Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Iran eliminated from World Cup after Portugal draw

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has been an offensive force at the 2018 World Cup now underway Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has been an offensive force at the 2018 World Cup now underway
Isaac Mcdaniel | 26 June, 2018, 05:46

Mehdi Taremi wasted a gilt-edged chance after Karim Ansarifard's penalty had thrown Iran a lifeline, but Portugal survived with a 1-1 draw to make the World Cup last 16 despite Cristiano Ronaldo's missed spot-kick in a match dominated by VAR.

A controversial late penalty, given to Iran after the video assistant referee intervened to harshly adjudge Cedric Soares had handled in the area, saw Portugal slip from top spot to second in Group B.

Portugal will face Uruguay, which took the top spot from Russian Federation in a 3-0 win earlier Monday.

In Brazil four years ago, as defending champion, Spain didn't progress from its group.

Eligible for the knockout stage are Spain, Portugal and Iran.

It was all the invitation Boutaib needed and he pounced on the loose ball, left a flailing Ramos behind, and slotted the ball between David De Gea's legs to give Morocco a 1-0 lead. The previous holder of the record for Portugal was Cristiano Ronaldo (33 years, 135 days), when he scored the victor against Morocco.

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Moeen was among those who got little or no chance to join in the fun as batsmen. Hales showed tremendous power but also nice placement and shot selection.

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Kane, speaking to reporters as quoted by FourFourTwo , revealed what the Argentine had texted him post-game. I have a lot of determination, I enjoy being here and it is about stepping it up.

"I think we did very well", he said. "But now we need to be very demanding with ourselves and have clearly in mind that if we concede goals so easily, it will be very hard to reach our ultimate goal".

Ansarifard converted the resulting penalty to level the score, pushing Portugal to second position in the group behind Spain. "They are a big team with very big players, but the most important thing now is for us to recover and to get ready". "But despite the challenges we faced, we have emerged on top and we must look at that silver lining and think positively", Hierro told a news conference.

He added: "We would have loved to have beaten Spain - that was why we came here".

"The question I'd like to raise is on the second equaliser - we expect a corner on one side and it's played on the other".

VAR, in use for the first time at a World Cup, has been a hot topic throughout the tournament with players and coaches split on its usage.

"We know that Morocco are an excellent team, they reached the finals of a World Cup after not being here for many years".

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