FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal vs Iran – As it happened
A late objective by Karim Ansarifard cancelled Ricardo Quaresma’s beautiful objective within the first half, however the great match got here to a 1-1 draw. Iran had been sensible all through the match to restrict Ronaldo and firm from creating probabilities up entrance. Iran goalkeeper Beiranvand saved a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty within the 53rd minute to maintain his facet within the hunt however Iran regardless of displaying character did not convert their probabilities within the remaining third. It’s the finish of the highway for Iran however they’ll go house with loads of positives. Portugal, then again, have their process minimize out in opposition to an in-form Uruguay within the spherical of 16.
Comply with the match updates right here:
Portugal 1-1 Iran!
90+four minute: MISS! Iranian striker practically had the successful objective there however hits it huge. That was shut. What an entertaining sport this has turned out to be.
Iran 1-1 Portugal!
90+three minute: GOAL!! Karim Ansarifard strikes the ball into the top-right nook. Iran equalise.
90+2 minute: PENALTY!! Iran have a golden alternative to equalise right here.
6 minutes of Stoppage time!
89 minute: Free-kick to Portugal. Raphael Guerreiro shoots the ball immediately into the arms of the goalkeeper.
84 minute: Substitution for Portugal. Joao Moutinho replaces Joao Mario.
83 minute: Yellow card! Ronaldo will get booked after he introduced down Pouraliganji and Referee booked after consulting VAR.
80 minute: Free-kick to Iran after Cedric brings down Amiri. Iran have to profit from the set-pieces as they’re operating out of time right here.
75 minute: Substitution for Iran. Ezatolahi is changed by Ansarifard.
72 minute: Iran’s Ghoddos hits a long-range shot however the ball misses the goal by a whisker. Iran have to create extra probabilities within the remaining third.
69 minute: Substitution for Portugal. Bernardo Silva replaces Ricardo Quaresma. Substitution for Iran. Ghoddos is in for Jahanbakhsh.
66 minute: Ronaldo cuts a annoyed determine after he makes an attempt a shot from distance however he hits it huge.
64 minute: Yellow card! Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma will get booked.
58 minute: Nook for Iran. The Portuguese defenders clear the ball to security. Iranians seem like a completly totally different staff after that save. Anticipate a cracker of a match.
56 minute: Substitution for Iran. Milad Mohammadi is in for Hajsafi.
54 minute: Yellow card! Iran’s Azmoun will get a yellow card.
53 minute: SAVED!! A. Beiranvand dives to his left to avoid wasting Ronaldo’s shot. What a historic second for the teenager. Ronaldo joins Messi, the latter had missed a penalty in opposition to Iceland.
49 minute: Ronaldo goes down within the penalty field. The Referee initially referred to as for play-on however later referred to as for VAR and reversed his choice. PENALTY.
Second-half is underway!
Ricardo Quaresma’s spectacular late strike within the 45th minute took Portugal to the much-needed lead within the first half. Iran appeared sensible within the midfield and practically pulled-off a goalless half however Quaresma’s objective shifted the momentum again to Portugal, who hardly created probabilities as the sport progressed. Iran managed to interrupt the Portuguese defence however completed poorly. Within the different Group B match, Morocco appeared set to stage an upset after Boutaïb’s strike within the 14th minute however Isco scored a surprising objective to stage the match. Spain 1-1 Morocco at half-time.
Portugal 1-Zero Iran!
three minutes of Stoppage time!
Portugal 1-Zero Iran!
45 minute: GOAL!!! Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma produces a surprising objective into the highest left nook. Portugal take the lead.
43 minute: Taremi creates area within the remaining third from the left flank however Jahanbakhsh couldn’t capitalise. Good effort.
40 minute: Ronaldo makes an attempt a shot from distance however hits it immediately into the arms of the goalkeeper. Iran have been sensible thus far.
Within the different Group B match, Spain ranges Morocco, 1-1
31 minute: Yellow card! Raphael Guerreiro will get booked for a nasty sliding deal with. Free-kick to Iran.
Portugal- 80 p.c
Iran- 20 p.c
26 minute: Iran are defending deep and have stored Ronaldo beneath management. Ronaldo has had solely 12 touches thus far. Spain discovered it laborious to interrupt the Iran defence, Portugal try to create area up-front. What a match that is turning out to be.
23 minute: Sensible play by Iran’s Azmoun however fails to discover a teammate along with his through-ball, Portugal goalkeeper plunges onto the move. That was shut!
20 minute: Iran’s Hajsafi attracts a foul exterior the Portugal field. Free-kick to Iran.
16 minute: Free-kick to Portugal. Ronaldo fires the ball into the Iranian wall. Nook for Portugal.
15 minute: Nook for Portugal. The defence clears the ball however concedes a foul exterior the field. This may very well be pricey.
9 minute: Iran goalkeeper Beiranvand and Ezatolahi discover themselves in a mix-up however Portugal’s Joao Mario fails to capitalise as he skies the ball away from the objective.
6 minute: Iran’s Jahanbakhsh opens the Portugal defence from the precise flank however Amiri kicks the ball huge. Iran waste a possibility.
5 minute: Iran intercept a move within the Portugal half however give away possession within the remaining third.
three minute: Ronaldo picks up a move within the Iranian field however hits the ball immediately into the arms of the goalkeeper.
Portugal XI: Rui Patrício, Raphaël Guerreiro, José Fonte, Pepe, Cédric Soares, João Mário, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Ricardo Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo, André Silva.
Iran XI: A. Beiranvand, E. Hajsafi, M. Hosseini, M. Pouraliganji, R. Rezaeian, S. Ezatolahi, M. Taremi, V. Amiri, O. Ebrahimi, A. Jahanbakhsh, S. Azmoun.
Iran beat Morocco 1-Zero, after an personal objective by Aziz Bouhaddouz, of their opening match however went down Zero-1 to Spain in a gruelling match in opposition to Spain. Portugal, on the different hand, rely closely on Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the one objective of their second match in opposition to Morocco.
Goalkeepers: Amir Abedzadeh, Ali Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri.
Defenders: Roozbeh Cheshmi, Ehsan Haji Safi, Majid Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Milad Mohammadi, Pejman Montazeri, Morteza Pouraliganji, Ramin Rezaeian.
Midfielders: Vahid Amiri, Omid Ebrahimi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Mehdi Torabi.
Forwards: Karim Ansarifard, Sardar Azmoun, Ashkan Dejagah, Saman Ghoddos, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Mehdi Taremi.
Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio, Beto, Anthony Lopes.
Defenders: Cedric Soares, Ricardo Pereira, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Bruno Alves, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Mario Rui.
Midfielders: Joao Moutinho, Adrien Silva, William Carvalho, Joao Mario, Manuel Fernandes, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ricardo Quaresma, Goncalo Guedez, Andre Silva, Gelson Martins