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Supporters of the Iranian government clash with protesters during the World Cup

Supporters of the Iranian government clash with protesters during the World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Tensions ran high in Iran’s second match at the World Cup on Friday as fans supporting the Iranian government harassed those protesting against it and stadium security seized flags, t-shirts and other items expressing support for the protest movement that has gripped the Islamic Republic. Some fans were prevented by …

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Iran arrests soccer player for criticizing government and insulting soccer team

Iran arrests soccer player for criticizing government and insulting soccer team

Iran’s soccer player Voria Ghafouri (right), then a member of the national soccer team, battles for the ball with Iraq’s midfielder Hussein Ali during the AFC Asian Cup soccer match in Dubai 2019. The semi-official Fars and Tasnim news agencies reported on Thursday that Iran arrested Ghafouri for insulting the national football team and criticizing …

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