Iranians celebrate US win against Iran in World Cup
Iranians took to the streets in several cities early Wednesday to celebrate the Iranian national football team’s elimination from the World Cup after losing 1-0 to the US, videos circulating on social media showed.
The US beat Iran 1-0 on Tuesday and progressed to the knockout stage at the expense of Iran who are out of the competition.
Many Iranians have turned against their national football team amid ongoing protests in the country. They see the team as representing the regime rather than the people of Iran. Some in Iran had also celebrated Iran’s 6-2 defeat in its opening World Cup match against England.