WorldViews: ISIS hails Argentina’s Messi after victory over Iran

By Ishaan Tharoor, June 24, 2014

When Argentina's Lionel Messi curled a sumptuous strike past the opposition goalkeeper deep in stoppage time during a match against Iran on Sunday, his nation heaved a sigh of relief. The Argentines are heavyweights and one of the top contenders to win the World Cup; the Iranians, on the other hand, are relative minnows who were deeply unlucky not to get something out of the game after a dogged, defensive display. Despite the loss, many proud Iranians took to the streets in celebration of their national team's performance.

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