Iran @ The World Cup
By Micah Halpern
Thursday June 22, 2006
I've Been Thinking:
I love it when sports mirror politics. Take, for example, the World Cup.
Iran has been eliminated from the world famous World Cup.
In true sportsmanship fashion, before the game against Angola, the Iranian team coach - a Croatian - announced that he was quitting.
That's not enough for Iran. The Iranian Football Federation voted overwhelmingly to fire the Federation head, a politician named Mohammed Dadkan whose responsibility it is to provide the best facility, the best environment, the best conditions for the athletes.
The World Cup is a serious competition. Only one country wins.
Losing in Iran has a price - getting fired is definitely better than being beheaded.