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Morocco vs IR Iran

Saint Petersburg Stadium
Jun 15, 2018 20:30 IST
Full Time
Bouhaddouz
(91')
El Ahmadi
(35')
Shojaei M.
(11')
A. Jahanbakhsh
(48')
Karim
(91')
IR Iran beat Morocco (1 - 0)
  • Morocco
    MAR
    IR Iran
    IRN
  • 65%
    POSSESSION
    35%
  • 0
    GOALS
    1
  • 13
    SHOTS
    8
  • 3
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    2
  • 22
    FOULS COMMITED
    14
  • 1
    YELLOW CARDS
    3
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 0
    OFF SIDES
    0
  • 5
    CORNER KICKS
    2
Match Info
  • Tournament name FIFA World Cup, 2018
  • Venue Saint Petersburg Stadium
  • Date Jun 15, 2018 08:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 62548
Match Completed
91'
Bouhaddouz
91'
Karim
86'
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Saman Ghoddos
83'
Amine Harit
Manuel Da Costa
82'
Omid Ebrahimi
Majid Hosseini
78'
Ayoub El Kaabi
Aziz Bouhaddouz
77'
Noureddine Amrabat
Sofyan Amrabat
69'
Masoud Shojaei
Mehdi Taremi
48'
A. Jahanbakhsh
Half Time
35'
El Ahmadi
11'
Shojaei M.
Kick Off

Morocco

3-4-3
  • 16
    Noureddine Amrabat
    9
    Ayoub El Kaabi
    10
    Younes Belhanda
  • 14
    Mbark Boussoufa
    7
    Hakim Ziyach
    8
    Karim El Ahmadi
    18
    Amine Harit
  • 2
    Achraf Hakimi
    5
    Medhi Benatia
    6
    Romain Saiss
  • 12
    Monir El Kajoui
MIDFIELDER
18
Amine Harit
Midfielder
11
Faycal Fajr
Midfielder
7
Hakim Ziyach
Midfielder
8
Karim El Ahmadi Aroussi
Midfielder
14
Mbark Boussoufa
Midfielder
23
Mehdi Francois Carcela-Gonzalez
Midfielder
16
Noureddine Amrabat
Midfielder
21
Sofyan Amrabat
Midfielder
10
Younes Belhanda
Midfielder
15
Youssef Ait Bennasser
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
22
Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
Goalkeeper
12
Munir Mohand Mohamedi
Goalkeeper
1
Yassine Bounou
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
9
Ayoub El Kaabi
Forward
20
Aziz Bouhaddouz
Forward
13
Khalid Boutaib
Forward
19
Youseff En Nesyri
Forward
DEFENDER
2
Achraf Hakimi Mouh
Defender
3
Hamza Mendyl
Defender
4
Manuel Marouane da Costa Trindade Senoussi
Defender
5
Medhi Amine El Mouttaqi Benatia
Defender
17
Nabil Dirar
Defender
6
Romain Ghanem Paul Saiss
Defender

