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IR Iran vs Portugal

Mordovia Arena
Jun 25, 2018 23:30 IST
Full Time
Karim
(91')
Quaresma
(46')
Haji Safi
(52')
Sardar
(54')
Raphael
(34')
Quaresma
(65')
Ronaldo
(84')
Cedric
(91')
Match Tied
  • IR Iran
    IRN
    Portugal
    POR
  • 31%
    POSSESSION
    69%
  • 1
    GOALS
    1
  • 8
    SHOTS
    14
  • 2
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    4
  • 16
    FOULS COMMITED
    10
  • 2
    YELLOW CARDS
    4
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 1
    OFF SIDES
    1
  • 1
    CORNER KICKS
    5
Match Info
  • Tournament name FIFA World Cup, 2018
  • Venue Mordovia Arena
  • Date Jun 25, 2018 11:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 41685
Match Completed
91'
Cedric
91'
Andre Silva
Goncalo Guedes
91'
Karim
85'
Joao Mario
Joao Moutinho
84'
Ronaldo
76'
Saeid Ezatolahi
Karim Ansarifard
71'
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Saman Ghoddos
71'
Ricardo Quaresma
Bernardo Silva
65'
Quaresma
57'
Ehsan Haji Safi
Milad Mohammadi
54'
Sardar
52'
Haji Safi
Half Time
46'
Quaresma
34'
Raphael
Kick Off

IR Iran

4-5-1
  • 20
    Sardar Azmoun
  • 17
    Mehdi Taremi
    18
    Alireza Jahanbakhsh
    6
    Saeid Ezatolahi
    9
    Omid Ebrahimi
    11
    Vahid Amiri
  • 23
    Ramin Rezaeian
    19
    Majid Hosseini
    8
    Morteza Pouraliganji
    3
    Ehsan Haji Safi
  • 1
    Ali Beiranvand
MIDFIELDER
7
Masoud Soleimani Shojaei
Midfielder
2
Mehdi Torabi
Midfielder
9
Omid Ebrahimi
Midfielder
6
Saeed Ezatolahi Afagh
Midfielder
11
Vahid Amiri
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
1
Ali Reza Beiranvand
Goalkeeper
22
Amir Abedzadeh
Goalkeeper
12
Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
18
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Forward
21
Ashkan Dejagah
Forward
10
Karim Ansarifard
Forward
17
Mehdi Taremi
Forward
16
Reza Ghoochannejhad
Forward
14
Saman Ghoddos
Forward
20
Sardar Azmoun
Forward
DEFENDER
3
Ehsan Haji Safi
Defender
5
Milad Mohammadi
Defender
13
Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh
Defender
8
Morteza Pouraliganji
Defender
15
Pejman Montazeri
Defender
23
Ramin Rezaeian
Defender
4
Roozbeh Cheshmi
Defender
19
Seyed Majid Hosseini
Defender

Portugal

4-4-2
  • 9
    Andre Silva
    7
    Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 20
    Ricardo Quaresma
    14
    William
    23
    Adrien Silva
    10
    Joao Mario
  • 21
    Cedric
    3
    Pepe
    6
    Jose Fonte
    5
    Raphael Guerreiro
  • 1
    Rui Patricio
MIDFIELDER
23
Adrien Sebastien Perruchet da Silva
Midfielder
11
Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva
Midfielder
16
Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes
Midfielder
8
Joao Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho
Midfielder
10
Joao Mario Naval da Costa Eduardo
Midfielder
4
Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes
Midfielder
14
William Silva de Carvalho
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
12
Anthony Lopes
Goalkeeper
22
Antonio Alberto Bastos Pimparel
Goalkeeper
1
Rui Pedro dos Santos Patricio
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
9
Andre Miguel Valente da Silva
Forward
7
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Forward
18
Gelson Dany Batalha Martins
Forward
17
Goncalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes
Forward
20
Ricardo Quaresma
Forward
DEFENDER
2
Bruno Alves
Defender
21
Cedric Ricardo Alves Soares
Defender
6
Jose Miguel da Rocha Fonte
Defender
3
Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira
Defender
19
Mario Rui Silva Duarte
Defender
5
Raphael Guerreiro
Defender
15
Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira
Defender
13
Ruben Santos Gato Alves Dias
Defender
90'
And that's the whistle!!!
