Why Iran calls for US disqualification hours before game – Notes – Qatar 2022

In the last few hours, a controversy arose around the World Cup in Qatar, tinged with soccer and politics, due to the fact that multiple Asian media expressed their repudiation after the United States published -in the official account of its soccer team- the Iranian flag without the coat of arms of the Islamic Republic.

This occurred in the run-up to the match between the two countries and led to asked for the disqualification of the American country for the modification of the Iranian national emblem.

The controversy was reflected in the publications made by the US team, where it placed the group B position table, where the Iranian flag represented only by the colors green, white and red is observed, without the coat of arms of the Islamic Republic.

It should be remembered that the United States and Iran They will face each other this Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. (Argentine time) on the last day of the group stage, in which both teams play a place in the round of 16. England lead the group (4 points), followed by Iran (3), the United States (2) and Wales (1).

After the unleashed conflict, the North American sports federation issued a statement explaining the situation, and assured that it is a show of support for women fighting for basic human rights in Iran.

For this reason, Iran filed a complaint with FIFA through the press: “With an unprofessional act, the Instagram page of the United States soccer federation Removed the symbol of Allah from the Iranian flag“. And they communicated: “The FFIRI sent an email to FIFA asking them to issue a serious warning to the American federation.”

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In said statement, they warned: “In accordance with article 13 of the FIFA rules, any person who offends the dignity or integrity of a country, a person or a group of people… will be penalized with a suspension of at least ten games or a specified period, or any other appropriate disciplinary action”.

The controversial measure occurs in the midst of mobilizations and protests against the Government of that country, which were joined by various players from the Iranian National Team.

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