The psychology of football

Editor’s Notes.

Interesting, well amazing, how we always automatically ‘support’ one side of the match. Naturally I would have liked Iran to win. Because the USA (and UK) has never forgiven Iran that they did not just allow them to go on stealing thieir oil and has prosecuted them ever since. And then, inspite of their present failings, they are our Muslim brothers.

And the Swiss? Strange guys too. They may celebrate everyone’s winnings, EXCEPT if Germany wins. When Germany wins there is absolute silence in Switzerland. No one celebrates. (Once the Swiss Television frantically tried to find at least one Swiss who favored the German team. After a long search they found one, but actually that guy just wanted to be on TV). Hard to understand, because even in the World Wars the Germans spared Switzerland. Well, Switzerland benefitted as a holiday destination of the NAZI elite and safe haven for their funds. Not to speak of the art collection, which up to now creates controversy in Swiss Museum circles.

But of course for the Swiss it doesnot really matter. Switzerland always is the winner. After all all the FIFA funds end up there.

By Masoud Hossein

Iran fail to qualify for 2022 World Cup knockout stage

  1. Sports

November 30, 2022 – 0:47

TEHRAN – Iran lost to the U.S. 1-0 Tuesday night and failed to book a place in the 2022 World Cup knockout stage.

In the match held at the Al Thumama Stadium, Christian Pulisic scored the winner in the 38th minute.

The U.S. football team dominated the first half and Sergino Dest, Weston McKennie and Josh Sargent created several chances but lacked the cutting edge to break down Iran defense.

In the 38th minute, McKennie found Sergino Dest making a run into the box and the Milan right-back promptly headed the ball across the goal, where a charging Pulisic met it and found the back of the net.

Iran were dominant team in the second half and put the Americans under pressure but failed to find the score a single goal.

England defeated Wales 3-0 and Iran could advance to the next stage for the first time ever and a draw would see them qualify for the knockout stage.

Iran started the campaign with a 6-2 loss against England in Group B and defeated Wales 2-0 to keep their hopes alive.eep their hopes alive.

source https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/479210/Iran-fail-to-qualify-for-2022-World-Cup-knockout-stage

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