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By TOI Staff - March 19, 2018

Originally appeared here in the Times of Israel 

The captain of Iran’s national soccer team posed for a photo with an Israeli soccer star, an offense unlikely to go unpunished in a country that bans its athletes from competing against Israelis.

Israel’s Maor Buzaglo posted the picture with Ashkan Dejagah on his Twitter account Sunday.

“In soccer the rules are different and there is one language without prejudice and wars. The captain of the Iranian team and I prove another way is possible,” wrote Buzaglo.

The picture was snapped in London, where Dejagah plays for the city’s Fulham soccer club and where Buzaglo was receiving medical treatment for his injured knee. Read More