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Iran asks FIFA to expel the United States from the 2022 World Cup: what is the reason?

Iran asks FIFA to expel the United States from the 2022 World Cup: what is the reason?

Iran asks FIFA to expel the United States from the 2022 World Cup: what is the reason?

The Iranian Football Federation protested a few hours ago against the United States for removing the emblem of the Iranian flag that represents the word Allah in posts on social networks. In this sense, the member of the Asian Confederation contacted FIFA to take action during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

On this matter, the official agency Irna specified: “The Iranian Soccer Federation sent an email to FIFA to demand that it issue a serious notice to the American Federation. In an unprofessional action, the American Soccer Federation’s Instagram profile removed the Allah symbol from the Iranian flag.”wrote.

Meanwhile, the Tasnim news agency went further: “By posting a distorted image of the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran on their official account, the US soccer team violated FIFA bylaws, so a 10-game suspension is the appropriate sanction. Team USA should be expelled from the Qatar 2022 World Cup.”indicated.

The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran is made up of the colors green, white and red and the word Allah is included in its center in a stylized font. That word was removed from the flag in posts on Instagram and Twitter by the US Soccer Federation.

What did they say in the United States about the controversy?

A spokesman for the US institution gave a statement to CNN and argued that the publications are related to the “I support women in Iran who fight for basic human rights”. Of course, the plan was always to show the original emblem. “We have the main banner on our website and in other places”they expressed.

The United States, through its official profiles, showed the position table of group B of the World Cup. In the post, the Iranian flag only appeared in the colors green, white and red. The post, of course, has since been withdrawn. Although the Asians have already expressed their annoyance at that act.

Iran requests sanction for the United States in the World Cup.  (Photo: CNN)

Iran and the United States, in a ‘final’

On Tuesday, Iran and the United States will fight for a ticket to the round of 16 of Qatar 2022. The cast led by Carlos Queiroz has three points in the table and those of Gregg Berhalter two units. The winner of the commitment will advance to the next round of the World Cup.

Source: Elcomercio

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