Blatter Believes Iran Should be Disqualified From Qatar 2022 World Cup
In the midst of fierce protest, Sepp Blatter, the former head of FIFA, believes Iran should be excluded from the World Cup.
The death of a woman while she was under the morality police’s care prompted the demonstrations.
Mr. Blatter stated on Friday that Iran ought to be removed from the World Cup.
The Swiss insisted that Iran face severe repercussions, and if he had been in charge, he would have disqualified Iran’s team from participation.
The Iranian protests represent one of the most audacious challenges to the country’s clerical leaders since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The turmoil that has been brewing since the killing of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in September has been blamed on foreign foes, according to Iran.
She had passed away after being detained for breaking Iran’s severe dress code for women.
The 86-year-old former FIFA president added, “It is unfathomable that FIFA President Gianni Infantino has not taken a firm position on Iran.”
Mr. Blatter said earlier this week that it was a mistake to give Qatar the World Cup hosting rights.
The World Cup in Qatar will start on November 20 and end on December 18.