Jahanbazi to referee Tehran derby

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yadollah Jahanbazi has been named as the referee of the 79th derby of Tehran which will be held at the Azadi Stadium on Sunday.

The 41-year-old referee will be assisted by Mohammadreza Abolfazli and Hassan Zahiri and Touraj Haghverdi will be fourth official.

Esteghlal and Persepolis have played against each other 78 times, with Esteghlal winning 24 games, Persepolis taking 17 victories, and 37 matches ending in a draw.

Tehran derby is a football match between the two prominent Tehran clubs Esteghlal (Blues) and Persepolis (Reds).

This match was declared as the most important derby in Asia and 22nd most important derby in the world in June 2008 by World Soccer magazine.

By Tasnim News Agency


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