The captain of the football team of Iran openly professes Christianity

Moscow. June 20. INTERFAX – IN 2006 for the first time in a hundred years in the national team, Iran soccer appeared Christian Andranik Teymourian, is an Armenian from Tehran, which in 2015 is on it.

“I play a Muslim team, but I’m a Christian. I have Armenian roots, Iranian passport, and I’m proud of it”, – reports radio “theos” referring to an interview of a footballer the British “guardian”.

After the first game as the captain of the player crossed under the sounds of the Iranian national anthem in front of the whole stadium, and then began to do so after each goal scored.

Wherever the team played, A. Teymourian immediately on arrival in the country is looking for a Church, for matches made to him was assigned a private room for prayer.

The radio station notes that women in Iran are prohibited from attending football matches, and many of them came to Russia specifically to at least once in life to see a football game at the stadium.