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Iran’s heartbreak

An Iran supporter shows his emotions following defeat during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Iran and Portugal at Mordovia Arena on June 25, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Maja Hitij – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Iranian fans and players react to heartbreaking World Cup elimination

Iran ran out of time. And its tears were abundant. It had a right to feel aggrieved. Because it had managed not to be beaten by Ronaldo. Instead, it was undone by a world-class goal from Quaresma, and perhaps Caceres, conspiring to eliminate them from the 2018 World Cup.

– Leander Schaerlaeckens