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Laidback Rowhani gets into World Cup spirit with Twitter picture

A photograph of the president wearing a team shirt has gone viral on social media

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Hassan Rowhani has many responsibilities as the current president of Iran but he took time out to wave the flag and support his national team in the FIFA World Cup.

A photograph of the president, enjoying the match on a flat screen television and wearing a team shirt, was shared on social media.

Iran played Nigeria on June 16 and secured a final score of 0-0.

Despite the outcome, Rowhani posted a message of support on Twitter following the match: “Proud of our boys who secured our first point – hopefully the first of many more to come.”

Iran’s 0-0 draw with Nigeria was the first blank of the tournament so far – and it was far from a classic encounter, wrote sports analyst Ross Dubnar for Al Arabiya News.