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01 Uruguay
3
3
0
0
5
9
02 Russia
3
2
0
1
4
6
03 Saudi Arabia
3
1
0
2
-5
3
04 Egypt
3
0
0
3
-4
0
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01 Spain
3
1
2
0
1
5
02 Portugal
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Iran
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Morocco
3
0
1
2
-2
1
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01 France
3
2
1
0
2
7
02 Denmark
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Peru
3
1
0
2
0
3
04 Australia
3
0
1
2
-3
1
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01 Croatia
3
3
0
0
6
9
02 Argentina
3
1
1
1
-2
4
03 Nigeria
3
1
0
2
-1
3
04 Iceland
3
0
1
2
-3
1
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01 Brazil
3
2
1
0
4
7
02 Switzerland
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Serbia
3
1
0
2
-2
3
04 Costa Rica
3
0
1
2
-3
1
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01 Sweden
3
2
0
1
3
6
02 Mexico
3
2
0
1
-1
6
03 Korea Republic
3
1
0
2
0
3
04 Germany
3
1
0
2
-2
3
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01 Belgium
3
3
0
0
7
9
02 England
3
2
0
1
5
6
03 Tunisia
3
1
0
2
-3
3
04 Panama
3
0
0
3
-9
0
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01 Colombia
3
2
0
1
3
6
02 Japan
3
1
1
1
0
4
03 Senegal
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Poland
3
1
0
2
-3
3
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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Red-Hot Costa Leads Spain Past Spirited Iran

2018 World Cup Report: Iran v Spain 20 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 20, 2018 10:01 PM

2018 World Cup 

Result: Iran 0-1 Spain

Date: 20 June 2018

Venue: Kazan Arena

Diego Costa bagged his third goal at the 2018 World Cup as Spain defeated Iran 1-0 in their second Group B encounter on Wednesday night.

Iran were playing with numbers behind the ball from the word go and frustrated La Furia Roja, who were looking for an early goal.

Spain were camped out in the Iran half for the most part of the opening 30 minutes, but they struggled to find openings in the final third.

Carlos Queiroz’s charges were doing well in stifling Spain of space in their defensive third, although they were living dangerously.

David Silva had a chance on the stroke of half-time for La Roja but he could not capitalise as the first stanza ended goalless.

Eight minutes into the second half, Spain broke the deadlock as a clearance by Iranian defender Ramin Rezaeian ricocheted off Costa and sailed into the back of the net, 0-1.

The Iranians had no choice but to get out of their defensive shell and looked threatening whenever going forward.

Saeid Ezatohahi thought he had scored an equaliser for Iran in the 64th-minute but his goal was ruled out by the assistant referee, while the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) could not find anything to reverse the decision.

Queiroz’s troops continued to threaten as the second half went on, with Mehdi Taremi heading over the crossbar at the far post on 81 minutes.

Spain were looking to get the second goal with five minutes remaining but they could not carve out another chance.

La Roja managed to keep Iran out at the back in the closing stages to claim a hard-fought 1-0 win.

The win sees Spain move level on points with Portugal atop Group B, while Iran and Morocco are third and fourth respectively, with the Africans already eliminated from the Russia showpiece.


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MfanoYellow Jun 21, 2018 07:13 AM
Lucky Costa
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Zeksrad Jun 21, 2018 07:05 AM
@connaissance09 agreed.iran gona beat them to advance,sadly so for CR.iran was robbed two legitimate goals vs spain.
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thatos Jun 20, 2018 11:40 PM
Iran plan was to get a draw and frustrate Spain with their defensive tacticts.
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connaissance09 Jun 20, 2018 10:30 PM
Mark my word, Portugal is going home
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This VAR can kill you ...tjeeeeeeer
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 20, 2018 09:19 PM
One more Spain then you will be on top of Penaldo's Portugal
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 20, 2018 09:17 PM
Finally the yellow hautrain has been removed DANKIE Costa
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If spain lose thy wl regret it cz thy betrayed coach who make them qualify
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Comon Spain you have to win this game so that you can go to the next round
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You lose, you snooze...
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Cows vs cows
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Spain 2-0 Iran
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SPAIN 3-1 IRAN COSTA RAMOS INIESTA
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Spain 2-0 Iran, Costa
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spain 2-0
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S win3-0
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Iran 0-3 Spain
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Spain win 4-0

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