USA vs. Iran is a geopolitical mess playing out at the World Cup 

November 29, 2022

By Ramya

Why is Iran calling for us to be kicked out of World Cup? 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) — Iran state media is calling for the U.S. to be kicked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a controversial show of support on social media. Over the weekend, the U.S. Soccer Federation modified the Iranian flag in a social media post put out on its platforms.

Has Iran ever won a World Cup? 

Commonly referred to as the “most politically-charged game in World Cup history,” it came at a time when tensions between these nations were high. Iran emerged the 2-1 victors, claiming their first ever win at a FIFA World Cup.

Does the US not recognize Iran? 

As a result of the Iranian takeover of the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, the United States and Iran severed diplomatic relations in April 1980. The United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have had no formal diplomatic relationship since that date.

Why does the US have issues with Iran? 

The United States attributes the worsening of relations to the 1979–81 Iran hostage crisis, Iran's repeated human rights abuses since the Islamic Revolution, its anti-Western ideology and its nuclear program. Since 1995, the United States has had an embargo on trade with Iran.

What did the US do in Iran in 1953? 

According to the CIA's declassified documents and records, some of the most feared mobsters in Tehran were hired by the CIA to stage pro-Shah riots on 19 August. Other men paid by the CIA were brought into Tehran in buses and trucks, and took over the streets of the city.

Is America in the World Cup 2022? 


USA and Islamic Republic of Iran meet in their final game of Group B at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Tuesday (29 November). It will be the third time these two sides have met in men's international football, and just the second in the history of this tournament.

Does China support Iran? 


Official relations began in 1937. The two civilizations have had a history of cultural, political, and economic exchanges along the Silk Road since at least 200 BC, and possibly earlier. To this day, China and Iran have developed a friendly economic and strategic partnership.