Gift of Persian carpet for FIFA President
One of the carpets hand woven for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by Iranian artists with the special cup design has been presented to FIFA President, Infantino, at half-time during the Iran-Spain match. Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mahdi Sanaei, the President of the Football Federation, and former Team Melli player, Mahdi Mahdavikia, presented Infantino with the carpet.
Iran-Spain match in world media
The brave battle Iran’s Team Melli put up against the Spanish squad has been widely reported in world media.
Spain nearly lost it before it could win
Iran met Spain in its second match at the 2018 World Cup in Kazan, Russia. The game started 22h30 Tehran time.
Poll results on presence of women in stadiums
Based on the statistics of Iran Students Polling Center (ISPA), 61.1 percent of Iranians are pro the presence of women in stadiums.