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.

ACL: Valentin Kovalenko to Officiate Persepolis v Al Sadd

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.

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