After Friday’s draw in Doha, the most controversial comments and geopolitical overtones were about formation group b. Teams assigned to her EnglandAnd the Iran And the from the United StatesIt will be completed by one winner in the play-off between ScotlandAnd the Ukraine Indeed, at the end Wales.

It’s a political group, but I’m not a politician. I focus on football and sports are the best way for people to improve their relationship. This is an opportunity for a new chapter. Looking from a sports and football perspective, I think we could have been worse, for example in group z Spain and Germany – Valuable skips.

As in the World Championships in 1998The Americans found the Iranians again. Both countries did not restore diplomatic relations after they broke off in 1980. Then the Iranian football players, in a gesture of conciliation, brought in their rivals white roses. There was no courtesy on the field and the Arabian Gulf team won 2:1.

We are 24 years into this event. I think the further away we are from the 1970s, the more developed both countries are. For us, it will be a football match in the first place – The coach of the US national team announced Greg Berhalter.

diplomatic relations Great Britain with Iran They seem shoutBut in 2011, the British Embassy in Tehran closed for two years after protesters were attacked. The incident caused the biggest crisis in relations between the two countries since the resumption of diplomatic relations in 1999.

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outside sports emotions They were clearly visible in the Doha Conference Center when the last team of Group B was selected. Due to the armed invasion of Russia, Ukraine was unable to participate in the play-off matches in March, which in its case was postponed to June. However, if the Ukrainians beat Scotland and then Wales, they would qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2006.

Ukraine is a team that everyone is focused on in some way because of the situation they find themselves in – Berhalter noted.