Carlos Queiroz (coach of Iran), knows that his players are concerned by the news of their country. Since September 16, the date of the death of Mahsa Amini, imprisoned by the Tehran police for “inappropriate dress” and who died in hospital, Iran has experienced a wave of popular protest against the regime. According to the HRANA news agency, 344 people have been killed and 15,280 arrested in the past two months.
Asked on Tuesday about possible signs of protest from his players, Carlos Queiroz said: “Players are free to protest as long as it complies with tournament rules. »
Iran start their World Cup against England on Monday
In September, Iranian players hid their national team badges. An action interpreted as a sign of support for the demonstrations. FIFA had expressed its reluctance to allow slogans of players, teams or supporters to mention the issue of human rights. The body had even objected to Denmark wearing a jersey with the slogan “Human rights for all”.
On the sporting level, Iran will start its World Cup against England on Monday (2 p.m.). In its 5 appearances, the country has never been able to qualify for the next round.