The only Christian player in Iran’s national soccer team was named “Christian star of the World Cup” in a poll undertaken by a Dutch ecumenical Christian group. Andranik Teymourian, a 23-year-old midfielder, received 31.3 percent of votes in the online contest, organized by Gristelijk, a group of Protestant and Roman Catholic teachers and lecturers, out of a shortlist of eleven leading Christian soccer players. (Ecumenical News International)