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Eight Iranian football teams suspended over debts

TEHRAN, June 28 (Mehr News Agency) -- Eight professional Iranian football teams have been suspended on Sunday over their debts to other teams and players.

The clubs are not allowed to submit any players in the transfer window before the settlement of their previous debts, according to the director of the disciplinary committee of Iran's football federation.

"These clubs cannot work unless they reach a settlement with their creditors," Mojtaba Sharifi said.

The suspended clubs are as follows: Tehran-based Persepolis and Esteghlal, Pas of Hamedan, Rah Ahan of Shahr-e Ray, Qom's Saba Battery, Esteghlal of Ahvaz, Paykan of Ghazvin and Abu Moslem of Mashhad.

Meanwhile Pas General Manager accused Iran's football officials of having debts to the clubs.

"The federation has to pay TV rights, stadium advertisement and tickets rights to the clubs," Kazem Olyaei said.

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