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Federation International Basketball Association is held in the International Basketball Federation's international basketball tournament for men from 1950, women since 1953, male and female competitions were held. Previous match different intervals in some cases, the general term of 4 years. Since 1986, men's and women's competitions are conducted in the same year, also in accordance with the four-year term at the time.
h t t p : / / w w w. t e h r a n t i m e s . c o m / s p o r t s SPORTS 13 TEHRAN TIMES INTERNATIONAL DAILY JUNE 1, 2010 T Kwak ruled Mahram books a berth in Esteghlal GM out of finals resigns South Korea defender Kwak Tae-hwi has been ruled out of the World Cup finals after suffering a knee injury in yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to Belarus in Austria. FIBA World Club Championship Tehran Times Sports Desk TEHRAN — Amir-Reza Vaezi Ashtiani stepped down as Estegh- The 28-year-old Kyoto Sanga player, who only returned lal general manager on Monday. to the squad last November following a lengthy lay-off with “I couldn’t see eye to eye with a similar injury, twisted knee ligaments during a challenge in the President of Iran’s Physi- the first half and was carried off on a stretcher. cal Education Organization Ali Coach Huh Jung-moo is set to call up either Suwon Saeidlu, and his group. I won’t Bluewings defender Kang Min-soo or Hwang Jae-won ever return to Esteghlal or think of Asian champions Pohang Steelers to take Kwak’s about football again.” place in his 23-man World Cup squad. Esteghlal board of directors (Source: Sportinglife) all submitted their resignations last night. Klose has work to do : Low The Tehran-based team didn’t have a good season and fin- Germany coach Joachim Low admits out-of-sorts ished third in the Iran Professional striker Miroslav Klose will find it tough to turn his form league, and was knocked out by Al around in time for the World Cup. Shabab of Saudi Arabia in the AFC The 31-year-old, who has scored 48 times in 95 games Champions League round of 16. for his country, struggled for games and goals with Bay- ern Munich last season. And he looked a shadow of the player who finished top scorer at the 2006 World Cup in Akbarpour joins Saturday night’s friendly win over Hungary in Budapest. “It is clear that it will be no easy task to get Miro in Steel Azin, Kabi form,” Low said in the Bild newspaper. “It will be hard work, for him, for us. He has to work stays put a lot. He still hasn’t shown the form that he is actually Tehran Times Sports Desk capable of. Tehran Times Sports Desk liminary round. TEHRAN — Esteghlal midfielder (Source: Sportinglife) Iran’s imperious Mahram basketball team beat Al Rayyan of “It’s not like we were looking for revenge, but I guess the Siavash Akbarpour joined Steel Qatar and claimed its second successive Asian title in the 21st memory of that defeat was always in our heads,” Samad Azin football club on Monday. Germany defender FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Doha on Sunday. Nikkhah said. Akbarpour penned a two-year Mahram defeated Al Rayyan 93-73 at the Al Gharafa Stadium. Mahram proceeded to The FIBA World Club Championship contract with the Tehran-based Westermann to miss World Cup “We played exactly according to our plan,” said Mahram which will be held in the Chinese cities of Chengdu and Nanjing team and will play alongside his FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany defender coach Mostafa Hashemi. in October with eight teams participating. friend Hossein Kazemi who also Heiko Westermann will miss the World Cup because of Mahram had previously lost to Al Rayyan 78-72 in the pre- A total of 10 Asian teams took part in the Doha tournament. transferred to Steel Azin from a foot injury, adding to coach Joachim Loew’s mount- ing injury worries. Capello plays down Inter link Esteghlal. Akbarpour is Steel Azin’s Westermann broke a bone in his left foot late in Sat- England boss Fabio Capello insists he has had no contact with move. fourth new player including urday’s 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest. Inter Milan over a potential move. “I’m England manager and I’m happy here,” said Capello. “I keeper Sosha Makani and Milad The German soccer federation says the Schalke de- Capello has been linked with the San Siro managerial post have not spoken with anyone at Inter Milan.” Zeniedpour. fender was ruled out after a scan Sunday in northern since former coach Jose Mourinho announced his departure to Uncertainty has surrounded Capello’s future since Lord Meanwhile, Hossein Kabi Italy, where Germany is preparing for the World Cup. Real Madrid, with Inter president Massimo Moratti confirming Triesman’s resignation led to confusion over his England deal, has extended his contract with Westermann is the fifth Germany player to be ruled his interest in the Italian. although the Italian reportedly agreed with the former FA chair- Steel Azin. Iranian media had out due to an injury. The list includes captain Michael But Capello says he expects to stay with England, man to stay on as manager until after the 2012 European reported that Kabi planned to Ballack. and that Inter have not approached him to discuss a Championship. join Persepolis.
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