0809 GMT July 07, 2020
The Persian Gulf Pro League will restart on June 18, according to Iran Football Federation.
The last round of the games was played on February 28, before the Iranian league was suspended due the coronavirus outbreak.
Foolad Khuzestan will host Esteghlal in Foolad Arena on June 18 – in a matchday 17 postponed match – before all teams are back in action on June 22.
Heydar Baharvand, the acting president of the federation, in a letter to all 16 league teams gave them the go-ahead to resume training on May 23, calling for full implementation of the hygiene protocols laid out by the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting Coronavirus.
All teams’ players, technical staff, and officials will have to undergo COVID-19 test and hand the results to the coronavirus taskforce and FIFA’s Medical Centre of Excellence, or IFMARC, in Iran, to secure permission to take part in the reaming 73 fixtures of the league.
Persepolis, holding a 10-point lead over second-placed Sepahan and Tractor – with nine rounds of games remaining – will be seeking a record-fourth consecutive league title.
The Azadegan League – the Iranian first division league – will also resume on June 18 with the second division fixtures restarting on June 25.