Iran’s Esteghlal Selects Turkmenistan to Host Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia

Tasnim - Iranian football club Esteghlal has selected Turkmenistan as the neutral venue to host the match against Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Group Stage.

Esteghlal is drawn along with Al-Rayyan of Qatar, Al-Hilal and Winner Play-off West 1in Group D.

Esteghlal has been scheduled to meet Al-Hilal on Feb. 20.

Al-Hilal has already selected Kuwait as neutral country to host Esteghlal.

The match is scheduled for April 16.

The AFC Executive Committee will decide about the two clubs’ bids.

Teams from Saudi Arabia and Iran will meet in neutral venues for AFC Champions League clashes due to political differences.

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