Iran President Rouhani cheers World Cup win wearing team jersey

Iran President Rouhani cheers World Cup win wearing team jersey

MOSCOW
Iran President Rouhani cheers World Cup win wearing team jersey

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slipped out of his traditional tunic and turban and into the comfort of his nation’s football jersey, to support the Iranian football team playing against Morocco in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

A stoppage-time own goal from substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz gave Iran a dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B opener on June 15.

President Rouhani could not contain his excitement when Iran's national team secured their first victory in a World Cup match in 20 years.

Congratulating the national team on their win, Rouhani tweeted a picture of himself clapping, wearing pants and the national football jersey.

Iran, World Cup, Morocco