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Fan dies during Persepolis, Sepahan match

Tehran Times - A football fan in Tehran passed away after he suffered a heart attack in the match between Persepolis and Sepahan Friday night.

According to Tehran emergency center, a 30-year-old man died from cardiac arrest and more than 200 fans were also injured in the clashes before and after the game.

Iran Professional League leaders Persepolis met Sepahan at the Azadi Stadium but the fans scrapped with each other in the stands before the start of the match.


Persepolis, who could move an inch closer to title for the third successive year with a win over Sepahan, were held to a 0-0 draw in a hectic match.

Earlier on the day, Tractor Sazi lost to Zob Ahan 2-0 in Isfahan.

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