The story: Iran and the US are set to clash in the World Cup later this year in Qatar, in the football tournament's arguably most politically charged game.
The managers of both teams have sought to downplay the politics of the match, insisting that the game transcends diplomatic spats. History, however, suggests otherwise.
The coverage: The draw for the World Cup was held in Qatar, which is the first Middle Eastern nation to host the sport's marquee competition....
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