Grant unhappy with Sepahan

Partizan Belgrade coach Avram Grant says Iranian club Sepahan has cancelled its friendly match in Turkey because he is an Israeli.

The match was scheduled to be played on Friday in Antalya, where the defending Serbian champion is preparing for the rest of the domestic season.

Grant, a former Chelsea coach who took over at Partizan last month, says the decision by the Iranian club is 'shameful'.

"I never mixed politics with sports. I had worked with many (Muslims) while I was in England, and I made friends with many of them," he said.

Partizan says it had to switch its usual winter preparations from Dubai to Antalya because of Grant's Israeli citizenship.

Source AP