STORY: Cheers among American soccer fans in Los Angeles. Your team did it and made it to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar. After a big fight, the US boys saved a narrow 1-0 lead against Iran over time. Despite decades of political tension between the two countries, viewers saw an intense but fair game. That also made the US President happy, who spoke up from Michigan: “USA, USA! This is a big game, man. When I spoke to the coach and the players, I said: ‘You can do it.’ And they said, ‘Uh.’ “They did it. God I love them. Anyway, I just thought you might want to hear that. Also in the Iranian capital, Tehran, many people had gathered at the public viewing to support their team. The disappointment Of course it was big that in the end it wasn’t enough for the round of 16. In the end Iran took third place in the preliminary round group with three points and was eliminated.