Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iranian football giants Persepolis have chosen Dubai, the UAE as the neutral venue to host Saudi Arabian team Al Ahli at the group stage of the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League.
The Iranian Reds are going to play Al Ahli at the Al Wasl Stadium Zabeel on April 9 and 22.
According to Asian Football Confederation, clubs from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran should play on a home and away basis, but Saudi Arabia violated the order as their teams will not come to Iran to play the Persian teams.
The 2019 AFC Champions League group stage is scheduled to be played from 4 March to 22 May 2019.
A total of 32 teams compete in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League.