Players stay silent before their first game of the tournament against England

Iran's players stayed silent during the playing of their country's national anthem on Monday before their first game against England for the World Cup in Qatar.

The players stood stone-faced as the camera panned on each of their faces ahead of the match against England, which they eventually lost by a final score of 6-2.

The move was apparently to show solidarity with ongoing protests in Iran against the regime in Tehran.... Read More: i24