Saudi club fined over match with Iran rival

Saudi club fined over match with Iran rival
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RIYADH, July 1 (APP/AFP): The Asian Football Confederation on Friday punished a Saudi Arabian club over the behaviour of its fans towards a side from Iran , the kingdom's regional political rival.

The fines and a warning to Al Ittihad stemmed from a match against Iran 's Sepahan , the AFC said on its Twitter account.

Ittihad was fined $20,000 "because of what its fans had done to Sepahan ," the AFC said, without elaborating.

The Saudi club was also penalised an additional $1,500 "for the tardiness of its team in entering the field," AFC said, warning a repeat by Ittihad fans would mean the club having to play a match behind closed doors.

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