ZURICH (Reuters) – Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday amid widespread protests in the Islamic Republic over the death of a woman in moral police custody, a Swiss newspaper said on Thursday. said it thought Iran should be banned from the World Cup. as they say.
The Brick tabloid reported that “Iran should be left out of the World Cup,” with Blatter calling for harsh results in a speech at the publisher’s headquarters, urging Iran to compete if he was still responsible. said it would have been excluded from
The protests in Iran have been one of the most audacious challenges for Iran’s clerical rulers since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iran says foreign enemies have instigated riots since the death of Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in September after she was arrested for disobeying Iran’s strict dress code imposed on women. are accusing.
Brick quoted Blatter as saying he did not understand why FIFA president Gianni Infantino had not taken a clear position on Iran.
Blatter, 86, made headlines this week when he said it was a mistake to give Qatar the right to host the World Cup, which starts on November 20.
Reported by Michael Shields.Editing by Peter Rutherford
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