Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The Iran government has reportedly threatened the players of the national football team that is participating in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

As per reports, the families of Iranian football players at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have been threatened with torture and imprisonment by their own country’s government ahead of their match against the USA.

“The government will take action if the players fail to adhere to pre-match rules. Iranian security officers are monitoring the players in Qatar,” said the reports.

As per sources, a meeting between the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) and all 26 soccer players was called after the Iran team refused to sing the Iranian national anthem before the start of their match against England on November 21.

Players were told that their families would be subjugated to ‘violence and torture’ if they stay quiet during pre-match rituals and if they joined any groups protesting against the Islamic Republic’s regime. A large number of securities are watching the players during their stay in Qatar.