HaArlos Queiroz will not participate scheduled press conference iranian players announced 2022 world cupbut instead did so through a statement on the official website of the Iranian Federation.
Iranian media had previously reported that his absence from the press was due to the federation pressuring him to exclude certain players who had spoken out against the Tehran government. Sardar Azmon.
but, Azmon All remaining players critical of the government were included in the team list.
But it remains to be seen whether these players will continue to protest against the regime.
They have done so on other occasions by wearing black jackets and covering their national colors and badges while the national anthem is played.
What were the Iranian players protesting about?
Some of the national team’s best players have spoken out publicly Masa Aminiwas killed in September by the Iranian morality police.
Her murder was followed by many protests against police brutality and oppression, with one of the players Amini to be Bayer Leverkusen Forward Azmon.
Others critical of the Iranian regime Omid Noravkan, Milad Sarlak, Mohammadreth Akbari When saman farah.
Iran’s confirmed squad for 2022 World Cup
Goalkeeper: Alireza Beiranvand, Amir Abedzadeh, Hossein Hosseini, Payam Niazmand.
Defender: Majid Hosseini, Hossein Kananani, Shoja Khalilzadeh, Morteza Pooraliganj, Sadegh Mohrami, Milad Mohammadi, Esan Hassafi, Ramin Rezaian and Abolfazl Jalali.
Midfielder: Saeid Ezatolahi, Ali Karimi, Ahmad Nourollahi, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Vahid Amiri.
forward: Saman Godos, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Ali Golizadeh, Mehdi Torabi, Sardar Azmoun, Mehdi Taremi and Karim Ansarifard.