Celebration for the win of the national team

In 1978, homeland made its first appearance in the World Cup after defeating Australia in capital. Homeland lost two of three group stage matches against the Netherlands and Peru.Team Melli managed to surprise some in the footballing community by securing one point in its first ever World Cup appearance against Scotland which saw Iraj Danaeifard cancel out an own goal scored by Andranik Eskandarian for the 1–1 draw.