Five talking points from day eight of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar

On the eighth day of the World Cup in Qatar, social media posted calls for the United States to be kicked out of the tournament, Spain and Germany forwards head back to the future, a coach pays tribute to his late daughter and Canada makes history – but still go home early. Overnight results: Costa … Read more

American football briefly scrubs Islamic emblem from Iranian flag during World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed the Iranian national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move was in support of protesters in Iran ahead of the two countries’ World Cup match on Tuesday. The Iranian government responded by accusing America of removing the name … Read more

“Football is useless if children are killed”

Iranian protests have spread to the stands and pitch during the 2022 World Cup as supporters – and the Iranian players – have used the event to speak out for and against the country’s leadership. FRANCE 24 meets Iranian football fans in Qatar. “In Iran, it is impossible to separate politics and football,” said Ali … Read more

US Soccer briefly scrubs Iranian flag decal into World Cup posts

The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed the Iranian national flag on social media without the Islamic Republic emblem, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup game Tuesday. The Iranian government responded by accusing America of removing the name of God from its national flag. The USSF’s decision added … Read more

US men’s soccer posts Iran flag without Islamic Republic emblem – NBC Chicago

The US men’s soccer team has begun displaying Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic as nationwide protests against Tehran’s theocratic government continue. The Twitter account of the US men’s team on Sunday displayed a banner with the team’s matches in the group stage, with the Iranian flag wearing … Read more

World Cup 2022 news, results: Argentina, Mexico fan fight video, Socceroos referee blunder

* Australia 1, Tunisia 0 *Argentina 2, Mexico 0 * Poland 2, Saudi Arabia 0 * France 2, Denmark 1 Tunisian star Ellyes Skhiri was controversially tripped by the referee seconds before Australia’s winning goal. The Socceroos scored through striker Mitch Duke in the 23rd minute. But Tunisian midfielder Skhiri was sent off moments earlier … Read more

What message is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sending to Iran, world? | Show types

Video duration 25 minutes 30 seconds 25:30 From: Within story Iran’s Supreme Leader commends security forces for cracking down on demonstrators. No concessions – that is the thrust of a long and defiant speech by the Supreme Leader of Iran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected protesters’ demands for reforms, calling them rioters. He addressed members of … Read more

Iran Supreme Leader praises paramilitaries for crackdown on ‘rioters’

CNN — Iran’s Supreme Leader has praised the country’s Basij paramilitary force for its role in the deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters. Meeting with Basij personnel in Tehran on Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the popular protest movement as “rioters” and “thugs” backed by foreign troops, and praised “innocent” Basij fighters for protecting the nation. … Read more