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Watch: USA’s Robinson consoles Iran’s Mehdi Taremi in heartwarming second

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USA triumphed over Iran on Tuesday within the FIFA World Cup 2022 match on Tuesday. Pulisic’s Thirty eighth-minute aim helped the United States come up trumps of their politically charged rematch to advance to the World Cup’s knockout stage.

However, the sport which was overshadowed by protests raging in Iran and laced with many years of stress between the 2 international locations witnessed a heartwarming second when USA defender Antonee Robinson consoled a tearful Mehdi Taremi after the ultimate whistle.

No politics, simply sportsmanship. #USAvIRN

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Taremi was within the thick of the motion and in addition led Iran protests after being denied a late penalty following a problem from Cameron Carter-Vickers within the closing minutes of the match.

During the dying minutes of the sport, Taremi went down, after seemingly pushed by Carter-Vickers.

Taremi thought it was a penalty and would lead an animated protest for the referee to seek the advice of VAR. But it didn’t materialise. Even because the referee blew the whistle to sign finish of the sport, variety of Iran gamers surrounded him to contest the choice however he wasn’t moved.

The contest in Qatar between the 2 nations, which severed diplomatic ties greater than 40 years in the past, came about underneath elevated safety to forestall a flare-up over the anti-government protests throughout Iran for the reason that dying in custody of 22-year-old Kurdish lady Mahsa Amini on Sept 16.

For followers attending the primary soccer World Cup within the Middle East, or watching internationally, Iran’s home politics and its troubled relations with the United States had been in focus.