Calls for FIFA to kick England’s World Cup opponents Iran OUT of the 2022 Qatar World Cup… with legal challenge pointing out their ban on women playing football is against governing body’s laws
- Iran could be kicked out of the 2022 Qatar World Cup after breaching FIFA laws
- A formal request has been sent to the FIFA council to suspend Iran from Qatar
- Women have been banned from football games in Iran, which breaches the laws
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England are waiting on the outcome of a legal challenge which could force FIFA to throw Group B opponents Iran out of the World Cup.
A formal request has been sent to the FIFA Council and president Gianni Infantino to suspend the Iranian Football Federation.
FIFA referee Mohammad Reza Faghani, judo champion Vahid Sarlak and futsal international Shiva Amini, all high-profile Iranian sporting figures, have signed the letter sent by Spanish-based law firm Ruiz-Huerta and Crespo.
A legal challenge could force FIFA to throw England’s opponents Iran out of the World Cup
A formal request has been sent to the FIFA Council and president Gianni Infantino
It says that because women have been banned from football games in Iran, the nation’s FA have breached Article 19 of FIFA laws.
‘Women have been consistently denied access to stadiums across the country and systematically excluded from the football ecosystem in Iran, which sharply contrasts with FIFA’s values and statutes,’ it reads.
‘If women are not allowed into stadiums across the country, and the Iranian FA is simply following and enforcing governmental guidelines; they cannot be seen as an independent organisation and free from any form or kind of influence.’
Women have been banned from football games in Iran, the nation’s FA have breached laws
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