Saudi victory protesting against Iranian Persepolis.
Al-Nassr left the AFC Champions League, after losing to Iran’s Persepolis in a penalty shootout, with a score of 5-3, bringing the Iranian team to the final match.
The Saudi Al-Riyadiah newspaper indicated that Al-Nasr club lodged an official protest against Iranian Persepolis, under the pretext that some of its players were not eligible to participate in the continental championship.
The protest memorandum submitted by Al-Nasr Club is based on the participation of a number of Persepolis players who were registered before the tournament, despite the fact that the team has a suspension from registration by the Dispute Resolution Committee.
Al-Nasr Club achieved an unprecedented achievement, which was reaching the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League in its new form for the first time in its history, as it had not succeeded in reaching this role before.
It is noteworthy that Al-Nasr Club has the opportunity to play in the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, despite its loss to Persepolis, as the AFC adopted a decision to qualify the 2020 AFC Champions League champion, in addition to its runners-up and the winner of the losers in the semi-finals of the tournament, to the FIFA World Cup, which will be held. In China with 24 clubs participating.