12 Nov 2011

Tension around football match in Bahrain

5:45 pm on 12 November 2011

There is tension in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, ahead of a FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Bahrain and Iran.

Bahrain accuses Iran of orchestrating anti-government protests earlier this year by the Shi'ite majority.

Many Shi'ite members of the Bahrain football squad were removed after the unrest.