Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Evo Morales have long been on the same side politically. Now the presidents of Iran and Bolivia, both harsh critics of the US, have teamed up to play a friendly game of five-a-side football with professional players during Morales's state visit to Tehran.
State-run television showed Ahmadinejad scoring off a corner pass from Morales. Another shot, after a nifty one-two-one manoeuvre with the Bolivian, was blocked by the goalkeeper. The presidents' team won 8-6 after a penalty shoot-out.