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Protests of Iran's election results made their way to a soccer stadium Wednesday in Seoul, South Korea, where several members of Iran's national soccer team wore green wristbands to show their support for opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Outside the stadium, dozens of Iranians staged protests of the election that gave victory to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just a few hours after polls closed on June 12. Some of the players removed their wrist bands after half time. The Iranians faced South Korea in a match that drew a tie, dashing both teams' hopes for an automatic berth in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Fans unfurled banners that read "Go To Hell Dictator" and chanted "Compatriots, we will be with you to the end with the same heart." Other signs depicted the Iranian flag with the words "Free Iran."

The Iranian government has been cracking down on all opposition and protesters as well as foreign journalists and the Internet. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested and faced gun fire and escalating violence.

Click here to find the Cram's full coverage of the election in Iran.
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