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Man killed as Iran crashes out of World cup

Security forces have allegedly killed an Iranian man, Mehran Samak as anti-government protesters celebrated the national team’s elimination from the World Cup in Qater.

Samak was reportedly shot in the head in Bandar Anzali on Tuesday night.

Many Iranians refused to support their football team in Qatar, as they described it as a representation of the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s-affiliated media blamed hostile forces both inside and outside the country for putting pressure on the players following their 1-0 loss to the USA in the final group game.

Iran’s team players were alleged to have refused to sing the country’s national anthem after they lost to England to show their solidarity with the protesters.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu