Cristiano Ronaldo set foot in Tehran, Iran, for the very first time, sending waves of excitement and enthusiasm throughout the Islamic Republic.
Ronaldo, alongside his Saudi football club, Al Nassr, was met with an ecstatic welcome from fans, igniting a historic moment in Iranian football history.
Ronaldo's visit to Iran is in preparation for a highly-anticipated clash against Iran's renowned football team, Persepolis.
The match, scheduled for September 19 at Tehran's iconic Azadi Stadium, has generated immense excitement among football enthusiasts.
The anticipation is so palpable that it has reached fever pitch, with fans going to extraordinary lengths to catch a glimpse of the football superstar.
Videos circulating on social media provide a vivid glimpse of the electric atmosphere outside the Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran, where Ronaldo and his Al Nassr teammates were accommodated.
In these videos, enthusiastic fans, both young and old, passionately chanted Ronaldo's name and energetically attempted to replicate his iconic 'Siu' celebration.
Inside the hotel, a sea of fans enthusiastically cheered as Ronaldo made his entrance.
Security personnel worked diligently to maintain order amidst the overwhelming excitement.
As the football fever reached its zenith, some fans even tried to follow Ronaldo's team bus, demonstrating the extent of their adulation for the footballing maestro.
In a heartwarming gesture of appreciation, Persepolis supporters presented Ronaldo with an exquisite hand-made Iranian carpet.
This gift, described as "an original hand-woven piece of art made by Iranian artists to commemorate your presence in Iran," symbolizes the warm reception Ronaldo received from the Iranian people.
This historic fixture is made possible by a recent diplomatic breakthrough between Iran and Saudi Arabia, facilitated by China earlier this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo's clash against Iran's football team, Persepolis:
Cristiano Ronaldo, accompanied by his Saudi club Al Nassr, is poised to take on Iran's powerhouse, Persepolis, at Tehran's iconic Azadi Stadium on September 19, 2023.
The anticipation for this match has reached its zenith, with fans in Iran and around the globe eagerly awaiting this thrilling showdown.
Ronaldo's inaugural visit to Iran has already etched its place in football history, and tomorrow, as he steps onto the pitch, all eyes will be on the footballing maestro.