‘Are political questions fair', Iran football coach confronts reporter

Iran's head coach Carlos Queiroz confronted a BBC journalist after a pre-match press conference dominated by political issues in Iran. The head coach demanded to know why other football managers do not face similar questions on political situations. Iran striker Mehdi Taremi said he is not concerned about any consequences for him or his team-mates after they refused to sing the national anthem before their match against England.
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Iran players under no pressure after refusing to sing anthem, says Mehdi Taremi

Iran striker Mehdi Taremi says the national team are under no pressure after refusing to sing the national anthem in their first match at the World Cup against England. The players stood in silence as the anthem played at the Khalifa International Stadium as their fans shouted and made thumbs-down gestures. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the media has the right to ask questions on politics surrounding games.
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Yesterday

England thrash Iran 6-2 in strong start to World Cup

Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling all score as England thrash Iran 6-2 in World Cup opener. Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish round off rout in Group B opener in Brazil. Mehdi Taremi scores a consolation second goal for Iran from the penalty spot in dying seconds.
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