“Not one Iranian I met was a supporter of the regime,” said a former manager of a major Iranian football club, calling on FIFA to take “decisive” action against Tehran and ban Iranian clubs and the national team for discrimination against women.
The Blue Girl
FIFA not doing enough
Schäfer criticized Tehran's refusal to enforce gender equality laws. (File photo: AFP)
Esteghlal: A symbol of a “lost” Iran
“No one” supports the Islamic Republic
Schäfer managing Esteghlal during an April 22, 2019, AFC group game. (File photo: AFP)