SARANSK – Iran has on the last match day in group B of the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, just not for a stunt. Spain and Portugal go in as numbers 1 and 2 of the group to the eighth-finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo is good with yellow.
Spain played 2-2 against Morocco and places it on goal difference as group winners for the eighth-finals. The world champion will find therein the host country Russia. Portugal gave in the injury time an edge against Iran (1-1), ends as second and crosses Saturday the swords with Uruguay.
Rare miss Iniesta
With Hakim Ziyech and Karim El Ahmadi in the basis names the Moroccans against Spain’s brutal leadership. A rare mistake from Andres Iniesta was ruthlessly punished by striker Khalid Boutaib, which only goalkeeper David De Gea could controlled and scored. Five minutes later, Iniesta are wrong again, the ball will revert back to Isco, who at the end today.
After half an hour got Boutaib again a reuzekans to Morocco on lead to convert, but now it seemed the midfielder after a rush from the left De Gea on his way. The Marokkanenen showed determination to be a good idea to say goodbye to the world cup, because now there was a Spaniard on the ground. All for peace had El Ahmadi, Nordin Amrabat, Mbark Boussoufa and Manuel da Costa a yellow card to address. In the final stage resulted Youssef And Nesyri with a wonderful header for the second time for a Moroccan edge, but to cut a substitute Iago Aspas on the 2-2. And that resulted in Spain finally the group’s profit.
Iran had in the direct duel with Portugal also still have a chance to qualify for the last sixteen, but that seemed like a daunting task for basisspeler Alireza Jahanbakhsh and his teammates. Portugal flew out of the starting blocks, and had Ronaldo already after three minutes the lead should come. Goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand brought salvation, but the keeper fell in the phase after that, especially on his extremely peculiar antics.
Nevertheless, it seemed to be the keeper of his purpose to the rest to keep clean, but Ricardo Quaresma decided shortly before the tea otherwise. After a combination with Adrien Silva shot the flankspeler with outside right in the corner beautiful touch. And that hit put Portugal in a seat. Iran had half the container full hunting for a minimum of two goals, but failed to goalkeeper Rui Patricio in trouble.
Ronaldo misses penalty
Ronaldo failed ten minutes of peace to himself next to Harry Kane in front of the topscorersklassement to nest. The vedette was given a penalty kick after the intervention of the videoscheidsrechter, but found Beiranvand on his way. It was already the sixth missed penalty kick of Ronaldo in the national team of Portugal.
In the final stage of the race escaped the captain understand. Ronaldo made a cutting motion in the direction of Morteza Pouraliaganji out of sight of the referee. Who was alerted and stood a long time at the video screen along the sidelines. After thinking long and hard about rebuked the referee will Ronaldo end up with yellow, which the wereldsterheel good way.
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Portugal seemed to have the race to go win, but deep into injury time came to Iran after the hands of Cedric Soares from a penalty kick from Karim Ansarifard at 1-1. In the subsequent attack was Mehdi Taremi a reuzenkans on the 2-1 for Iran, but the attacker struck the zijnet. A mistake, with huge consequences for both teams.
Was the shot of Taremi there in gone, then it was Iran group winners become and Portugal had been switched off. Now, Iran the bags and the Portuguese will prepare for the eighth-finals.
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