With the Football world cup winding down, there has been a number of different reactions to teams as they head back to their respective countries.
One team that was especially nervous before the world cup was Iran.
They failed to win a single game in a challenging group and in the past they have been punished for poor showings.
The Iranian squad showed some tenacity against Nigeria with the game ending in a draw. In a tough group, Iran was never fancied for achieving greatness but still showed that they could compete with the best.
It is for this reason that the Iranian World Cup Squad was given their country's highest honor. Officials in Tehran confirmed that the squad would be spared execution.