Fans back home celebrate U.S. advancing in World Cup

STORY: The 1-0 victory for the United States means Iran's team is now out of the World Cup competition.

Christian Pulisic's 38th minute goal proved enough for the Americans to advance at the expense of their geopolitical rivals in an eagerly awaited rematch of their 1998 World Cup group stage meeting, which Iran had won 2-1.

The showdown was overshadowed by protests raging in Iran and laced with decades of political tension between the two countries.