Alireza Faghani to referee Hazfi Cup final

May 25, 2016

Alireza Faghani has been appointed to take charge of Sunday’s Hazfi Cup final between Esteghlal and Zob Ahan at the Khorramshahr Stadium.

The Referee Committee of Iran’s Football Federation announced on Wednesday that Faghani will officiate the match.
He will be assisted by Sajad Touri and Hossein Zahiri in the match, with Javad Sharafi acting as the fourth official.
The match is the clash between two of the best teams in 2015-16 season as Esteghlal finished in third place while Zob Ahan finished in sixth.
Zob Ahan has won the Hazfi Cup twice while they lost the final once. Esteghlal has won the Cup six times and they have finished as runner up in third occasions.
Esteghlal and Zob Ahan have met each other 57 times; the Blues has won 25 games while Zob Ahan has 16 wins. Esteghlal has not won in its last eight games against Zob Ahan.

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