Iran beat Morocco in FIFA World Cup 2018

Iran beat Morocco in FIFA World Cup 2018

Iran beat Morocco in FIFA World Cup 2018

Morocco became the second African side to concede a late winning goal in the World Cup on Friday, after Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in Group A, thanks to a last-minute header from Jose Gimenez. They deserved a point and maybe more, but they were wasteful in front of goal and paid for it in the end. Medhi Benatia & Co. will be up for a task against Iran.

So despite not attempting a single shot on goal in the second half and outpossessed 68-32% overall, Iran had only their second win at a World Cup, the other being the 2-1 success over the U.S. in France 20 years earlier.

"Carlos Quieroz always has a surprise, but we've been watching Iran's games for six months".

Carlos Queiroz has so far masterminded his way through qualification and Iran got a place in Russian Federation through sheer hard work and determination.

Apparently, Carlos Queiroz's men had not been able to attend overseas training camps either, for similar reasons.

No real goalscoring opportunities arrived until late in the game as Morocco's main playmaker Ziyech finally got a shot on goal but Beiranvand denied him with a smart save to his left.

Mustapha Hadji believes Morocco must play with "guts and heart" if they are to enjoy a successful World Cup in Russian Federation.

Eight years after they became the most reviled musical instruments ever to be heard at an organized sporting event, the infamous and unmistakable sound of the vuvuzela has, once again, made a comeback at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

Iran have qualified for consecutive World Cups for the first time in their history.

Apparently he once went to Amsterdam to persuade one of his players, who was having second thoughts about turning his back on global football, to carry on playing for the national team.

During qualifying they were unbeaten in 10 qualifiers and did not concede a goal in the first nine games.

It was heartbreaking for Morocco, making their first finals appearance for 20 years.

"Morocco are a great team with great players and they are one of the favourites to move through to the second round, alongside Portugal and Spain". Morocco started well but then faded.

If one team can nick the win, it might be Morocco. Iran, despite their tremendous efforts during their qualifying campaign, have had their ups and downs so far, and would not be able to make the grade against Morocco.

Only on the field as a 77th-minute substitute, the Morocco striker dived to reach an in-swinging free kick from the left and glanced the ball past his own goalkeeper inside the near post.

"UEFA feels that the instrument's widespread use would not be appropriate in Europe", UEFA announced in a statement, following the conclusion of the World Cup in 2010. The strongest backline in Asia was only breached by Syria after Iran's place was secured in Russian Federation.

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