Iran football team refuses to sing national anthem ahead of FIFA World Cup match


All of the starting 11 players were silent as the anthem played at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Reuters

doha,Updated: November 21, 2022 19:00 IST

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Iran’s players did not sing their national anthem before their opening game. (Photo: Reuters)

Reuters: Iran’s national football team chose not to sing their country’s anthem before their opening World Cup match against England on Monday, in a clear show of support for protesters back home.

All of the starting 11 players were silent as the anthem played at the Khalifa International Stadium.

More than two months of nationwide protests over the death of a young woman in police custody have sparked the boldest challenge to Iran’s clerics since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.



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