U.S. wins World Cup match against Iran

Iran has been rocked by protests against the regime advocating for women's rights following the death of 21-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after being arrested for not wearing a headscarf.

Updated: November 29, 2022 - 4:56pm

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The United States soccer team won its Tuesday World Cup match against Iran 1-0 on a Christian Pulisic first-half goal in what had become a politically charged game over ongoing protests in Iran for women's rights and Tehran's supply of drones to Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Now the U.S. is in the knockout stage and will play the Netherlands on Saturday. 

On Monday, the U.S. Soccer Federation removed an Islamic emblem from the Iranian flag in an online post to show "support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights."

Iranian Football Federation legal adviser Safia Allah Faghanpour said the Iranian team would file a complaint against the U.S. team over the matter.

"Respecting a nation's flag is an accepted international practice that all other nations must emulate. The action conducted in relation to the Iranian flag is unethical and against international law," he said. 

Iran has been rocked by protests against the regime advocating for women's rights following the death of 21-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after being arrested for not wearing a headscarf.

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