Iran drops two footballers from national squad for playing against Israeli club

Iran drops two footballers from national squad for playing against Israeli club

Iran drops two footballers from national squad for playing against Israeli club

Iran has has issued a life ban from the national team to two footballers after they played against Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv for their Greek club side.

"Well done to Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Haji Safi who broke the taboo of not playing in matches against Israeli athletes", it said on its IsraelPersian twitter account.

Ali Kafashian, the Iran football federation vice president, told the Mizan Online website that the two players should not have played "even if their contracts would have been terminated" by Panionos.

Last year, the Iranian Olympian Alireza Khojasteh withdrew from the judo competition at the Rio Games, citing personal reasons.

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"Shojaei and Haji Safi have no place in Iran's national football team anymore because they crossed the country's red line", Davarzani told state television. It is widely believed that he did so to avoid facing an Israeli opponent.

Masoud Shojaie and Ehsan Hajsafi played for Panionios against Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv on August 3.

The players had initially refused to play in the away leg of the fixture in Netanya, Israel, on 27 July.

But Vali Nasr, a well-known Iran-born Middle East analyst and scholar, argued the Iranian players were actually bound contractually to play against the Israeli athletes as part of their engagement for the Greek team, and therefore should not be punished by Iran.

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The decision to banish the two players from ever playing for Iran again was announced after the Iranian Parliament denounced them in a special meeting of the foreign policy committee on Sunday.

Women have been barred from stadiums in Iran since 1979, since arenas are deemed inappropriate for women.

"They should set a course that women are also allowed to come to stadiums in the future", Shojaei was quoted by Iranian media as saying.

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