Iran vs. Portugal - Football Match Report

Portugal v Iran preview

Portugal v Iran preview

Ronaldo has scored all four of Portugal's Group B goals so far, netting a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw with Spain before getting the victor in a 1-0 victory over Morocco.

Iran benefited from a late own goal by Morocco to get their World Cup off to a winning start in St. Petersburg but then lost 1-0 to Spain in a hard-fought match in Kazan.

One can understand Iran fans' desperation, given the Team Melli needs nothing less than a win to avoid an early exit from the World Cup in Russian Federation. He has just curled one of them from just inside the box into the top corner.

As ever, Ronaldo will be the man to watch for Portugal against Iran. A missed second half penalty from Ronaldo certainly sent shockwaves throughout the Mordovia Arena and beyond, while the Real Madrid star was lucky not to be sent off following a VAR review after what looked like a deliberate elbow on Morteza Pouraliganji.

The European champions were camped in the Iran half for most of the second half as they pushed for a second goal.

How will Portugal line up against Iran? But he was omitted from Portugal's World Cup squads in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He guessed the right way and made the save from the Portugal forward.

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The two regional powers will be looking for a redeeming victory to end an otherwise disappointing World Cup on a high note. Salah started against Russian Federation last Tuesday but was unable to make an impact as the hosts ran out 3-1 winners.

The former Real Madrid head coach and Manchester United assistant has been in charge of the Iran national side since 2011.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Iran v/s Portugal match will kick off at 11.30 PM IST (2330 HRS). Ronaldo was at the four-star Mercure hotel, Saransk, Russia. A one-goal Spanish loss could also be enough, coupled with a high-scoring Iran-Portugal draw.

What's at stake: Portugal is tied atop the Group B standings with Spain, which faces Morocco in Kaliningrad on Monday.

Team Melli striker Sardar Azmoun has played his club football in Russian Federation since 2013 and previous year rejoined Rubin Kazan for a second spell.

The sides meet on Monday in a game that is crucial for the qualification hopes of both nations.

The match will be telecast on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3.

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