How much you pay me to answer those questions?: Iran coach Carlos Queiroz reacts over women's right question ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

Iran is facing massive backlash for the nation-wide protest in the country following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who died while in police custody earlier this month.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 17 November 2022 07:19 PM

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While Iran is scheduled to kick start their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign next Wednesday against England, head coach Carlos Queiroz has been making headlines for all the wrong reason.

Notably, Iran is facing massive backlash for the nation-wide protest in the country following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who died while in police custody earlier this month.

Amid demands to kick Iran out of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Iran head coach Calros Queiroz was asked about his stance on representing a nation which allegedly suppress women’s rights. 

The sole reason behind the protest in the country and criticism of the enforced wearing of hijabs for women and a large section of the society is expressing their dissent over ‘draconian’ norms in the country. 

“Are you okay representing a country like Iran at this World Cup that represses the rights of women?” a reporter asked Iranian head coach Carlos Queiroz. In response to the question, Carlos asked the reporter about his company and ‘to which channel’ she works for. “Sky” reporter answered. “How much you pay me to answer those questions? You are a private company, how much you pay me? Queiroz said. 

“You say, it’s an honor,” the reporter reacted sharply as Queiroz was about to leave, but the latter said, “don't put words in my mouth.” “I am asking to your company, how much they can pay me to answer that question?” concluded former Real Madrid boss. Iran will open their World Cup campaign against Group B favorites England on Monday afternoon (Tuesday 12am AEDT) before facing Wales and the United States.

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