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Former CIA Officer Says Iranian Players Could Face Retribution After Losing to US in World Cup

A former intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) says that Iranian soccer players could face punishment from their own government after getting eliminated from the World Cup following their 1-0 loss to the United States on Tuesday. Mike Baker, a former covert intelligence officer with the agency, told the New York Post that … Read more

U.S. Soccer Captain Issues Perfect Response to Troll Iranian Reporter

The captain of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) had a perfectly classy response to a troll Iranian reporter questioning him about American racism. At a press conference ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup matchup between the United States and Iran, a reporter representing the latter country attacked USMNT captain Tyler Adams, a black man, … Read more

USMNT Coach Gregg Berhalter Apologizes For Iranian Flag Edit In World Cup Posts

Play video content FIFA USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter apologized on Monday for his team’s edit of the Iranian flag in World Cup social media posts … though he insisted he and his players had no say in the matter. The U.S. Soccer Federation’s posts were up for several hours on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook … Read more

Iranian reporters accuse USA press officer of trying to silence them after being given one question

The USMNT’s Sunday press conference saw a testy exchange between the team’s director of communications and Iranian reporters, as the latter group reportedly accused the press officer of ‘silencing them’ by ignoring their raised hands. Tim Ream and Walker Zimmerman answered various questions from media members but it wasn’t until the last question of the … Read more

Iranian Star Soccer Player Arrested As Iran’s Team Protests At World Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran arrested a prominent former member of its national soccer team on Thursday over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests that have cast a shadow over its competition at the World Cup. The semiofficial Fars and Tasnim news agencies reported that Voria Ghafouri was … Read more

Protesters march on Iranian embassy in Wellington, tear up flags

About 60 protesters have descended on Iranian embassy in Wellington – the second in four weeks over the regime’s ongoing crackdown on demonstrations. Protesters called on the New Zealand Government to shut the embassy down, while half a dozen police officers formed a line in front of the building. Hundreds in Iran have died during … Read more

Iranian Forces Unleash Heavy Fire On Protesters, Activists Say

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian security forces used heavy gunfire against protesters in a Kurdish town in the country’s west on Monday, killing at least five during an anti-government protest that erupted at the funeral of two people killed the day before, activists said. Videos circulating online show dozens of protesters taking shelter … Read more

World Cup 2022: Iranian goalkeeper leaves game bloodied, on stretcher after bumping heads with teammate

Iran did not have it easy against England on Monday in their first match of the World Cup, where the squad lost goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand due to an injury. Beiranvand was carried off the field after bumping heads with Majid Hosseini at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. He tried to continue playing despite the … Read more

RTL Today – Minister of Foreign Affairs: Jean Asselborn labels Iranian regime ‘military dictatorship’

Following a meeting with his counterparts in Brussels on Monday, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn has denounced Iran’s regime as a “military dictatorship that only understands the language of sanctions.” Foreign ministers from across the European Union convened in Brussels on Monday to approve further sanctions against 31 Iranian firms and individuals … Read more

Iran name Sardar Azmoun in 26-man World Cup squad despite pressure by Iranian government

England’s opening World Cup opponents Iran name Sardar Azmoun in 26-man World Cup squad – ‘despite pressure by Iranian government to leave out the Bayer Leverkusen star after he supported protests over the death of Mahsa Animi’ Iran name Bayer Leverkusen star Sadar Azmoun in their final World Cup squad The Iranian government had pressured Carlos Quieroz … Read more