December 7, 2022

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'Ask Southgate about Afghanistan': Iran boss snaps at BBC reporter over political query

Iran supervisor Carlos Queiroz has questioned why the media will not be quizzing Gareth Southgate on England’s invasion of Afghanistan. His feedback come after his frustrations boiled over after questions on Iran’s politics, which he has tried to veer away from for the reason that starting of the World Cup.

Tensions are rising in Iran, with mass anti-government protests happening over the previous few months, which has been aggressively cracked down on. Human rights activists have mentioned that over 400 individuals have been killed within the protests, with over 15,000 individuals arrested. Gamers too have been concerned within the protests, refusing to sing their nationwide anthem in opposition to England of their opening match of the World Cup earlier this week.

Although members of the Iran squad, together with workers, have been reluctant to talk too overtly about what’s going on of their homeland – preferring to stay to soccer and deal with getting a outcome in opposition to Wales.

That hasn’t stopped the media from looking for solutions from supervisor Queiroz although. The Iran supervisor confronted a BBC journalist on Thursday after he felt he and his striker Mehdi Taremi had been unfairly questioned throughout their press convention, he mentioned: “Why don’t you ask to Southgate these form of questions?

“I’m speaking with you. I ask the pleasure to speak with you. I’m asking one factor to you now the press convention is completed. Do you assume it’s truthful additionally to ask different inquiries to different coaches?

“That’s the solely query I make. Why don’t you ask the opposite coaches? Why do not you ask Southgate: ‘what do you concentrate on England, the US and Afghanistan?”

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The journalist, Shaimaa Khalil, infuriated Queiroz when she requested Porto striker Taremi if he had a message for protestors on the streets in Iran. These demonstrations have intensified since September following the passing of Mahsa Amini, a younger Kurdish lady who died in custody – with strategies that she was a sufferer of police brutality, although these claims had been denied by Iranian authorities.

She was arrested by the police in Tehran for not adhering to Iran’s gown code for ladies and carrying a hijab. Many have protested about that, together with Voria Ghafouri, who was arrested on Thursday for ‘tarnishing the repute of the nationwide workforce and unfold propaganda in opposition to the state’. The 35-year-old was not chosen to symbolize Iran in Qatar however does have 28 worldwide appearances to his title. Ghafouri posted a picture of himself on Instagram in a conventional Kurdish gown.