Team USA coach Greg Berhalter has apologized for upsetting Iranian fans after the change of the Iranian flag on NFL social media accounts.
On Saturday, the American Federation unveiled a Group 2 ranking flyer showing the team’s matches in the 2022 World Cup group stage, where the Iranian flag was only displayed in green, white and red and without the Iranian emblem. Islamic state.
On Monday, Greg Berkhalter spoke about the removal of the logo from the Iranian flag during a press conference for the America-Iran match, saying “Sometimes things get out of our control,” adding, “We don’t focus on these external things, and that’s it, what we can do is to apologize on behalf of the players.” And the device, but that’s not what we were involved in.”
US soccer coach Gregg Berhalter has apologized for removing the sign of Allah from Iran’s national flag. pic.twitter.com/zykVT5he5d
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And he continued: “We had no idea what the NFL was publishing, the players and the coaching staff did not know about it. For us, our focus is on this game, which will take place on Tuesday.” our thoughts are with the Iranian people and the entire country and everyone.”
“Winning the match should be in the mentality of our group,” said Greg Berhalter. “We don’t want to repeat the mistakes of the past.”
Team USA will play their Iranian counterpart at the end of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup finals and in a decisive showdown that will determine qualification to the second round.
Notably, the Iranian Football Association sent an email to the International Federation of Football Associations, FIFA, urging them to take “serious action” against the American Football Association in connection with the publication of the official’s latest false photo. Iranian flag.