The referee has blown the whistle and the match is over with the final score 1-1 between Portugal and Iran. And Cedric was shown a yellow card just after the whistle had blown. And with Spain and Morocco finishing in a 2-2 draw, Iran has been eliminated from the World Cup. Spain wins Group B on the goals scored tiebreaker and will face Russia on July 1st in Moscow while Portugal will play Uruguay in Sochi on June 30th.
90'
Iran's cross just too far
Iran gathers for one final push and the cross by Vahid Amiri is close but it floats long and high and out of play.
90'
Portugal makes their last change
Portugal has made their final change of the match, with Goncalo Guedes entering for Andre Silva.
90'
And Iran nearly makes it 2-1!!!
Mehdi Taremi gathers a loose ball down inside the box and nearly beats Rui Patricio to the near post but the shot is just wide of goal. Crazy past few minutes in Sarasnk
90'
AND WE ARE TIED!!!!!
Karim Ansarifard has tied the match with a penatly kick in the 93rd minute!!!!! Portugal and Iran are tied now, and just minutes after Spain tied their match against Morocco. Karim Ansarifard's shot just stayed below the crossbar and into the back of the net.
90'
A VAR Penatly kick awarded to Portugal!
And the referee has awarded a penalty kick to Iran after a lengthy VAR review. And it looks to be Karim Ansarifard stepping up to take the kic.
90'
And we will have another VAR review
Referee Enrique Caceres has made the motion for the VAR review and this is big, as the ball might have deflected off of Cedric's arm inside the box.
90'
Stoppage Time added
It looks like 6 minutes have been added to the end of the second half.
90'
And we might have another VAR review
A cross by Iran is headed down by a Iran player and might have deflected off a Portugal defender's arm, and referee Enrique Caceres is confering with the VAR office in Moscow.
90'
Yellow Card
Cedric (Portugal)
90'
Substitution
Goncalo Guedes (on). Andre Silva (off). (Portugal)
90'
Penalty Kick - Goal
Penalty Kick - Goal - Karim Ansarifard (Iran)
87'
Iran exhausted but still pushing forward
Iran's defense is seemingly exhausted, having to chase the ball all over the pitch but they are still pushing foward as much as they can, looking for the equalizer.
84'
Portugal makes their second sub
Portugal has made their second change of the match, sending on Joao Moutinho who replaces Joao Mario.
84'
Substitution
Joao Moutinho (on). Joao Mario (off). (Portugal)
83'
Ronaldo shown a Yellow Card
Cristiano Ronaldo is shown a yellow card after a VAR review by referee Enrique Caceres for a foul by Ronaldo on Morteza Pouraliganji .
83'
Yellow Card
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
81'
Injury delay..and VAR review!!!
Morteza Pouraliganji has gone down in the defensive half after a tangle up with Cristiano Ronaldo. And we have another VAR review!!!!
77'
Portugal's counter attack goes for nothing
A break out by Portugal leads to a shot by Adrien Silva at the top of the box but it is much too high and goes out for the goal kick.
76'
Iran makes their final change
Iran has made their final change of the match, sending on Karim Ansarifard for Saeid Ezatolahi.
76'
Substitution
Karim Ansarifard (on). Saeid Ezatolahi (off). (Iran)
72'
Iran's sub Ghoddos nearly makes an immediate impact
A nice control touch by Saman Ghoddos gives him enough space at the top of the box but he pulls the shot just inches wide left of the net.
71'
Adrien Silva's shot goes high and wide
Adrien Silva finds space in the attacking half, winds up and fires on toward goal but his shot goes high and wide of goal.
70'
Iran answers Portugal's change with one of their own
Carlos Queiroz makes a change in response to Portugal's change, sending on Saman Ghoddos for Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
70'
Substitution
Saman Ghoddos (on). Alireza Jahanbakhsh (off). (Iran)
70'
Substitution
Bernardo Silva (on). Ricardo Quaresma (off). (Portugal)
69'
Portugal makes their first change
Fernando Santos and Portgual has made their first change of the match, with goal scorer Ricardo Quaresma leaving the match and being replaced by Bernardo Silva.
66'
Ronaldo's shot goes wide right of net
Ronaldo creates a chance for himself by driving across the top of the box and uncorks a shot toward goal but it slices wide right of the net.
64'
Yellow Card shown to Quaresma
Ricardo Quaresma is shown a yellow card, after a hard foul on Saeid Ezatolahi in the defensive half. It looked like the foul was in response to a potential foul by Saeid Ezatolahi on Ricardo Quaresma a few minutes earlier that was not called by the referee.
