Two Iranian Legionnaire «Panionios», who took part in the second leg of qualification of Europa League against tel Aviv Maccabi, suspended from games for the national team of Iran, reports Times of Israel.
The Deputy sports Minister of Iran, Mohammed Reza Davarzani stated that they no longer wear t-shirts of the national team of Iran, as the «crossed red line».
33-year-old Masood Shojaei has played for the national team in 70 matches, the 27-year-old Ehsan Haji Safi — 84.
The reports that Iranian authorities and the football Federation of Iran is unhappy that the players refused to play against an Israeli club.
The Fars news Agency reported that the football Federation strongly condemns the act of players «Panionios».