The Iranian Football Federation protested Sunday against the removal by the American Federation of the sign Allah from the Iranian flag before the meeting between the two teams next Tuesday (8 p.m.). The United States and Iran will play their qualification in a highly political duel, while the Iranians are in second place in Group B, with a point more than the Americans and a point behind England.
A sign of solidarity with Iranian women
“The Iranian Football Federation has sent an email to FIFA demanding that it sends a serious warning to the American Federation”said the official Irna agency. In an unprofessional act, the US Soccer Federation’s Instagram page removed the Allah symbol from the Iranian flag. »
The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran is composed of three colors green, white and red with in the center a stylized form of the word Allah. This word was removed from the flag on a Federation Instagram page. This design was used by the American Federation “to show solidarity with women in Iran”said a communications official. “The flag has never changed on the Federation’s website”he said.