IR Iran

3-4-3
  • 18
    Alireza Jahanbakhsh
    20
    Sardar Azmoun
    11
    Vahid Amiri
  • 10
    Karim Ansarifard
    9
    Omid Ebrahimi
    3
    Ehsan Haji Safi
    7
    Masoud Shojaei
  • 23
    Ramin Rezaeian
    4
    Roozbeh Cheshmi
    8
    Morteza Pouraliganji
  • 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
90'
Sign Off
Thank you for joining us for Day 2's second match! Please tune in to our coverage of today's final match as Portugal face off against Spain.
90'
Final Analysis
Absolute heartbreak for Morocco while Iran celebrate their first World Cup victory since 1998. Each team will argue they deserved the three points, with Iran being able to shut down all of Morocco's attacks by dictating the tempo of the game. With Portugal and Spain being the favorites to advance from Group B, the three points won by Iran today will go a long way in their hopes to advance to the knock out stage.
90'
Final
The final whistle blows in Saint Petersburg with the own goal by Aziz Bouhaddouz being the difference. 1-0 to Iran.
90'
Own Goal Bouhaddouz
Aziz Bouhaddouz looked to clear the ball from the free kick but unfortunately puts it in the back of his own net. There was nothing El Kajoui could do.
90'
Goal!
Iran scores off a free kick which is headed in
90'
Iran Yellow Card
Karim Ansarifard earns a yellow card after a tactical foul. A group of players from both teams form, unhappy with the foul.
90'
Own Goal
Aziz Bouhaddouz (Iran)
90'
Yellow Card
Karim Ansarifard (Iran)
86'
Ziyech Shot
Aziz Bouhaddouz sets up Hakim Ziyach for a shot right outside the penalty area but is blocked before the ball can reach the goalie
85'
Substitution
Saman Ghoddos (on). Alireza Jahanbakhsh (off). (Iran)
84'
Iran Substitution
Alireza Jahanbakhsh is laying down on the pitch grasping his leg, which forces a substitution for Iran. Saman Ghoddos is the man Carlos Queiroz chooses to come off the bench, and will look to penetrate the Moroccan defense.
82'
Substitution
Manuel Da Costa (on). Amine Harit (off). (Morocco)
81'
Morocco Substitution
Manuel Da Costa comes on for Amine Harit who will look to provide width and pace on the wing for Morocco.
81'
Saiss Header
Romain Saiss looks for goal off a header but is called for a push by the referee.
81'
Substitution
Majid Hosseini (on). Omid Ebrahimi (off). (Iran)
79'
Ziyech Strike
Hakim Ziyach unleashes a strike from the top of the box which Ali Beiranvand does well to parry it away. Younes Belhanda makes three beautiful touches to set up the shot.
78'
Iran Substitution
Omid Ebrahimi is down on the pitch and looks to have a large scratch on his ribs. Pejman Montazeri is brought on for the injured Ebrahimi who is holding his ribs as he exits the pitch.
77'
Substitution
Aziz Bouhaddouz (on). Ayoub El Kaabi (off). (Morocco)
76'
Morocco Substitution
Aziz Bouhaddouz replaces Ayoub El Kaabi. Herve Renard would want Bouhaddouz to create something in the attacking third.
76'
Substitution
Sofyan Amrabat (on). Noureddine Amrabat (off). (Morocco)
75'
Morocco Substitution
Sofyan Amrabat comes on for Noureddine Amrabat who is unable to return to the pitch after his injury.
72'
Amrabat Down
The physios come on the pitch to check on Noureddine Amrabat who looks to have taken a hit to the head. Amrabat stands up but looks very groggy. He wants to return to the pitch but the physios signal for a substitution.
69'
Iran Corner
After a Alireza Jahanbakhsh bad angled shot that is deflected wide, Iran's first real attacking threat of the second half is headed away.
68'
Iran Substitution
Mehdi Taremi comes in for Iranian captain Masoud Shojaei. Carlos Queiroz will be looking for Taremi to spark Iran's attack and use his pace to get behind the Moroccan defense.
68'
Substitution
Mehdi Taremi (on). Masoud Shojaei (off). (Iran)
61'
Morocco Corner
The first real threat of the second half comes as Mbark Boussoufawhips in a corner but is punches away by Ali Beiranvand
56'
Ebrahimi Down
A stoppage in play while the physios come onto the pitch to look at Omid Ebrahimi who is gripping his ribs after a tackle on Amine Harit
48'
Harit Shot
Noureddine Amrabat swings in a cross and Amine Harit looks for a volley but is miss hit, with the ball ending up closer to the corner flag than the goal
47'
Yellow Card
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Iran)
46'
Jahanbakhsh
Alireza Jahanbakhsh goes into the referees book after a hard challenge
45'
Second Half
The second half is underway in Saint Petersburg. The teams have switched ends and it is now Morocco from right to left. Neither team makes a change at the half. If the action continues like it did in the first half, each team will need to make a sub to break this deadlock
45'
Halftime Analysis
