The Iranian Government has released over 700 prisoners following the country’s 2-0 victory in their Matchday Two World Cup fixture against Wales.
The clemency adds to the celebration across the country as Iran hopes the win opens doors for a first last 16 appearance and even more.
According to Mizan Online, the 709 ex-convicts include “some arrested during the recent demonstrations that have happened in Iran.
The decision to release the prisoners could be a positive stimulus to coach Carlos Quieroz’s team especially as the players have publicly expressed their discontent about the situation.
Iran players refused to sing the national anthem in their opening group game against the Three Lions of England.
This move from the Iranian government once again highlights the power of football and gives credibility to president Gianni Infantino’s vision of using football to promote peace and unity.
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