US Soccer Federation, Iran's Government At Odds


Published on November 28 2022 5:53 am
Last Updated on November 28 2022 5:54 am

The US Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday in Qatar.

Iran's government reacted by accusing US Soccer of removing the name of God from their national flag, and the Iranian football federation says their country will lodge a complaint with FIFA over the scrubbing of the Islamic Republic emblem.

FIFA did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the dispute.


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