TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis midfielder Payam Sadeghian has missed Tehran derby on Sunday due to a groin injury.
“A full MRI scan has revealed Sadeghian will be sidelined one month after a groin injury,” Persepolis doctor Mahyar Mortazavi said.
The development came ahead of Perspolis match with Esteghlal of Tehran due to be held on Sunday.
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.
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.
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