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Why WAPO's Jason Rezaian says he's rooting for Iran in the World Cup

Iranian fans hold up signs advocating for women's rights prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on Nov. 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Iranian fans hold up signs advocating for women's rights prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on Nov. 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Washington Post opinion writer Jason Rezaian about his latest column, “I’m Team USA. But it’s more important Iran advances in the World Cup.” Rezaian was unjustly imprisoned in Iran for more than 544 days before his release in January 2016.

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