World Cup qualifying: Iran needed to beat South Korea to qualify for SA 2010. The political dimension of the game, however, made it, shall we say, a political football…
Eight Iranian players wore green wristbands and the captain, Ali Karimi, wore a green armband, showing support for the embattled Mir Hossein Mousavi. The game was broadcast live on Iranian state television.
The team tied South Korea 1-1, which means they have to wait and see what happens with the Saudi Arabia – North Korea match up.
The players wore their green wrist and armbands in the first half, but came out in the second half without them. They lost the second half.
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