Morocco's early pressure wasn't enough for them to get the lead. The Moroccan's early shots and sturdy defense slowly faded as Iran looked to gain more confidence as the half moved on. Iran should be happy with their late first half performance and their ability to setup their counter attacking against a strong Moroccan defense. Morocco will look to return to their early game form as the second half begins.
45'
Halftime
Cuneyt Cakir blows his whistle to end the first half. Iran should go into the break happy with many late chances, while Morocco will look for a way to counter Iran's late pressure.
44'
Jahanbaksh Shot
Alireza Jahanbakhsh looks again from a free kick but the same result. The ball was always rising and flew over the bar.
42'
Azmoun Shot
Sardar Azmoun goes one on one with the goalkeeper but El Kajoui saves with his right leg. A rebound attempt is made but El Kajoui makes another miraculous save to keep the score 0-0.
38'
Ziyach Cross
Hakim Ziyach looks for Ayoub El Kaabi in the box but El Kaabi misses getting his head to the ball by inches
34'
Jahanbaksh Free Kick
Alireza Jahanbakhsh looks for goal from 30 yards out following Karim El Ahmadi foul, but miss hits the brave effort over the bar.
34'
Yellow Card
Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco)
33'
El Ahmadi Yellow
Karim El Ahmadi earns a yellow card by tripping while Sardar Azmoun tried to start an Iranian counter attack.
31'
Chesmi Shot
Roozbeh Cheshmi goes for a shot after a free kick that falls perfectly for him but misses over the bar. Many Moroccan defenders claiming for handball on the play, which was not given.
29'
Harit Shot
Amine Harit dribbles through three Iranian defenders and tries to bend it past the goalkeeper, but is hit right at Ali Beiranvand instead
25'
Belhanda Shot
Younes Belhanda takes a shot just outside the 18 yard box but is blocked on the way through. The crowd complains for a handball on the block but is not given.
24'
Azmoun Shot
Sardar Azmoun looks to score on a volley, but is unable to get the shot on goal when turning around
19'
Iran Counter
Iran has their first real chance on the break, but Karim Ansarifardis is unable to hit the target
18'
Morocco Goalmouth Scramble
Off a free kick, Hakim Ziyach centers the ball for Morocco which has three great chances to find the back of the net, but each attempt is blocked. The last attempt by Mehdi Benatiais parried away by Ali Beiranvandfor a corner kick.
17'
Morocco Defense
Iran continues to look for a way to get out of their own half but Morocco's defense, headlined by captain Mehdi Benatia, has been able to stifle every Iranian counter attack.
10'
Yellow Card
Masoud Shojaei (Iran)
9'
Shojaei Yellow Card
Masoud Shojaei goes in the referee's book for a rough tackle from behind.
7'
El Kaabi Shot
Ayoub El Kaabi slices the ball wide of the left post from the penalty spot to add to Morocco's many early chances.
3'
Early Pressure
Morocco has two very good attempts, one initially off a corner which was whiffed at, the seconded a header by Younes Belhanda, who misses above the cross bar.
2'
Early Attempt
Morocco with an early shot by Amine Harit, but misses wide with the volley
0'
Kickoff
Cuneyt Cakir blows his whistle and we are underway in Saint Petersburg. Morocco are in red and while attack left to right while Iran wears their white.
0'
Iran
Iran Substitutions: Mehdi Torabi, Milad Mohammadi, Rashid Mazaheri, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Saman Ghoddos, Pejman Montazeri, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Mehdi Taremi, Majid Hosseini, Ashkan Dejagah, Amir Abedzadeh
0'
Iran
Iran (3-4-3): Ali Beiranvand; Ramin Rezaeian, Roozbeh Cheshmi, Morteza Pouraliganji; Karim Ansarifard, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Haji Safi, Masoud Shojaei; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Sardar Azmoun, Vahid Amiri; Carlos Queiroz
0'
Morocco
Morocco Substitutions: Yassine Bounou, Hamza Mendyl, Manuel Da Costa, Faycal Fajr, Khalid Boutaib, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Nabil Dirar, Youseff En-Nesyri, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Sofyan Amrabat, Ahmed Tagnaouti, Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez
0'
Morocco
Morocco (3-4-3): El Kajoui; Achraf Hakimi, Mehdi Benatia, Romain Saiss; Mbark Boussoufa, Hakim Ziyach, Karim El Ahmadi, Amine Harit; Noureddine Amrabat, Ayoub El Kaabi, Younes Belhanda; Herve Renard
0'
Iran Preview
Iran is looking to bounce back after only securing one point in the 2014 World Cup. They will look for Sardar Azmoun and Alireza Jahanbakhsh to contribute in the attacking third.
0'
Morocco Preview
Morocco is making their first World Cup appearance since France 1998. They are captained by Juventus center back Medhi Benatia, who will look to solidify a defensive line which will also feature one of the youngest players of this World Cup, 19 year old Achraf Hakimi.
0'
Welcome!
Group B kicks off as Morocco takes on Iran. Kickoff is a little under 20 minutes away, so let's take a look at today's lineups.