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World Cup 2014: LA's Persian community rallies around team Iran

by Leslie Berestein Rojas | Take Two

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Hossein Rasoulinia, 65, displays a photo of himself (bottom row, second from left) posing with his soccer team in Iran 40 years ago. Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

The World Cup has become a rallying point for Iranian American soccer fans. L.A.'s large Persian community is diverse, with ex-pats from different religious and cultural backgrounds. But when the Iranian team is on the world stage, the game brings them together.

KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas takes us to where some fans gather.

 

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