Ricardo Quaresma Scores Physics-Defying Goal For Portugal Vs. Iran

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz was successful in club football management not so much of the Portuguese national side. Alexander Nemenov  AFP

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz was successful in club football management not so much of the Portuguese national side. Alexander Nemenov  AFP

Ronaldo has been on a tear since the start of the World Cup. Of those 20 wins, 10 have been by a single goal and most of the others were against weaker opponents.

Cristiano Ronaldo captains the side again as he looks for his fifth goal of the tournament. The Real Madrid star scored the only goal of the match in the fourth minute but Morocco did well to match the reigning European champions blow for blow throughout the encounter. He guessed the right way and made the save from the Portugal forward. Cristiano Ronaldo saw a penalty saved and could have been sent off for an elbow in the second half, but in this instance VAR worked in Portugal's favour.

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Until now, VAR had been used rather well at this World Cup. He took charge during the 2010 World Cup, overseeing their biggest ever victory in the competition (7-0 vs North Korea). Ronaldo scored a late penalty to seal a 2-0 win over Iran when the two sides last met, at the 2006 World Cup, and Portugal will hope for further inspiration from the second highest goalscorer in worldwide history.

Quaresma became Portugal's oldest scorer in World Cup play by hitting a curling shot from the edge of the penalty area that went beyond the reach of diving Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand.

Portugal leads Iran 1-0 in the second half. Just a day before the final group match between Iran and Portugal, Iranian fans gathered and sang all night to keep him awake.

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Portugal and Spain have tied on points and goal difference after winning two games.

Spain, who take on already ousted Morocco, and Portugal are on four points and need a draw from their respective matches.

"We're warriors and we're going to play with solidarity", said Pepe.

Arguably the best performer for Iran in this edition of the FIFA World Cup, Ramin Rezaeian will be tasked with the responsibility leading his side in the defensive department as they look to stop the unsafe Portuguese attack.

Team Melli striker Sardar Azmoun has played his club football in Russian Federation since 2013 and a year ago rejoined Rubin Kazan for a second spell. "He is getting better every year", Manchester City winger Bernardo Silva opined after Ronaldo's hat-trick in an opening 3-3 draw with Spain.

Iran and Portugal meet for the third time with plenty at stake for both sides. Referee Caceres lost control of this game, with his decision not to show Ronaldo a red card for an elbow and the call to award Iran a late penalty kick coming under the microscope. Spain v/s Morocco will be Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD, Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD.

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