Iran's World Cup team gets tepid welcome home, amid protests

Iran fans wave flags as they gather at Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran on Dec. 1, 2022 to greet the Iranian national team upon their return after competing in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. - The United States beat Iran 1-0 to reach the knockout phase of the World Cup on November 29. (Photo by Hadi Zand/ISNA/AFP via Getty Images) Iran fans wave flags as they gather at Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran on Dec. 1, 2022 to greet the Iranian national team upon their return after competing in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. - The United States beat Iran 1-0 to reach the knockout phase of the World Cup on November 29. (Photo by Hadi Zand/ISNA/AFP via Getty Images)