back                      football match and not play well.
          ward to all the races coming up.                                   the competition and the players on the court.                               from the official oracle business”.                                              “You want to be patted on the back and be told ‘well done’.
             “It would be nice to win Spa, Suzuka and a few other               “This year’s US Open will be a memorable event,                             However, with his country of birth looking to stage the                    Unfortunately we did not win the Word Cup, but it wasn’t for
          victories, and along with that hopefully comes something           as it has been every year.”                                                 FIFA tournament in eight years, any thought of a rest seems                   the want of trying.”
          special.                                                                                                                                       to have been put on hold.

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