However, Iran snatched the victory in stoppage time with Aziz Bouhaddouz netting an own goal following a teasing cross at the near post.
Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz had the misfortune of scoring an own goal as the African challengers went down to Iran 0-1 in their opening Group B game of the FIFA World Cup.
There are few more heartbreaking ways to lose a World Cup match than a last gasp own goal, and Morocco have a fight on their hands to stay alive in this tournament.
Renard said: "We feel very lucky to be here and we have major teams to face". "No pitches, no camps, no friendly games because of the sanctions". I think it's my duty to say, "let our boys play football".
Players get used to their sports equipment, and it's not right to change them a week before such important matches.
"We are here to compete with the favourites and we hope the gods of football speak higher and they make decisions".
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has called on Nike to apologise to his team after the American sportswear firm said it could not supply his players with football boots for the showpiece event in Russian Federation because of new sanctions imposed on the nation by Donald Trump's United States.
The 65-year-old pleaded for fairness and unity, calling for the sport to be freed from the influence of global politics.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14, 2018 (6/14/18) until July 15, 2018 (7/15/2018) in Russian Federation. They showed today they deserve to be treated like all other players.
On a historical night for the country, Iran recorded only their second-ever win in a World Cup, 20 years after beating the U.S.at the 1998 World Cup.
As a result of today's victory, Iran picked up a crucial three points which now puts them atop the standings in Group B, pending the result of today's much anticipated matchup between powerhouses Spain and Portugal.
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While the price of oil passed the $80 a barrel mark (£60) - the price which equates to 4% of GDP - two times during May. Diesel will increase by 85 cents a litre, while the price of illuminating paraffin will rise by 82 cents a litre.
When asked if IHOP was considering food-fusion menu items - remember Burger King's Whopperito or Taco Bell's Nacho Fries? The restaurant chain famous for pancakes will still serve flapjacks, but now it's serving steakburgers beginning today.
The report also shows more than half of those who died by suicide did not have a known diagnosed mental health condition. How are you coping with what's been happening in your life? I really understand.' But mostly are listening and empathic.
Crocodile attacks are common in Africa, the paper reported, with numerous victims being women washing clothes. A crocodile killed a pastor during an 80-person baptism ceremony at a lake in southern Ethiopia.
And with the pressure mostly on the Tottenham man, Rashford could emerge as an unexpected hero, as he did for Manchester United . He said: "I got away to the Maldives to just sit on a beach, relax and not have a care in the world".
Trump called the summit a "one time shot" for Kim, but expressed optimism at the beginning of talks with the North Korean regime. And at the same time , the U.S. president seems more at home with autocrats than with Washington's traditional allies.
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Supreme Court Backs Ohio's Right to Purge Voting Rolls
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Donald Trumps's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal also demonstrated his reluctance to toe the line of his allies. On May 8, Trump officially withdrew the USA from the UN-endorsed nuclear agreement and plans to reimpose sanctions on Iran.
Fashion designer Kate Spade dead at 55
Her husband and business partner, Andy Spade , was in the apartment at the time , while their daughter was at school. They began by selling handbags before expanding to include clothing, jewelry, bedding, legwear and fragrances.
Muguruza thrashes Sharapova to reach French Open semi-finals
Muguruza isn't giving he opponent many chances to breathe, and that's the reason for her quick success in these recent matches. Watching her ranking rise is "somewhat of a reward for the efforts, whether they are small or large", she said.