Iran

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Defender Ehsan Hajsafi became on Sunday the first member of Iran's national team to speak out from the World Cup in Qatar in apparent support of anti-government protests at home, saying players should be the voice of those suffering. ...
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More than 15,000 people have been arrested in Iran for protests that began in September when a 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini died in police custody. Iranian-American journalist and activist Masih Alinejad tells Andrea Mitchell, “Iran is the only country that people are clearly celebrating the loss of its national team, because the football national team representing the dictatorship in World Cup.” She notes that “more than 50 children got killed so far in uprising in Iran.”  ...
The head of Israel's Military Intelligence said Iran was considering an attack on the World Cup in Qatar, as it grows desperate to... ...

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