Tehran exhibit hails national soccer victory

June 18, 2017 - 10:20

TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran has put on show prehistoric Iranian potteries that bear Asiatic cheetahs, endangered subspecies that also embellish jerseys for the national soccer team, hailing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

National Museum of Iran Director Jebreil Nokandeh invited museumgoers to closely visit three prehistoric potteries that are engraved with images of cheetahs and leopards as he applauded the victorious national team, ISNA reported on June 14.

The potteries with such animal motifs date back to 3750 to 3350 BC and have been excavated from Tepe Sialk and in Tepe Hissar archaeological sites, Nokandeh added.

On June 12, Iran defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 to advance to successive FIFA World Cups for the first time in their history.