Saturday, February 4, 2023

World Cup Qatar 2022: In a hurt Iran, some fans celebrated the finish against the United States.

Baghdad.- Soccer fans in Iran’s Kurdish region set off fireworks and honked their car horns this morning to celebrate the US team’s victory over the Iranian team. A World Cup match with political connotations and one that divided a country marked by protests.

fans came out celebrate in the Iranian province of Kurdistanwith a Kurdish majority, and fireworks lit up the sky over the Buchan area West Azerbaijan Provinceto celebrate Iran’s 1–0 defeat.

some cheered “Death to the Dictator”A popular protest slogan referring to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Match Was Closely Followed In Tehran
The match was closely followed in TehranRozbeh Fouladi – Zuma Press Wire

Kurdish regions of Iran have been Center of protest in demonstrations against the government. The march began in September following the death of a young Kurdish woman who was detained by Iranian morality police in the capital, Tehran.

The protests quickly became the biggest challenge to Iran’s theocracy since Iran’s formation in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iranian officials have accused foreign actors, particularly the United States, of organizing the protest movement, although they have offered no evidence.

The Game Was One Of The Most Politicized In The World Cup.
The game was one of the most politicized in the World Cup.Atta Kenare – AFP

Kurdish-majority areas of the country have seen a wave of unrest amid nationwide anti-government protests. The national team’s defeat for the United States was interpreted by some as a victory over what they saw as government oppression.

Also in parts of Tehran, some people shouted slogans against the US victory.

Videos shared online show cars on the street in Kurdistan’s capital Saqqez and the hometown of Mahsa AminiThe girl who died in police custody in September.

but not everyone celebrated, Param Ajmand, a fan in Tehran, said the Iranian team had performed to the best of their ability.

“We tried very hard, but we couldn’t score, even though we did everything we could,” he said. “It was his day [de los estadounidenses], Our players did their best and I hope they play better in future World Cups, and God willing they reach the second round.

After the game, state television commentator Hossein Missaghi said that the United States had taken “too many opportunities” in the game.

“It was not our day,” said another commentator, Mohammadreza Ahmadi. He played down the defeat, pointing out that “the game is like this, there are wins and losses.”

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