Sep 1, 2018, 7:14 PM
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FIFA lauds Iran performance in 2018 World Cup

Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA - International Football Federation (FIFA) president Giovani Infantino appreciated and hailed Iran's national football team's performance in the 2018 World Cup in a letter to head of the Iranian Football Federation Mahdi Taj.

The text of the FIFA president's letter to Taj, published Saturday on website of the National Football Association, is as follows:

'I thank and appreciate receiving the letter from the Iranian Football Federation on July 10th.
FIFA delegates and participating national teams have returned home with many unforgettable memories and new friendships they have gained during their stay in Russia, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia was finest World Cup with high quality football.

I appreciate the presence of your national team in the 21st World Cup, which is the fifth Iranian national football team's presence in the tournaments. Russia's 2018 World Cup was an unforgettable football feast. Congratulations to the national football team of Iran, which participated in this tournament with a fascinating show at the Mordoya Arena Saransk Stadium, while keeping the dream of victory until the last minutes of the game. Such an achievement is undoubtedly the result of hard work, professionalism, attention to detail, as well as love and interest in football. All of this will lead to a promising and prosperous future. I wish you the best, and look forward to seeing you again next month in the 2018 FIFA Awards in London.'

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