Over the past few months, soccer in Iran has become defiant against the Country’s rules and regulations as it widely protests. Players are changing their social media display pictures to black as Sardar Azmoun refused to celebrate after scoring an equalizer during a match against Senegal.
In Iran, like soccer, everything else gets affected by the protestors and, due to this nature, is endangered by the outbreaks of violence in the Country. And it has been happening for more than 40 years.
It is admitted that the fact that Iranian football team traveled from their countries across the Persian gulf to reach Qatar, where they had to face the worst rivals, including UK and US, in their group, which means the UK as Old fox and US as greater satan as renown by Iranians.
Abbas Milani, a director of the Iranian university at Stanford, told in an interview with CNN earlier that what has now begun as women’s rights has changed into a sensation that will be driven by the women that might no longer be reformable by the ending of the regime. All they need is a different social contract without any clergy that claims divine right.
Iran Killed almost 378 + people, according to the IHRNGO ( Iran Norway-based human rights NGO). This NGO claimed that Iranian forces of security and least a very violent response. A UN official in Iran claims that 14000 plus people have been arrested across the Country from different fields. The people that are arrested of them are generally some activities lawyers and educated as well.
CNN failed to identify identity independently and cannot verify these figures as a known state media platform, not on the internet, as the protest Movement in Iran is also suppressed. Death tolls are buried by different opposition groups, including the International rights organization and all the journalists trying to track the ongoing situation and protest in Iran.
Also, the toes are varied by different propositions just because all the protests are oppressed, which is why there is not much tracking information in the news.
Number 1 Sport in Iran
In Iran, football is known as the number one sport. Iranian-born coach of Canada named Mossavat Added that it gives a team a very influential and potential platform from which we can raise a powerful voice in order to support the Protesters.
Iranian national team assistant coach told in a conference by a famous news channel, CNN sports, that in the past few years, the national team of Iran had always been seen as more representative than the Iranian people representing the regime. Omid Namazi is an Iranian national team coach from 2011 to 2014.
The FIFA World Cup Twitter account posted some images of Iranian players that work moving around and smiling, and having fun in a pre-tournament shoot. Still, there was much criticism on social media once it got posted.
One of the famous Iranian women’s football generals is named Sena Saemian, and she was so disappointed and heartbroken by seeing these photoshoots. She added that the lack of empathy and sense that can be depicted in this picture is disheartening to the Iranian. How the photoshoot usually is the requirement of any World Cup, and so is that in FIFAs requirement, but how the players were doing photoshoots changed our point of view of them, especially the poses. We can see there is no awareness among the player, and it’s disheartening to watch it.
Namazi also added, like many other team players, remained absolutely quiet, showing very bad taste and leaving a bad impression on us. In Iran, the perception of every player, even the national team itself, is almost changing. I also added that because people are calling it a national team for the Islamic Republic, they are not mentioning that it is the national team for the people of Iran.
Sardar Amazoun, Queiroz selected star for the national squad and will play in the upcoming world cup, supports all the anti-government protests that can be easily depicted through his comments. A news outlet named Iranwire has reported that grows may be talking like this under pressure from the sports Ministry of Iran to leave the amount out of the Qatar squad.
Iran has begun this Football world cup campaign against England this Monday. All the Italian nation is aiming high to qualify for the knockout stages so that the tournament could be a winning possibility for the first time in history will be there’s.