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Iran vs. Morocco in 2018 FIFA World Cup

16 June, 2018, 18:06 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Carlos Queiroz gives a press conference

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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