FIFA urged to ban Iran from 2022 World Cup

The Ukrainian FA (UAF) has called on FIFA to ban Iran from the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.

The UAF’s executive committee has claimed that it has approached the world football body to disqualify Iran over what it describes as the country’s ‘systematic human rights violations’.

There have been widespread protest in Middle Eastern nation following the death in custody of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, on September 16.

The young lady had been arrested for violating the country’s rules which requires all women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf.

Amini collapsed at a police station and died three days later with her death being the catalyst for subsequent unrest.oh gg) l

Ukraine has also cited the “possible involvement of Iran in the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine.”

A statement by the FA reads: “Taking into account the UN security council resolution 22.31 regarding the imposition of sanctions on Iran, and the alleged involvement of Iran in the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, we appeal to FIFA with a proposal to consider of excluding the Iranian national team from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

Iran are in Group B and will face England, Wales and USA.

2 thoughts on “FIFA urged to ban Iran from 2022 World Cup

  1. The biggest human rights abusers are the USA, and EU. How many people across the world have been killed because of the invasions by the USA and EU. Who called upon the invasion of Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Where the countries involved sanctioned or they are the one that are imposing sanctions on other countries as if all well with them. Ukraine seems to be a cry baby requesting for assistance in almost everything. They want money to be paid to them, they want weapons. Now they are requesting for the banning of anyone who is of a different view. They can as well do away with the world cup and concentrate on the UEFA matches. The rest of the sane world can then group and play their own world cup.

    1. Sports is not a political issue that Ukraine can ask to exclude Iran from the World Cup. The biggest violators of human rights are the United States of America and Israel, and their supporters are the European Union

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