Portugal player ratings versus Iran

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In a World Cup that had been dominated by the park-the-bus tactics, Spain's ability to link up with sharp, shot passes is a valuable skill to have.

VAR had its most controversial night at the World Cup on Monday.

Things didn't get any easier once the Cup started.

For a defence that has the experienced, high-quality pairing of Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique at its heart, Spain's back four has looked shaky against Morocco.

Spain and Portugal are also level on goal difference and goals scored and, since they drew, if their final results are the same the group could be decided by fair play points. Argentina have picked up three yellow cards and Iceland have none.

He jumped with opposition attacker as a cross came into the area but the ball rolled onto his outstretched arm. Iran appealed for a spot-kick and, after watching a replay, Caceres concurred. The offside flag was raised immediately. Spain will play Russian Federation in the last 16. The Iranian team, already aggrieved by the replay system overturning a goal against Spain, reacted angrily. Portugal will also advance through the group stage if they earn a draw.

"I wasn't concerned [by the three VAR decisions]", Santos added. The referee did what he had to do.

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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.

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However, Douglas Costa will miss the game, having suffered a thigh injury after coming off the bench against Costa Rica. However, they scored twice in injury time in a memorable match, with the manager also taking a tumble while celebrating.

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz launched a blistering attack on Federation Internationale de Football Association and the use of VAR following his side's World Cup exit. There is an elbow. Pique, meanwhile, risked a red card with a two-footed lunge in the opening 10 minutes of the game that fortunately made no contact with Boutaib. The rules don't say if it is Messi or Ronaldo it's a little bit.

"The decisions must be clear for everybody". It was soft, and went to VAR, but Roldan stuck to his guns and - rightly or wrongly - his original decision anyway. "That's the reality. There are a lot of complaints".

"If we want to get where we dream, we have to adjust these details and be self-critical, knowing that there is room for improvement". "We have the right to know".

Had Taremi scored, Iran would have vaulted both Spain and Portugal for top spot in the quartet, with the latter falling to third. The referee is a very lucky guy. "If Iran score at the end it would have been absolute chaos", Shearer told BBC One. He was hopeless today. He is half a yard away and his eyes are closed. If he thinks it is deliberate handball, he is insane.

It's always lovely when a player brings their specialist bit of skill to a World Cup. It's the first time since 2010 that teams Nos. You need to find the balance and we are still looking for that. I am not in a good mood, as you can see.

Fans watching the match on social media took to commenting on the incident, with many pointing out the Portuguese forward's humorous reaction. "Give me a break". We have a margin for improvement and will work on that these [coming] days. See if it's a success by then.

There's a silver lining for Ronaldo not being the match-winning saviour for Portugal. Boring. It's a disaster.

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