Domestic Leagues

Persepolis to start Iran Pro League title defence against Saipa


Tehran: Persepolis FC's defence of their Iran Pro League title will start against Saipa on October 31. 

Persepolis, who have qualified for the 2020 AFC Champions League final, will be aiming for a fifth consecutive Iran Pro League title.

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The Iran Super Cup, the traditional curtain raiser, will be held in the second half of the season with Persepolis facing Hazfi Cup winners Tractorsazi Tabriz.

Last season’s runners-up Esteghlal will welcome newly promoted Mes Rafsanjan on Matchday One of the 2020-21 season.

In other opening Matchday One fixtures, Gol Gohar Sirjan face Sepahan Isfahan; Tractor meet Naft Masjed Soleyman; Zobahan Isfahan take on Foolad Khuzestan; Shahr Khodro square up against Machine Sazi Tabriz, Sanat Naft Abadan take on Paykan Tehran and newly promoted Aluminium Arak face Nassaji Mazandaran.

The first Tehran Derby of the 2020-21 season is scheduled for Matchday Eight.

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