Iran players got attention of world at FIFA World Cup 2022
Iran’s players made silence just before the opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar on 21 November to sing their national anthem.
What happened at the match stadium?
Group B teams Iran and England were playing their opening match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
Prior to the match, Iran’s captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh informed the authority that their team had ‘collectively’ decide if or not to refuse to sing the anthem in support of anti-governmental protesters in Iran.
And as the national anthem for Iran started and the national anthem being played at the stadium, the 11 Iranian players stood impassively and grim-faced.
Protest in Iran:
The Gulf country has recently been shook by two months of nationwide protests since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in morality police custody on 16 September.
A 22-year-old Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini had died three days after her arrest in Tehran over an alleged breach of the Islamic republic’s dress code for women. It was done due to inclusion of the mandatory hijab headscarf.
In support of the protesters, some Iranian athletes have decided not to sing the national anthem or celebrate their victories.
As whole football team of Iran made their silence during the national anthem, world has been sounded to freedom for Iran.
Current situation in Iran:
The support of Iran’s team overwhelmed during match across the world, Iranian security forces used heavy weapons to suppress protests in Kurdish-populated regions in Iran’s west.
Many countries in the world condemned Iran’s current governing authority for worsen situation in the country and attacks on civilians.
Official name of country: Republic of Iran
Currency: Iranian Rial
President: Ebrahim Raisi
Supreme leader: Ali Khamenei
Official language: Persian
Question & Answer:
Q1. Which country’s team refused to sing their national anthem before the opening match at Qatar World Cup 2022?
Q2. At which stadium the match was played where the incident of silence during national anthem happened?
Ans. Khalifa International Stadium in Doha
Q3. What is the reason behind to make silence during the match between Iran and England at FIFA world cup 2022?
Ans. To support the protesters in Iran