TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has felicitated the Iranian people on the national football teams victory over Morocco in its first match in the FIFA World Cup.

In a message on his Instagram account, Zarif said the Team Melli showed how hard-working and zealous Iranians are.

He also offered congratulations to the Iranian nation on the sweet victory.

Iran won their first match at a World Cup finals since 1998 as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time.