Dark horses, the pain for Spain and VAR

Dark horses, the pain for Spain and VAR

Dark horses, the pain for Spain and VAR

Iran earned a stoppage-time penalty, again with the help of VAR, when Sardar Azmoun's header struck the arm of Cedric after the pair contested a deep cross.

Spain bounds ahead of Portugal thanks to Iran's equaliser with minutes remaining in the match in Kalingrad.

Alan Shearer criticised the referee's performance in Iran's 1-1 draw with Portugal in Group B on Monday.

Prior to his World Cup save, if Beiranvand was noted it was for his famous throws; sending the ball far enough down field to create attacking chances. Portugal face Uruguay in the next round.

Montreh Fayoud, one of the several Iranian women that are attending their first World Cup, disagreed.

Though they were the better side in their opener, they drew 3-3 with Portugal because of an early penalty, an uncharacteristic flub by all-world keeper David De Gea and an incredible free kick from Cristiano Ronaldo to knot things up late.

Tonight he saved a penalty against Cristiano Ronaldo on the biggest stage of them all.

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Ronaldo Has Penalty Saved Against Iran
Just a day before the final group match between Iran and Portugal , Iranian fans gathered and sang all night to keep him awake. Soon, Iran upped the ante in an instant and Mehdi Taremi ran into a cross but a wayward attempt did no good to his team.

Portugal and Iran play in a must-win match on Monday.

The mercurial 34-year-old scored a sublime, trademark "trivela" against Iran to break the deadlock just before half-time, curling on into the net with the outside of his foot.

The host nation rode a wave of national euphoria in their first two matches, sweeping aside Saudi Arabia and Egypt despite being initially written off as no-hopers but could not keep the magic alive against the South Americans.

Egypt had their entry into the record books too, as goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest World Cup player ever, at 45 years and 161 days.

Much had been made of the fact Ronaldo hadn't netted from a set-piece in ages going into this summer's finals in Russian Federation. A draw on Monday and Russian Federation top the group on goal difference. The likes of Luis Suarez will be rearing to take on Ronaldo and his men. This meant all of Spain's first five goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored by Madrid-based players - Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid (three) and Nacho and Isco of Real Madrid (one apiece). He later escaped a red card after the referee consulted VAR and showed him a yellow for elbowing an opposition player. It was soft, and went to VAR, but Roldan stuck to his guns and - rightly or wrongly - his original decision anyway.

Roldan gave the Saudis two spot-kicks in the game, the first for Ali Gabr's alleged tug on Al-Muwallad.

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