Team Melli Unites a Divided Diaspora

After Iran's loss to Spain, I was asked to put together a piece on Iran's performance at the World Cup. I was hoping to delay it as long as possible, but unfortunately, despite a valiant display against Portugal the result in the Spain v Morocco match up left Iran no hope of making it to the knockout stage. 

Below is a link to that piece, it was posted this morning.

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/iransource/iran-s-national-soccer-team-unites-an-otherwise-divided-nation