Persepolis reclaims Iran’s Super Cup as Esteghlal withdraws

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Esteghlal withdrew from playing in the final of Super Cup and the title went to Persepolis for the second successive year.

The Super Cup was scheduled to be held on July 20 between Esteghlal (Hazf Cup winner) and Persepolis (Iran Professional League champions) in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Esteghlal officials had announced that they cannot play on that specific date since they are in Turkey for a training camp.

Accordingly, Iran Football League Organization announced that the match result is 3-0 in favor of the reds and they are the title winners.

“The Iran Football League Organization must apologize to millions of Esteghlal fans for their decisions. We’ve already announced that we cannot play on July 20,” Zamani, a board member of Esteghlal said on Tuesday.

“We never had a problem playing against Persepolis, but we cannot play at that time since we will be in Turkey until July 22,” he added.


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