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Report: Iran Threatens to Torture Players’ Families Ahead of USMNT Match

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By Daniel Chavkin The team did not sing along with the national anthem before its first match against England. Iran has threatened families of players on the Iranian World Cup team with “violence and torture” if the players don’t “behave” in the match vs. the United States men’s national team on Tuesday, CNN’s Sam Kiley reports. A source told Kiley that Iran has a “large number” of security eyeing how the players act while in Qatar. Additionally, the source said Iran coach Carlos Queiroz met with Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps officers following these threats, but it is unclear whether that…

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