Why do Iran fans bring vuvuzelas to games at the World Cup? | The Sun

IRAN are looking to shock the world during the World Cup in Qatar as they face England, Wales and the USMNT in the group stages.

England are one of the favourites for the tournament and will be looking to top the group, with Wales and the USMNT most likely to be the two to battle it out for second place.

While not many will give them a chance of progressing after their 6-2 loss to the Three Lions, the Iranian hopeful will still be dreaming of a place in the knockout rounds.

And they will be with their team in Qatar, supporting them as much as they can with their vuvuzelas. They will be hoping that this support against Wales can see them pull off a famous victory.

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Why do Iran fans bring vuvuzelas to games?

Appearing at six World Cups, with 2022 included, Iran have made three consecutive tournaments now.

It was the previous tournament where Iran made headlines, and it was not their performance on the pitch that was getting attention.

Facing Morocco in Russia, the Iranian fans brought out their vuvuzelas and showed support for their team, which clearly worked as they netted a last minute equaliser.

Spectators were left confused by the use of the instrument, which debuted at the 2010 World Cup, where South Africa introduced the phenomenon.

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After this, vuvuzelas were banned from stadiums in England but there was a sense of nostalgia in 2018 as Iran adopted the instrument within their fanbase to make a ruckus in St Petersburg.

Eight years since the vuvuzela debuted at the World Cup, Iran kept up the tradition and their fans use the instrument to support their team and distract the opposition.

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