Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iran Protest in Seoul

S. Korea v Iran.
During the first half of the Group 2 Asian World Cup qualifier in Seoul between South Korea and Iran six of the Iranian team including the captain wore green wristbands in a show of support for the ongoing protests over the disputed elections in Iran.

The players removed their wristbands for the second half after officials of the Iranian team asked them to do so.

The match ended 1-1 leaving Iran's chances of reaching the finals in South Africa in the balance. Iran went ahead through an own goal, but Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung equalized for the hosts.

In Group 1 a Tim Cahill brace saw the Socceroos come from behind to beat Japan 2-1 after Urawa Reds' defender Tulio Tanaka had given the Japanese a deserved first half lead.

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