World Cup 2022: Protester invades pitch in the course of Portugal v Uruguay

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A protester carrying a rainbow flag invaded the pitch in the course of the World Cup game between Portugal and Uruguay

The. protester wore a t-shirt with ‘Save Ukraine’ on the entrance and ‘Respect for Iranian woman’ on the back

Stewards. chased him and he dropped the flag earlier than being taken off the field at Lusail Stadium, the venue for the last on 18 December

The. decision to stage the World Cup in Qatar, the place homosexuality is illegal, has been criticised by LGBTQ+ groups

Before. the tournament, Fifa wrote to all 32 competing teams to tell them to “focus on the football”

Qatar. World Cup ambassador Khalid Salman known as homosexuality “damage in the mind” prior to the tournament, comments which Human Rights Watch stated were “harmful and unacceptable”

England,. Wales and different European nations decided not to put on the OneLove armband at the World Cup after Fifa threatened captains with sporting sanctions

The. captains, including England’s Harry Kane and Gareth Bale of Wales, had deliberate to put on the armband in the course of matches to promote variety and inclusion

Meanwhile,. Iran gamers declined to sing their nationwide anthem earlier than their World Cup match with England in an apparent expression of help for anti-government protests

Protests. in Iran were sparked by the death in custody in September of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was detained by morality police for allegedly breaking the strict guidelines around head coverings

Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 in Monday’s Group H game

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