At the World Cup, Iran national football team declines to sing the anthem.

Iran national football team | In a blatant demonstration of solidarity for the demonstrations in their nation, Iran’s athletes chose not to sing the national anthem before to their opening World Cup match against England on Monday.

The national anthem was played at Khalifa International Stadium with all 11 players in Iran’s starting lineup remaining silent.

The choice of whether or not to play the national anthem was under discussion and will be made collaboratively, according to national team captain Ali Reza Jahanbakhsh, four days before to the game.

Carlos Queiroz, the Iran national football team Portuguese coach, also stated on Tuesday that everyone has the freedom to express themselves in accordance with these ideas and values. However, his players must do so while still upholding “the spirit of the game and the regulations of FIFA.”

During the live broadcast of the Iran national football team national anthem prior to the game, Iranian television obstructed images of the participants.

The line-up has lost the support of the majority of the population, who accuse them of supporting the government’s brutal suppression of protestors, including women and children, who want to topple the Islamic Republic.

In the lead-up to the competition, there has been discussion about the national football team, a source of pride for Iran, and if players will utilise the occasion to support the demonstrators.

Sunday marked the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which used the theme “Meeting Humanity” to welcome fans inside the “Al Bayt Stadium,” a structure modelled after a Bedouin tent. Iran national football team While Mahsa Amini’s death following her detention on September 16 sparked ongoing demonstrations in Tehran, the three-year anniversary of a significant public campaign to protest the time’s rising gasoline costs falls in 2019.

The unrest started as resentment at the brutal execution of the law requiring women to cover their faces, but it has now grown into a significant movement against the Iranian regime, which has been in power since the 1979 revolution.

Iran national football team According to a latest death toll released yesterday by the Iran Human Rights Organization in Oslo, the ongoing protests have resulted in at least 378 deaths, including 47 minors, in the crackdown on demonstrators. According to the organisation, there have been 123 deaths across 25 of the country’s provinces, including 123 in Sistan-Baluchestan.

Additionally, there have been arbitrary detentions of both Iranians and foreigners, and the Revolutionary Court in Tehran has executed six people since September 16 for taking part in nationwide protests.

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