SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 December 2022, Friday |

Iran team do not sing national anthem before first world cup game

Iran’s players did not sing their national anthem before their first game of the World Cup against England on Monday, in apparent support for anti-government protesters in their homeland.

The Iranian players stood impassively and grim-faced as their anthem rang out around the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

Iran has been shaken by two months of nationwide protests since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in morality police custody on September 16.

    Source:
  • AFP
  • NNA