By Reza Hamidi

The Iran Football League Organization has urged all football clubs to avoid releasing the names of players who have tested positive for the coronavirus to the media, Al Arabiya Farsi news website reported on May 25.

Meanwhile, the National Headquarters for Fighting Coronavirus has given the Premier League the green light to restart its season, the Young Journalist Club (YJC) reported on May 24. The Iran Football League Organization has said the Premier League matches would start on June 22. Football teams can start their practice after undergoing testing for the coronavirus, the report added.

According to the Mehr News Agency, some teams, including the Persepolis Football Club (FC), started their practice on May 23. Several teams have reportedly claimed that some players, coaches, and staff had contracted the virus during practice. However, most of those with the coronavirus tested positive before starting their practice, the report said.

This article was translated and adapted from Persian by Fardine Hamidi.

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