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Iran finishes 4th in Indoor Hockey World Cup after losing to Germany (this year’s host and winner of the last 3 World Cups)


Photo from Iran-Germany game

The Netherlands took the gold medal in the men’s final of the Indoor Hockey World Cup thanks to a 3-2 triumph against Austria.

The Iranian team finished fourth but surpassed all expectations.

Iran, ranked 10th in the FIH Indoor World Rankings, caused one of the biggest shocks in Indoor World Cup history by hammering Russia and booking a ticket to the semi-finals.

Sources: Payvand News of Iran, Wikipedia | Indoor Hockey World Cup, Fédération Internationale de Hockey

Series: Interesting photos from the FIFA worldcup 2014

Ronny Edry and Iranian Jewish Iran fans in Tel Aviv cheering for the Iranian team

Ronny Edry and Iranian Jewish Iran fans in Tel Aviv cheering for the Iranian team

“The idea is to show solidarity from the Israeli side,” said Ronny Edry, who set up the Facebook page two years ago, and continues to promote communication between the sides over social media. “It’s pretty easy through sports.”

In fact, several days earlier a group of partying Iranian soccer fans in Brazil for the World Cup pre-empted Mr. Edry’s move. When approached by a Israeli television reporter, one fan bellowed “Israel good! Israel good!” and then kissed the reporter while another fan insisted, “Israel and Iran are brothers.”

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