Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in protest against the Iranian regime |  CNN

Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in protest against the Iranian regime | CNN

Doha, Qatar CNN — Even before a ball was kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what appeared to be a show of solidarity with those protesting at home, the players remained silent as Iran’s national anthem played around the Khalifa International Stadium before kick-off …

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