“Freedom for Palestine! Cries for peace rang out at the Asian Cup soccer match between Palestine and Iran, held on the 100th day of the war between Israel and the Palestinian armed faction Hamas .On the 14th (local time), the first match of Group C of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup between Palestine and Iran was held at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

According to the Associated Press, just before kickoff, when players from both teams lined up in the center of the ground, an announcement was made to “commemorate those who have tragically lost their lives due to the ongoing situation in Palestine.” As the moment of silence ended, chants of “Freedom for Palestine!” rang out in the stadium.

Iranian fans also held up placards supporting Palestine An Iranian fan, wearing a muffler with the Palestinian and Iranian flags side by side, held up a photo of a girl with the phrase, ‘Oh, for what crime did she have to be killed?’

The war, which began with Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel on October 7 last year, resulted in the deaths of more than 23,000 Palestinians .It was found that civilians, including women and minors, account for two-thirds of all deaths .The number of injured people reached 60,000, and the number of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip reached 1.9 million, or 85% of the total population The Palestinian national team has been preparing for this Asian Cup in a harsh environment where domestic competitions have come to an ‘all stop’.

The difference in performance between Palestine, ranked 99th in the FIFA rankings, and Iran, ranked 21st and a candidate to win this tournament, was as large as the gap in rankings. Iran made it 3-0 in the first 38 minutes and eventually won 4-1.However, the biggest cheer of the game came when Palestinian Tamer Seyam scored a consolation goal in extra time in the first half. Palestinian defender Mohammed Saleh said after the game, “I am sorry to the martyrs and the people of Gaza.슬롯게이밍 I will try to make up for it in the next game.”

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