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Iran – USA in the live ticker: Are players threatened with family torture? Eye-catching report Created: 11/29/2022, 5:59 p.m By: Patrick Mayer In focus: Iran's players at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. © IMAGO/Sebastian Frej The game between Iran and the USA is a particular focus of the 2022 World Cup because of its political dimension. A report fuels the explosiveness in Qatar. Follow the game



Iran – USA in the live ticker: Are players threatened with family torture?

Eye-catching report

Created: 11/29/2022, 5:59 p.m

By: Patrick Mayer

In focus: Iran's players at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

© IMAGO/Sebastian Frej

The game between Iran and the USA is a particular focus of the 2022 World Cup because of its political dimension.

A report fuels the explosiveness in Qatar.

Follow the game tonight here in the live ticker.

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Munich/Doha - There is probably no other duel in the 2022 World Cup with as much political explosiveness as the game between Iran and the USA this Tuesday evening (8 p.m. CET) in the al-Thumama Stadium in Doha.

In the Islamic republic on the Persian Gulf, state authorities have been cracking down on thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets after the death of student Mahsa Amini for weeks.

Prior to this (and independently of this), the United States had put pressure on Iran in terms of global politics and, among other things, warned against developing its own nuclear bomb.

Striking: World Cup host Qatar was recently named an important non-NATO ally by US President Joe Biden.

"Qatar is a good friend," said the 80-year-old prime minister from Washington.

Iran - USA in the live ticker: Political explosiveness at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The US base Al Udeid is located almost 30 kilometers from Doha.

According to official information, between 10,000 and 13,000 US soldiers are stationed there, according to the

editorial network Germany (RND)

more than anywhere else in the Middle East.

Iran is considered a mediator between Qatar and the other states on the Arabian Peninsula.

In particular, Saudi Arabia is considered a risk for the emirate.

However, Tehran and the US have viewed each other with geopolitical suspicion for decades.

It's complicated.

There were also tensions leading up to the game.

The US association refrained from showing the emblem of the Islamic Republic on its social media entries.

According to 

ESPN

, the US association decided to take the step to support "women fighting for human rights in Iran". 

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At the press conference on the game, an Iranian reporter addressed US captain Tyler Adams.

He accused the former Bundesliga professional from RB Leipzig of pronouncing the name of his country wrong - namely "Airän".

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He then asked the Leeds United midfielder if he was comfortable representing a country where there is so much discrimination against black people.

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"I grew up in a white family - obviously with an African American background - and that gave me the opportunity to experience different cultures," said the 23-year-old to cope with different cultures.

Not everyone has that ease and ability to do that.

I think education is super important.

After all, you have just educated me by pointing out the incorrect pronunciation of your country.”

If they don't sing anthem in Qatar, will Iran players be threatened with 'torture' of families?

That's not enough polarizing news.

Because: As the US broadcaster CNN reports, the Iranian players in the context of the World Cup (schedule for the 2022 World Cup) are allegedly being threatened by their own government.

Accordingly, the players were summoned to a meeting with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards after they quietly refused to sing the anthem in front of a live audience of millions in the first game.

According to the report, the players were threatened at the meeting that their families at home would face "torture and violence" if they did not sing the anthem again.

Or express political protest in a different way.

Iran vs. the USA - follow the game tonight from 8 p.m. (CET) here in the live ticker.

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Source: merkur

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