Posted by on November 21, 2022 6:00 pm
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Iran’s World Cup football team stayed silent as the national anthem was played before their opening World Cup match, declining to sing before the kick-off against England. During the week, their captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh had explained that the players would decide “collectively” whether or not to sing the anthem as a sign of support for the victims of the harshly repressed protests in their country. The players kept their faces totally impassive, while on the bench a member of the delegation sang. Iranian state television did not show the players lined up for the anthem before the match got …

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