ACL: Valentin Kovalenko to Officiate Persepolis v Al Sadd
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Uzbek football referee Valentin Kovalenko has been chosen to officiate the match between Iran’s Persepolis and Al Sadd of Qatar.
Persepolis will host the Qatari club in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday in the second leg of the AFC Champions League semi-final.
The Iranian team defeated Al Sadd 1-0 in the first leg in Doha.
The 43-year-old has refereed at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, 2012 AFC Cup Final and 2014 World Cup qualifiers, beginning with the preliminary-round match between Iraq and Yemen.
During 2006 World Cup qualifying, he also served as an assistant referee.