Iran’s World Cup team ‘faces retribution’ after USA World Cup loss, claims ex-CIA officer

Iran’s World Cup squad may face retribution upon its return to the Islamic Republic after losing 1-0 to the US on Tuesday, ending their chances of progressing to the tournament’s knockout stages. 

‘Given what we’ve seen from the Iranian regime … they’ve shown themselves to be brutal and there’s no reason to believe they’re going to suddenly become rational,’ an ex-CIA covert operations officer told The New York Post, adding that the Iranian players are being put in an ‘untenable situation’.

Last week, Iran’s starting XI against England stayed quiet before the start of the opening Group B match when the country’s national anthem was being played. The silence from the players was a sign of protest over the murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who allegedly died from police brutality while…

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