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Iran bulldoze past Yemen

Iran bulldoze past Yemen

Iran brushed past competition debutants Yemen 5-0 in the first match of Group D 8 Jan 2019
Iran striker Azmoun quits international football at 23

Iran striker Azmoun quits international football at 23

Rubin Kazan's 23-year-old striker Sardar Azmoun has announced his young retirement from international football, naming his mother's disease as the reason for the "painful" decision. 28 Jun 2018
FIFA Secretary General congratulates Portugal on progression

FIFA Secretary General congratulates Portugal on progression

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has congratulated Portugal on reaching the knockout stage of the Word Cup - and praised their opponents, Iran. 26 Jun 2018
Portugal coach praises VAR after 1-1 draw with Iran

Portugal coach praises VAR after 1-1 draw with Iran

The Video video assistant referee (VAR) system worked well in the Portugal's match against Iran, Portugal head coach Fernando Santos said on Tuesday morning (AEST). 26 Jun 2018
World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR

World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR

The 2018 World Cup in Russia has broken the record for penalties awarded following the Portugal's encounter with Iran on Monday. 26 Jun 2018
Quaresma named man of match against Iran

Quaresma named man of match against Iran

Portugal midfielder Ricardo Quaresma was named the man of the match as his side drew 1-1 with Iran and qualified for the round of 16 as Group B runners-up, FIFA said via the tournament's official Twitter account on Monday. 26 Jun 2018
Iran v Portugal player ratings

Iran v Portugal player ratings

Iran drew with Portugal 1-1, courtesy of Karim Ansarifard's penalty after a wonder-goal from Ricardo Quaresma. 26 Jun 2018
Portugal finish as Group B runners-up after 1-1 draw with Iran

Portugal finish as Group B runners-up after 1-1 draw with Iran

Reigning European champions Portugal were held to a 1-1 draw by Iran in the teams' final group-stage match, qualifying fro the round of 16 as Group B runners-up. 26 Jun 2018
Over 42,000 fans attend Portugal v Iran

Over 42,000 fans attend Portugal v Iran

A total of 41,685 fans attended the World Cup match between Iran and Portugal in Saransk on Monday. 26 Jun 2018
Spain finish top of Group B after salvaging 2-2 draw with Morocco

Spain finish top of Group B after salvaging 2-2 draw with Morocco

Spain have finished their group-stage campaign at World Cup as Group B winners after drawing their final group match against Morocco. 26 Jun 2018
World Cup: Five things we learned from Group B

World Cup: Five things we learned from Group B

With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Spain's superstars and the surprises of Morocco and Iran, Group B has set the World Cup alight. Here are five things we have learned after the first round. 21 Jun 2018
Spain on course for Round of 16 - Isco

Spain on course for Round of 16 - Isco

Spain midfielder Isco said he was satisfied with the team’s position in Group B after their two World Cup games, noting that Spain had a good chance of reaching the round of 16. 21 Jun 2018
Spain surprised by 'difficult' Iran match

Spain surprised by 'difficult' Iran match

Spain head coach Fernando Hierro that the World Cup match against Iran turned out to be unexpectedly difficult for his team. 21 Jun 2018
Spain coach: Half-time break 'helped us'

Spain coach: Half-time break 'helped us'

Spain head coach Fernando Hierro said the half time break helped his team psychologically during their Group B match with Iran at the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday. 21 Jun 2018
Iran still 'winners' despite 1-0 loss to Spain - coach

Iran still 'winners' despite 1-0 loss to Spain - coach

Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz said his team were still "winners" following their 1-0 defeat from Spain in Kazan. 21 Jun 2018
Iran deserved better result against Spain - Coach

Iran deserved better result against Spain - Coach

KAZAN, June 21 (Sputnik) - Iran deserved better result in their World Cup Group B encounter with Spain, their head coach Carlos Queiroz said Wednesday night, as they slipped to a 1-0 loss in Kazan. 21 Jun 2018