Diego Costa gives Spain crucial win over doughty Iran
21 June, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Lula Armstrong
Spain'sDiego Costa celebrates scoring their first goal against Iran in the World Cup Group B match in Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia, June 20, 2018.
Spain and Portugal are tied for second in Group B with one point each, while Iran leads the group with three points after beating Morocco 1-0 earlier Friday.
Heading into the tournament in Russia, Iran had previously only won a single game at a World Cup against the United States in 1998, however after a tight and testing 90 minutes against Morocco, Iran were gifted a late victor thanks to an own goal in additional time.
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While Renard's words have an element of truth to them, they also give a glimpse into how much confidence the African team, which lost 1-0 to Iran in their opener thanks to a 95th-minute own goal, has of causing an upset on Wednesday.
Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game as Spain defeated Iran on Wednesday, although La Roja were far from their best, something which Lucas Vazquez doesn't care about. The decision was a dagger to Iran's hopes of pulling off the upset.
Labelled the "Iranian Messi" Azmoun will be facing Spain in the familiar surroundings of the Kazan Arena.
Spain and Portugal are on four points, while Iran is on three, making the last group stage match between Portugal and Iran a massive one with huge implications.
Spain could not managed to get a second despite their best efforts while Iran nearly scored an equaliser when Mehdi's powerful header hit the crossbar.
His gesture went unpunished, and the Atletico Madrid striker required another stroke of luck on 54 minutes when his shot came off Ramin Rezaeian to beat Beiranvand after he had been sent through by Andres Iniesta. Their service includes Fox Sports 1, Fox and Telemundo (in most markets) so you can stream the game with English or Spanish commentary.
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