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    Iran Softens Blow of Euro-2016 Defeat for France With Persian Rug Gift

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    The French were left stunned by their defeat to Portugal in the final match of the Euro 2016 association football championship, but can take comfort in some consolation gifts from Iran.

    After making it all the way to the final of the Euro 2016 association football (soccer) tournament, favorites France were defeated 1:0 by Portugal in extra time on Sunday. 

    While all did not go according to plan on the football field for Les Bleus, Iran has presented France with a worthy consolation gift, as a gesture of thanks for hosting the tournament.

    On Saturday, in the presence of French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet, Iranian ambassador to France Ali Ahani presented France with a silk Persian carpet and two decorative clay jugs.

    ​​The rug is decorated with France's famous Eiffel Tower, the Super Victor tournament mascot, and the national flags of the countries which took part. 

    It was woven by expert carpet makers in Tabriz, the capital of Iran's East Azerbaijan Province and a famous center of carpet making.

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