TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian national football team arrived in Tehran early Saturday following World Cup elimination at the group stage.
Iran had already participated in three World Cups: Argentina 1978, France 1998 and Germany 2006.
The Iranian football team drew 0-0 with Nigeria in its opening match in Group F.
Carlos Queiroz’s men showed a good performance against favorite Argentina, but Lionel Messi finally found a way through Iran’s defensive wall with a superb goal in stoppage time.
The Iranian team had to defeat Bosnia and Herzegovina in its last match to have a chance for advancing to the Round of 16 but suffered a 3-1 defeat and was eliminated from the competition.