Iranian authorities released 715 prisoners from prisons following the national team's victory over the Welsh team at the World Cup in Qatar.
Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday that the decision was made on the orders of Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, head of the judiciary of the Islamic Republic.
The head of Iran's judiciary praised the victory of the Iranian players, noting their zealous attitude towards the cause of the World Cup, which gave the people of Islamic Iran joy and happiness, becoming a manifestation of national unity, the spirit of collectivism.
The Iranian national team defeated the Welsh team 2-0 on Nov. 25 after a 2-6 loss to England in the first round. This is the third victory for the Iranians in the history of World Cup matches.