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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Iran, Still Celebrating Rouhani, Makes it to the World Cup, Too

Iran, where many are still celebrating the election of Hassan Rouhani, beat South Korea 1-0 today to secure itself a place at the 2014 World Cup, adding a football celebration to the political one. (South Korea also qualified.)

UPDATE: Reports crowds are chanting, "Rouhani, Moussavi, we're going to World Cup." 


Al Moxtar said...

Um.. Korea isn't hosting the WC in 2014, that would be Brazil.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Oops. Fixed.