How the US, Iran match up on the pitch as tensions rise off it

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All eyes are run Iran and the U.S. in the soccer World Cup as they head on to the pitch in an environment of tense geopolitical undertones. It will be the first time the two nations play each other in the world renowned competition in 24 years. This match is expected to be more politically charged than ever. Iran's nationwide protests and its expanding nuclear program amongst other issues have pushed the match beyond the stadium and in geopolitics, denying there are any political tensions in the game Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Let's let the athletes do their thing. Despite the denial, he did admit he would be watching. I will be cheering

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