64'
Yellow Card
Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal)
59'
Match has picked up
The match has certainly picked up the pace and intensity after a slow first few minutes of this second half. Iran has certainly been the more attacking side, knowing that they need an equalizer to keep their hopes of advancing alive.
56'
Iran making their first change
Iran and Carlos Queiroz makes their first change of the match, with Ehsan Haji Safi leaving the match and being replaced by Milad Mohammadi.
56'
Substitution
Milad Mohammadi (on). Ehsan Haji Safi (off). (Iran)
54'
Azmoun shown a yellow card
Seconds after the penalty kick save, Sardar Azmoun is shown a yellow card for arguing with referee, Enrigue Caceres, after a foul in the midfield is called on Iran.
54'
Yellow Card
Sardar Azmoun (Iran)
53'
DENIED!!!!!!!
And Cristiano Ronaldo is DENIED!!!!! Ali Beiranvand guesses correctly, diving to his left and denies Ronaldo a goal to keep Iran only down 1-0.
52'
Yellow Card
Ehsan Haji Safi (Iran)
51'
VAR rules penalty!!!
After review, VAR has ruled that the contact was worth a penatly kick chance for Portugal. And obviously the Iranian team is incredulous about the decision. A yellow card has been shown to Ehsan Haji Safi for arguing the call. And of course Cristiano Ronaldo steps up to take the penatly kick.
50'
No call for Ronaldo...But wait, there's VAR
Cristiano Ronaldo dribbles right at the edge of the penalty area and there is some contact by Saeid Ezatolahi but the referee does not make a call. Now VAR is reviewing the call.
49'
Slow Start to Second Half
The second half has started slowly as Portugal has controlled possession early on. They know that if the result holds they will advance.
46'
And the second half has started
The second half in Saransk has started. The teams have flipped sides of the pitch with Iran beginning with possession going right to left. Neither side made any changes to the lineups at halftime.
45'
Updated Group B standings
If the results for both matches stand, then Portugal will win Group B as Spain and Morocco are currently tied 1-1 at halftime. Spain will also advance to the Round of 16. Portugal would play the runner-up from Group A, host country Russia, while Spain would play the winner of Group A, Uruguay.
45'
And that's the first half, Portugal leads 1-0
Thanks to a brilliant goal by midfielder Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal leads Iran 1-0 at halftime in Saransk. Portugal has had more of the offensive chances in the match but haven't really taken advantage of that aside from the goal by Quaresma. Iran has had a couple of free kick chances deep in their attacking half but Rui Patricio has only faced one shot on target, a header by Saeid Ezatolahi in the 34th minute.
45'
WOW!!!! Quaresma finds the back of the net!!!!
An absolute brilliant piece of passing between Ricardo Quaresma and Adrien Silva results with Quaresma curling a right-footed shot into the upper left corner of the net from the right side of the box. That is the first goal scored by Portugal by a player not named Cristiano Ronaldo.
45'
Goal
Ricardo Quaresma. Assist by Adrien Silva (Portugal)
42'
Quaresma's flick goes high
A nice entry pass form the right wing by Cedric finds Ricardo Quaresma in the penatly area but his flick toward net is too high and wide of goal and goes out for the goal kick.
40'
Ronaldo's long-range shot is saved
Ronaldo gathers a pass from Jose Fonte about 30 yards out from goal and sends one on target but Ali Beiranvand has a clean look at the shot coming in and is able to make the easy save.
37'
Iran's attack stymied
Iran gains a couple of chances deep in the attacking half but the crosses aren't able to be controlled well enough to pass it on to a cutting player for a scoring chance. The Portugal defense is able to close down the attack well and clear it away from danger.
34'
Header right to Patricio
The free kick is taken by Alireza Jahanbakhsh and curls right near the penalty spot and Saeid Ezatolahi directs his header on goal but it is right to the chest of Rui Patricio for the save.
33'
Yellow Card shown to Guerreiro
Raphael Guerreiro is shown the match's first yellow card after a hard tackle from behind on Alireza Jahanbakhsh down the right wing. The foul gives Iran another free kick chance in the attacking half, this time on the right wing.
33'
Yellow Card
Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal)
30'
Another Portugal corner kick
An attack down the right wing results in a cross by Ricardo Quaresma being headed out of play for the corner kick. The kick taken by Ricardo Quaresma is headed out by Jose Fonte for the Iran goal kick.
