Tehran derby

Tehran Times - Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal football teams will likely be held in Doha, Qatar.

The Iranian media reports suggest that the football federation’s officials have decided to hold the match in the Persian Gulf country.

The local media have reported that the clubs will earn from TV broadcasting rights.

The referee will be Iranian and video assistant referee (VAR) system will be used in the Qatari stadiums.

Persepolis are second in the in the 2023/24 Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League (PGPL), two points behind leaders Sepahan.

Esteghlal and Persepolis have met each other 101 times in Tehran derby. Persepolis have won 27 matches, while Esteghlal emerged victorious 26 times and 48 matches ended in draw.