Football world cup tournament
Doha (Qatar) – The world football tournament commenced on 20th November. The tournament is held at International Stadium in England. The Iranian team did not sing the National Anthem before the match between England and Iran. When the National Anthem of Iran was being sung on the ground, Iran’s players were standing quietly.
The Iranian soccer team’s players chose not to sing their country’s national anthem before their opening match against England at the World Cup in Qatar, in apparent solidarity with protesters back home. https://t.co/M9pH2sFmXj
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 21, 2022
They justified their action by saying that due to supporting the anti-hijab movement. In September 2022, a 22-year-old girl was arrested by Iranian Police for not wearing a hijab. She died in Police custody. The Iranian team did not sing the National Anthem to protest this incident.