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Iran's football boss axed; futsal chief resigns

TEHRAN, June 21 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's Physical Education Organization (PEO) ousted Football Federation president Mohammad Daadkan immediately after Wednesday's Iran-Angola match at the 2006 World Cup in the German city of Leipzig.

The decision was made following Iran's lackluster performance and weak results in the tournament.

According to the PEO, the caretaker head will be announced Saturday.

Iran finished fourth at the Group D with meager one point out of three games with Mexico, Portugal, and Angola.

Iran futsal chief resigns

TEHRAN, June 22 (Mehr News Agency) - Head of Iran's Futsal Committee, Mohammad-Sadeq Dorudgar, offered his resignation here Thursday.

Dorudgar, in his resignation letter, wrote, "With reference to previous requests and unfair ouster of Football Federation president after Iran's last World Cup match, I resign as the Futsal Committee head, who has served for nine years and won seven (Asian) championship and one third titles."

He expressed hope his successor will make success, extending his gratitude to all officials, managers, coaches, players, and journalists, who helped the Futsal Committee develop the sporting field.

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