News Article  | World Cup 2018

Starting XI: Spain vs Iran

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Iran vs Spain, 20 June 2018

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 20, 2018 06:49 PM @KeeganKruger

After a thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter, Spain will be targeting victory when they meet Carlos Queiroz's Iran in their second Group B match. Here is how the teams will line up.

Click through the gallery above to see Spain's star-studded starting XI.

FIFA World Cup, Group B

Teams: Iran vs Spain

Date: 20 June 2018

Time: 20:00

Venue: Kazan Arena

Even though the result from their first match was not what the Spaniards would have wanted, they are still considered as one of the favourites to win the showpiece in Russia.

The European giants will be slightly worried going into this encounter, though, having been eliminated at the group stages in two of the past three World Cups in which they have failed to win their opening game.

Portugal currently top the group after seeing off Morocco 1-0 this afternoon.

Iran, who will be facing La Furia Roja for the first time, are winless against European opposition at the World Cup, having lost five of their six previous fixtures against them.

Diego Costa will be the one of the many players Iran will need to keep a close eye on during the fixture as the Atletico Madrid star has scored eight goals in his past eight international starts.

Read: Ronaldo Becomes All-time European Record Scorer

Here is how the teams will line up:

Iran: Beiranvand, Sadi, Ezatolahi, Pouraliganji, Omid, Karim, Amiri, Mehdi, Hosseini, Sardar, Ramin.

Spain: De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Silva, Isco, Vazquez, Costa.

Do you think Iran will be able to cause Spain any problems in this match? Let us know in the comments section below.

 


16297 views
 
 
 

Related Articles

Comments

5b16a1fb58638
ta more@mbekweni Joined: 05 Jun 2018
No badges available
ta more@mbekweni Jun 20, 2018 10:11 PM
I don't know what to say but portugal & Spain will only remember the goals from their respective today fixtures other than that performance wise it was pound to pound more special Portugal the only problem with Morocco had a poor end in the last third no clear chances created Spain had 1st half to forget Iraqis are hard nut to crack they attack Spain too this tournament is for Portugal they have no pressure they are dangerous dark horse with a horn it's forhead to tell they are not a counted team among the best they are like Iceland they have rights to celebrate draws a win is bonus but they quality team European champions with far less expectations compare to Spain Germans Brazil Belgium England France Argentina Mexico Croatia they have all the European exposure where football is highly competitive
5b16a1fb58638
ta more@mbekweni Joined: 05 Jun 2018
No badges available
ta more@mbekweni Jun 20, 2018 09:55 PM
@Buccaneer 4 lyf as how Portugal celebrated that after that game I didn't watch I only saw them through the window while passing by and that ronaldoooooowarwarwar by radio presenter from a Portuguese radio it was crazy tell me broer was it a win
5b261888a83b3
Buccaneer 4 lyf Joined: 07 Feb 2016
No badges available
Buccaneer 4 lyf Jun 20, 2018 09:46 PM
@ta more@mbekweni ...Are you from planet Mars ?
Default
dddagam Joined: 16 Jun 2018
No badges available
dddagam Jun 20, 2018 09:38 PM
Portugal will have battle hard to defeat these Iranian
5b16a1fb58638
ta more@mbekweni Joined: 05 Jun 2018
No badges available
ta more@mbekweni Jun 20, 2018 09:19 PM
Spain lost against Portugal they must win now
5b06a1a957970
smo Joined: 30 Dec 2014
No badges available
smo Jun 20, 2018 09:08 PM
Something is not right about Spain..
Default
dddagam Joined: 16 Jun 2018
No badges available
dddagam Jun 20, 2018 09:03 PM
Impilo yabo ukudifenda I Iran.They don't like conceding
5b4d78ef7c771
downzzz Joined: 27 Jan 2018
No badges available
downzzz Jun 20, 2018 08:42 PM
Easy win for spain
5aecbf102844a
Wizz X Joined: 30 Apr 2018
No badges available
Wizz X Jun 20, 2018 07:56 PM
2-0 Spain win
5af677f1ee729
Shosholoza ka Cadolo Joined: 12 May 2018
No badges available
Shosholoza ka Cadolo Jun 20, 2018 07:53 PM
Mst win 4 Spain
Default
upthebuczz Joined: 12 Aug 2015
No badges available
upthebuczz Jun 20, 2018 07:17 PM
Stil no Thiago mxm
5a5cff8179708
Ben_Stokes_101 Joined: 18 Jan 2016
No badges available
Ben_Stokes_101 Jun 20, 2018 06:54 PM
SPAIN if you lose, you snooze...

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed