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AFC invites Iranian referees to judge Asian games

Tehran, The Asian Football Confederation has invited Iranian referees Bijan Heidari and Saeed Qasemi to judge Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games, said an AFC report.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

For the first time, the Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities; the Indonesian capital of Jakarta (which is hosting the Games for the first time since 1962), and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province.

Events will be held in and around the two cities, including venues in Bandung and province of West Java and Banten.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Games will be held at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta.

Heidari and Qasemi will judge men's football match slated to be held on August 10-September 1.

Iranian junior football team will compete in group F with Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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