Iran fans face ire at Qatar World Cup

November 26, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Iran are currently embroiled in protests after their staunch rules against women's clothing has come to the fore. 

The Asian country's presence at the World Cup has brought attention to these anti-government protests.

Many fans are carrying shirts with the name of Mahsa Amini, whose died after brutality by Iran’s morality police sparked the protests. 

In Iran’s first game against England, to players did not sing the national anthem to show their support. 

In their second game against Wales on Friday, however, they did sing, but not with much enthusiasm.

So much so that Iran’s coach Carlos Queiroz has complained about the attention being placed on Iran’s team.

Pro-government and anti-government fans were both present in the game against Wales.

There were also several reported instances of fans shouting and filming each other.

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