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Starting XI: Iran v Portugal

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Iran vs Portugal, 25 June 2018

By David Kappel - Jun 25, 2018 06:46 PM @kappilinho

Portugal have been carried by Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Group B so far, but could still be knocked out by Carlos Queiroz's Iran tonight – here is how both teams line up.

2018 FIFA World Cup, Group B

Teams: Iran v Portugal

Date: 25 June 2018

Time: 20:00

Venue: Mordovia Arena

Click through the gallery above to see Portugal's starting XI!

Ronaldo has scored all of Portugal’s four goals in the tournament so far, a superb hat-trick in the 3-3 draw with Spain, and A Selecao's 1-0 winner against Morocco, which saw him become the European all-time record scorer.

Portugal have picked up four points so far, but need at least a draw against the side coached by former Bafana Bafana boss Queiroz, who managed the 2016 UEFA European Championship winners between 2008 and 2010.

Iran, who won their first game 1-0 against Morocco before losing 1-0 to Spain, need to beat Portugal in order to make it to the knockout rounds.

Portugal have lost only one of their past 13 games in all competitions, while Iran have lost three of their past seven games.

Read: Ronaldo Becomes All-time European Record Scorer

Here is how they line up:

Portugal: Patricio, Cédric, Pepe, José Fonte, Guerreiro, William, Adrien, João Mario, Quaresma, André Silva, Ronaldo

Iran: Munir; Dirar, Saïss, Da Costa, Achraf; El Ahmadi, Boussoufa; N. Amrabat, Belhanda, Ziyech; Boutaïb.

Who do you think will win the clash between Portugal and Iran? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Soni_JX Jun 25, 2018 10:11 PM
NO COMMENT FOR NOW UNTIL TOMORROW EVENING......Portugal and Ronaldo are through to Last 16. Lets see tomorrow.
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Something is not Right,Portugal were trying to sell this Match Knowing that if they play a Draw and Spain loses Spain will go out,but unfortunately Spain Scored a last minute Goal
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