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Iran-United States: Iranian players forced to sing their Iranian and their families threatened?


The American channel CNN assures that the families of Iranian players will be tortured or sent to prison if they do not sing the national anthem against the United States.

A final that goes beyond sport in this group B. This Tuesday evening (8 p.m.), the winner of the Iran-United States meeting will qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. In the event of a tie , the "Team Melli" (nickname of the Iranian team) will be qualified.

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A match under high sporting and geopolitical tension.

This Tuesday,


reports that the families of the Iranian players have been threatened.

If the latter do not sing the national anthem before kick-off against the United States, their families could be tortured or imprisoned.

The Iranians did not sing the national anthem in the first game

Families of Iranian players will experience "

violence and torture

", according to the British media, which quoted a security source.

As a reminder, the Iranian players did not sing their national anthem in the first match against England, which lost 6-2.

A strong choice because of the regime in place in their country and the treatment reserved for women.

During the second match, against Wales, won 2-0, the players of "Team Melli" had finally decided to sing before kick-off.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-11-29

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