AFC dismisses protest lodged by Al Nassr

October 9, 2020 - 15:8

TEHRAN - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee dismissed a protest lodged by Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia in connection with the Semi-final match of the AFC Champions League (West) pursuant to Article 59 of the AFC Champions League 2020 Competition Regulations.

The AFC will not make any further comment on the matter.

Al Nassr had filed a complaint with AFC over what it called obvious violations of the International Football Federation's (FIFA) regulations by Iran's Persepolis.

Al Nassr Club had claimed that Persepolis football club committed blatant violations of FIFA rules by using "several illegal players" in their squad during the AFC's championship semifinal.

Persepolis denied any wrongdoing or violations of international rules.

In the AFC's championship semifinal in an empty stadium in Doha, Qatar on Saturday, Persepolis drew 1-1 with Al Nassr after 120 minutes of breathtaking game.

Ultimately, Persepolis won 5-3 in penalty shootouts.

The Iranian side, crowned as the West Asian champions, will face the East Asian champions in the final match on December 19.

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