ACL MD 4: Ryuji Sato Chosen as Official of Al Hilal v Esteghlal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Japanese referee Ryuji Sato has been chosen to officiate Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia and Iran’s Esteghlal match.
Sato will be assisted by his countrymen Hiroshi Yamauchi and Jun Mihara.
Ryuji Sato has refereed internationally in the ASEAN Football Championship, and FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He is also a referee at the J. League Division 1.
Esteghlal will meet its rival in Matchday Four of the AFC Champions League in Group C.
The match will be held at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE on Tuesday.
Al Hilal remains top of Group C with six points, followed by Al Duhail of Qatar and Esteghlal with four points.