Iran Complains to AFC Over Saudis’ Disrespect in Champions League Match

Iran Complains to AFC Over Saudis’ Disrespect in Champions League Match
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Published February 24th, 2018 - 18:46 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal footballers (R) ignore minute's silence for victims of a recent Iranian plane crash ahead of the Group D match of the 2018 AFC Champions League with Iranian football club Esteghlal Tehran on February 20, 2018. (Photo: Press TV)
Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal footballers (R) ignore minute's silence for victims of a recent Iranian plane crash ahead of the Group D match of the 2018 AFC Champions League with Iranian football club Esteghlal Tehran on February 20, 2018. (Photo: Press TV)

The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has lodged a complaint with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) against professional football club Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia over its players’ failure to observe a period of silence for the victims of a recent plane crash in central Iran.

While footballers from Iranian giant Esteghlal lined up on the center circle ahead of the Group D clash at the multi-purpose Seeb Sports Stadium in the northeastern Omani city of Seeb on Tuesday to pay their respects, Al Hilal players did not line up opposite.

The Tehran-based team beat the Saudi side 1-0.

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