The Former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter on Friday said Iran should be disqualified from the World Cup amid widespread protests in the Country.
CEOAFRICA had reported that the protests were sparked by the death of an Iranian Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police.
Blatter said; “Iran should be excluded from the World Cup.”
The former president, who called for harsh punishment on Iran said, he would have removed the Country’s team from competition had he still been in charge.
The protests in Iran pose one of the boldest challenges to Iran’s clerical rulers since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iran had accused foreign enemies of fomenting the unrest which has been raging since the death of Amini in September.
“It is incomprehensible that FIFA President Gianni Infantino has not taken a clear position on Iran,” Blatter added.
Recall that the former FIFA President had earlier this week made waves by saying it was a mistake to award Qatar the hosting rights to the World Cup.
The Qatar World Cup begins on Nov. 20 and is scheduled to end on Dec. 18.