2022 World Cup: after having remained silent, Iranians sing their national anthem before their second

During the first match, the selection had not sang the anthem in support of the demonstrations against the Iranian regime.

mo12345lemonde with AFP

Iranian players, silent in their first 2022 World Cup match, sang their national anthem before the meeting against Wales, Friday, November 25, in Doha.

Monday, at the International Khalifa stadium, the Iranian selection, which faced England for the first match of group B, had not done so to express its support for the demonstrators mobilized since the death, on September 16, of Mahsa AInini, after his arrest by the police of Tehran’s customs for not having respected the strict clothing code imposed by the authorities.

Captain, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, had previously explained that the players would “collectively” sing or not to sing the national anthem in support of the victims of the repression of these demonstrations and that celebrating or not a possible goal during the Cup of the world would, on the other hand, be a “personal” choice.

/Media reports cited above.