According to the “Daily Mail”, Ukraine has previously appealed to FIFA over Iran’s behavior worldwide and at home, calling on FIFA to exclude Iran from the 2022 World Cup .
This is a continuation of Shakhtar Donetsk ‘s request for Ukraine to replace Iran in the World Cup. It is reported that Iran’s supply of weapons to Russia means supporting Russia’s attack on Ukraine. In addition, Iranian people also held anti-government demonstrations.
According to reports, in addition to Ukraine , other countries have also privately expressed concerns to FIFA, all of which are uneasy about Iran’s participation in the Qatar World Cup.
According to the Daily Mail, FIFA is unlikely to kick Iran out of the World Cup, which starts on November 20, at such a late stage because of the potential for a chaotic and costly legal battle.
The Ukrainian Football Federation issued a statement saying: “Considering the information in the media about the country in Iran, these actions may violate the principles and norms of the FIFA Charter; taking into account the UN Security Council Resolution 22.31 on the imposition of sanctions against Iran , and the alleged involvement of Iran in Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, we call on FIFA to make recommendations to consider excluding the Iranian national team from the 2022 World Cup.”