Qatar’s Al-Jassim to officiate AFC Champions League Final
Doha: Qatari referee Abdulrahman Ibrahim Y J Al-Jassim has been appointed to officiate the eagerly anticipated 2020 AFC Champions League Final between the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis and Korea Republic’s Ulsan Hyundai FC on Saturday at the Al Janoub Stadium.
Together with assistants and compatriots, Ramzan Saeed M A Al-Naemi and Saoud Ahmed S A Almaqaleh, the trio will be supported by Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Khamis Mohammed S A Al-Marri from Qatar, who will oversee the implementation of the VAR system in the final of an AFC Club Competition for the first time.
Doha: With just two days to go until the 2020 AFC Champions League final at Al Janoub Stadium, we look back at how both Persepolis FC and Ulsan Hyundai navigated the semi-final hurdle on the way to the showpiece event.
Both semi-finals needed more than 90 minutes to find a conclusion, with both mirroring each other in the fact that it was a 1-1 draw in normal time before each of the sides either scored in extra time or needed a penalty shootout.
Excitement builds ahead of riveting AFC Champions League Final
Doha: The 2020 AFC Champions League is set for a thrilling finale as 2018 runners-up Persepolis FC from the Islamic Republic of Iran look to create history with their maiden Continental club crown when they face an inspired Ulsan Hyundai FC eyeing their second title following their 2012 success in what promises to be a classic battle at the Al Janoub Stadium on Saturday at 3pm (local time).
Adding to the excitement, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Qatar Football Association (QFA) are in discussions to allow local spectators into the stadium, with further details on the match day protocols for fans to be finalised in the coming days.
Classic AFC Champions League Final Goals: Vote for your favourite
Kuala Lumpur: As the countdown continues towards the 2020 AFC Champions League final between Persepolis FC and and Ulsan Hyundai FC, the-AFC.com continues its look back at previous editions of the showpiece event.
In 17 AFC Champions League finals there have been a total of 69 goals and we've scrolled the archives to select the pick of the lot, factoring in both importance and quality to select seven of the best.
From the first-ever goal to be scored in the final to a history-defining moment from 2019, enjoy the trip down memory lane and don't forget to tell us your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.
Doha: Persepolis FC and Ulsan Hyundai FC are set to contest the 18th AFC Champions League final since the inauguration of the competition in 2002-03, and the first between an Iranian and a Korean team in the competition’s history.
Over the past 17 editions, the showpiece event of Asian club football has brought numerous moments that remain ingrained in the memories of fans of the beautiful game across the continent. the-AFC.com looks at five memorable moments from past finals and asks you, the reader, to vote for your best.
The search for Asia's Most Popular Football Club: Tractor SC, Persepolis FC through to final
Kuala Lumpur: Tractor SC and Persepolis FC have advanced to the final of the Search for Asia's Most Popular Football Club after finishing as the two highest ranked teams in Central and South Asia poll.
The Islamic Republic of Iran sides garnered a combined total of 90% of the votes cast in the regional poll aimed at finding the Continent's most popular club.
The two now await their opponents in the final, with polling in the East section ending on Tuesday.
The polls for the ASEAN and West regions start on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, with the final of the Search for Asia's Most Popular Football Club kicking off on December 27.
Check out the Central and South Asia nominees and results below.