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Mahram books a berth in FIBA World Club Championship


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.

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TEHRAN TIMES INTERNATIONAL DAILY                                                                                                                                                                             JUNE 1, 2010

                           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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