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Iran threatened families of its World Cup team after players refused to sing the national anthem, report says

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Iranian soccer players during the national anthem ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup match against England at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 21, 2022. Photo by FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images
Iran's World Cup team did not sing their country's anthem, in apparent solidarity with protesters.
They were then told their families would met with "violence and torture" if they didn't sing, a source told CNN .
In recent months protests have erupted across Iran, with the government pushing back hard.
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