Cheering fans hit the streets in Iran's Kurdish-majority province of Kurdistan and fireworks lit the skies over the Bukan area of West Azerbaijan province to celebrate the Iranian team's 1-0 loss.
The prospects of advancement certainly weren't as bright at the start of the tournament when Iran was routed by England 6-2.
Gareth Bale salvaged a 1-1 draw against the USA by scoring a penalty in the 82nd minute.
Christian Pulisic scored the only goal of the game and collided with Iran goalkeeper which sent him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a pelvic contusion.
The Iran Football team did not sing or react to the national anthem as a protest against their government's brutal treatment of dissenters
Three games are to be played today in the FIFA World Cup 2022 as England, Netherlands, Senegal, Wales, Iran and USA are all in action.
In a show of support to the ongoing anti-government protests in Iran, US Soccer Federation has removed the Islamic emblem from Iran Flag ahead of the USA Vs Iran FIFA World Cup game.
US President Joe Biden telephoned the USA Soccer Team to wish them luck ahead of the FIFA World Cup opener.
At the draw on April 1, the US was slotted to open Group B against Wales, Ukraine or Scotland.
A random draw will be used to allocate tickets for FIFA World Cup 2022 matches where the demand exceeds capacity.
The United States, who missed the 2018 edition in Russia, have been clubbed in Group B with England, Iran and the winner of a European playoff among Ukraine,...