Yesterday (30th), the World Cup match between the United States and Iran took place.
Unlike the delicate political situation, the victorious American players were captured in the stadium comforting the heartbroken Iranian players.
It is the first time in 24 years that the United States and Iran have met in the World Cup finals since the 1998 World Cup in France.
I was more interested in it because it was a game between two countries that have long been politically antagonistic.
Moreover, the Iranian national team players are known to threaten the safety of their families because of their refusal to sing the national anthem in the first group match against England.
However, the Iranian players calmly played the game without being swayed by the chaotic atmosphere outside the stadium, and the American players also focused on the match and aimed for Iran's goal.
The result was a 1-0 victory for the USA.
The United States succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in 8 years with second place in the group, and Iran suffered a loss.
Iranian players sat on the ground as they were, and some shed tears.
It was captured that American players approached these Iranian players and comforted them by comforting their backs and shoulders.
Iranian fans also applauded their discouraged players.