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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani praised the national football team for qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a spectacular performance, saying victories in sports, particularly in football games, cement nation unity and make people take pride in being Iranians.
Several high-ranking officials and international bodies have sent messages of congratulations to Iran’s national football team following their early qualification for 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Iranian football club Persepolis was drawn with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League.
Persepolis football team of Iran qualified for the AFC Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday morning.
Esteghlal football team of Iran lost to the UAE’s Al Ain 6-1 and failed to advance to the 2017 AFC Champions League quarter-final.
People in various Iranian cities, particularly the capital city of Tehran, poured into the streets on Wednesday to celebrate the 10th championship of popular football giant Persepolis in Iran’s football league.
Iranians are used to seeing their football players joining clubs in major European leagues, but a head coach at the helm of a well-known European side was what the country’s fans were craving for years.
Team Melli (The Iranian national football team) took vital step towards Russia with World Cup qualifying win over Qatar on Thursday.
Iranian professional football club Persepolis suffered a 3-1 defeat to Al Rayyan of Qatar in the 2017 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.