Persepolis, Al Hilal’s Matches to Be Held in Muscat

Tasnim - Iran’s Persepolis and Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia will play in Muscat, Oman in the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League group stage.

Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League professional football club and Saudi Arabian professional football team have chosen Oman as the neutral venue to host the forthcoming matches in Group D.

The first match will be held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman on February 21.

The second match will be held in the same stadium on April 24.

The 2017 AFC Champions League group stage will be played from 20 February to 10 May 2017.

A total of 32 teams compete in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

The winner of the tournament will qualify as the AFC representative for the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

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