Iranian national football team refuses to sing national anthem ahead of England match

In addition, some sections of the Iranian fans at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar's Ar-Rayyan booed their own anthem for the same reason.

Called the Team Melli, Iran are in the same group with England, US and Wales. The World Cup in Qatar will go through to Dec. 18.

Iran has been rocked by protests since mid-September after the custodial death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the country’s morality police for allegedly violating the Islamic dress code.

Source: Anadolu Agency