30 Nov 2022

Political grudge on display at FIFA Iran vs US match

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 30 November 2022

One of the most politically charged football matches in history has just kicked off at one of the most political World Cups ever.

Iran's win over the US at the 1998 World Cup was billed by the regime's supporters as victory over the "Great Satan".

Fast forward to Qatar 2022, and that grudge match is on display once again.

Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington DC senior scholar Kristin Diwan spoke to Corin Dann.