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Steven Beitishour: Man from San Jose who plays for Iran

The World Cup in Brazil is going on without England, but there is plenty for the neutral to enjoy.

John Motson tells the story of how Steven Beitashour was selected for the US national squad, but ended up playing for Iran.

Animated for BBC Newsnight by Aslan Livingstone-Ra. Written by Jake Morris.

  • 20 Jun 2014
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