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Iranian Sports Minister: AFC decision is political

2020-01-19T17:34:00.243Z

Tehran-Sana, Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Masoud Sultani fled that the recent decision of the AFC



Tehran-Sana

Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Masoud Sultani Fer has confirmed that the recent decision of the Asian Football Confederation against Iran is political and based on flimsy pretexts and does not have any relation to the standards of sport and football.

Sultani, who fled during an emergency meeting today for the Youth and Sports Federation after the AFC decision yesterday, banned Iranian clubs participating in the AFC Champions League from hosting the matches of this tournament: “Everyone should know that we provide complete security throughout the country and on the other hand, the Iranian airline Islamism is completely safe, ”he said, noting that the error that led to the catastrophe of the Ukrainian plane crash near Tehran, and although it is a bitter event, it can happen in any country and this is not a reason for insecurity in the Iranian sky.

In a related context, the President of the Iranian National Olympic Committee, Syed Reza Salehi Amiri, sent a letter of protest to the President of the Asian Olympic Council, stressing that the decision against Iran is contrary to the relevant laws and standards and was taken without consulting with the Iranian National Football Federation, which would have provided evidence to ensure that The occurrence of any security problem in the context of hosting clubs of other countries in Tehran.

The Iranian clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2020 announced their withdrawal from the tournament in protest against the AFC's decision to host its matches on neutral ground outside Iran.

Source: sena

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