(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Team Melli has returned from the 2018 World Cup in Russia to meet with the heartfelt welcome of the people at the airport.

The plane flying the squad back landed at IKIA at 03h30 hours on Wednesday. The players were welcomed as they disembarked.

Around 3000 supporters had gathered outside the airport from the early morning hours to welcome the beloved Team Melli. Once the squad was out of the arrivals hall, the fans began shouting “thank you guys”.

The Minister of Sports and Youth, Massoud Soltanifar, was absent and the national team was welcomed by the Ministry’s Deputy for championships, Mohammad-Reza Davarzani.

Persia Digest reports that Iran was in Group B with Portugal, Morocco, and Spain. It played a brilliant game, but was eliminated in third place in the group with four points.

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