A group of famous athletes from Iran set a precedent in the world of football and asked FIFA to exclude their national team from the World Cup in Qatar.
The World Cup, planned for November and December of this year, is getting closer day by day and a sudden letter has arrived at the address of FIFA, where it is requested that the Iranian national team be banned from participating due to “brutality and enmity” towards their own people.
The letter also states that women have been denied entry to stadiums for years.
“Iran’s brutality towards its people has reached a tipping point. Football should be a safe place for everyone, but here it is not safe for women, and in some cases even for men. “Women are consistently denied access to stadiums and are systematically excluded from football, which goes against FIFA standards,” the letter states.
Protests in Iran began on September 16 following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had previously been arrested for improperly wearing a hijab. More than 100 people lost their lives during the protest.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed who sent the letter to FIFA’s address. These are famous Iranian athletes.
Among others, there are FIFA-licensed referee Mohammad Reza Faghai, Asian judo champion Vahid Sarlak, former futsal player Shiva Amini and many others.
By the way, Iran is in a group with England, the United States of America and Wales at the World Cup in Qatar.