26'
Portugal Offsides
Andre Silva is called offsides on a nice through ball from Cristiano Ronaldo on the right wing. It looked like Silva was waiting for the assistant referee to make that call.
25'
Delay is over
The delay is over as Rui Patricio is up and play has resumed.
23'
And Iran counters right back
After the goal kick for Portugal, they lose possession of the ball in the attacking half and Iran is on the counter themselves. A nice through ball slides into the box but Rui Patricio is able to rush off his line and grab the loose ball before Iran can capitalize. There is a delay in the match as Rui Patricio seems to be shaken up.
21'
Iran takes aim on Patricio
Ramin Rezaeian takes the free kick chance and just curls his shot wide left of goal. And Portugal goes right back on the attack.
20'
Iran gets a free kick chance
Ehsan Haji Safi is able to nutmeg Adrien Silva in the attacking half for Iran but Silva then fouls Haji Safi about ten yards out from the penalty area, giving Iran their first free kick chance of the match.
18'
Iran keeping Portugal wide
Iran's defense has been keeping the Portugal attack to the wide part of the pitch so far, with Portugal focusing on attacking for their right with crosses by Ricardo Quaresma. Even with the constant pressure, there hasn't been a real chance for Portugal since Ronaldo's shot in the 3rd minute.
16'
Portugal free kick
The foul gives Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo a golden chance on the free kick. But the shot is blocked by the Iran wall and goes out for another Portugal corner kick.
15'
Portugal gains match's first corner kick
Portugal gains match's first corner kick as they have had control of the match for the past few minutes. The corner kick is taken at the left corner by Ricardo Quaresma but is headed clear by Iran and out for another corner. The second corner is again cleared but there is a foul by Iran about ten yards out of the penalty area.
13'
Beiranvand drops the easy catch but escapes
Ali Beiranvand comes off his line to catch a cross by Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma but the ball slips right through his hands and is free right in the six-yard box but Morteza Pouraliganji is right there to clear the ball away from danger.
12'
Cross just too tall for Ronaldo
A cross from the right wing by Portugal looks dangerous by is just too high for Ronaldo to head home and is cleared away by the Iran defense.
9'
Defensive error nearly gives Portugal the lead
A cross by William Carvalho into the box nearly results in a huge defensive miscue as the cross is tipped by Saeid Ezatolahi even as Ali Beiranvand came off his line to play the ball. Luckily for Iran, the shot by Joao Mario is wide of goal.
7'
Iran's Counter Attack
Iran sprints forward on their first real chance after gathering a loose ball in the defensive half. A brilliant back heel pass down the right wing springs Sardar Azmoun right near the box. The ball is crossed the top of the box but the shot by Vahid Amiri is well wide left of goal.
3'
Ronaldo is making an immediate impact
Ronaldo nearly gives Portugal an early lead, as he corrals a loose ball at the edge of the penalty area. He takes a couple of touches and fires a shot low on keeper Ali Beiranvand but the keeper is up to the task and makes the save.
1'
And we are underway
The match has started in Saransk, with Portugal gaining possession first moving right to left wearing full red kits, while Iran is wearing all white.
0'
Ronaldo looks to keep scoring
Ronaldo's 4 goals so far in the tournament is tied with Belgium's Romelu Lukaku for second place, both behind England's Harry Kane who has scored 5 times in two matches. Ronaldo also looks to become the first Portugal player to score in all three group stage matches.
0'
Familiar Faces
Iran's manager Carlos Queiroz has quite a bit of experience with Portugal, as Queiroz is the former manager for the Portugal national team. He coached Portugal in the 2010 World Cup but was let go after Portugal failed to advance out of the group stage in South Africa
0'
Portugal's Lineup and Formation
Fernando Santos and Portugal will come out of the locker room in a 4-4-2 formation with Cedric, Pepe, Jose Fonte and Raphael Guerreiro manning the defense, Ricardo Quaresma, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva and Joao Mario making up the midfield, and Andre Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo up top as the strikers.
0'
What's at stake in Saransk
Everything is at stake for these two sides this evening. A victory for either side will send the winner on to the Round of 16 while a draw will have things come down to scoreboard watching, as Iran will need Morocco to defeat Spain to force a tiebreaker situation. If Spain gains any points in their match, only an Iran victory will send them on.
0'
Pre-Game: Group B standings
Heading into the final match day of Group B, three teams have a chance of advancing to the Round of 16: Iran, Portugal and Spain. Spain and Portugal lead the way with 4 points, Iran has 3 thanks to their victory over Morocco.