The Iranian football team is in Qatar, where the squad has been selected and training is underway for their first match against England on Monday 21 November. But how they get there and what happens before and during the match will be interesting due to the chaos from the entire religiously-dominated authoritarian regime.
Thousands of protesters have been arrested following the recent killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini by the Islamic Republic’s “morality police.” Social media is flooded with images of young people making fun of clergy and power amid growing demands for democracy.
More than three-quarters of Iran’s parliament is calling for the death penalty for the 15,000 people detained, and the number of those arrested is serious as the first protester sentenced to death for “enmity against God” was sentenced on Monday. may be at risk.
Players on the Iranian team have previously protested the treatment of women in their country, but the team chose Seemed unchanged for political reasonsAmong them is striker Sardar Azmon, who played professionally for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga and was under pressure to drop out of the team. for his sympathy for the protests.
It is still unclear what form the protests from the players will take, but calls for Iran to be excluded from the World Cup have so far fallen on deaf ears for FIFA.Team Meri could be seen in Qatar High, but what happens in these games starts Monday when they face England at 8am ET.
iran world cup roster
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As professional players representing the Iranian national team, as workers and builders of joy, happiness and pride, what we do is dedicated to playing well for the Iranian fans and supporters. All you have to do is
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— Carlos Queiroz (@Carlos_Queiroz) November 14, 2022
iran world cup schedule
Nov 21: v England, 8:00am ET
November 25: Wales, 5:00am ET
November 29: vs. USA, 2:00 PM ET