WC2018 Grp B
Date: 7 p.m. June 25, 2018
Venue: Mordovia Arena
Att: 41,685

Karim Ansarifard 90' + 3' -
Peno Scored: 90'


Scored: 45'
- Ricardo Quaresma 45'

Peno Miss: 53'
- Cristiano Ronaldo 53'

Live Updates for Iran -v- Portugal

90' + 8'

Yellow Card

Cédric Soares is booked for Portugal.

90' + 7'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Iran and Portugal.

90' + 6'

Substitution

Goncalo Guedes replaces André Silva for Portugal.

90' + 4'

What a chance for Iran! The ball breaks to Teremi in the box and he shoots, but it hits the side netting! 

90' + 3'

PENALTY SCORED!

Karim Ansarifard scores for Iran from the penalty spot. What a penalty into the top corner. It may not be enough for Iran to qualify but, with Spain drawing with Morocco, it will condemn Portugal to second place.

90' + 2'

He's given it!

90'

The ball struck Bernardo Silva's hand, which he was waving. Has to be a penalty.

90'

We're going to VAR again...

89'

Beiranvand has just thrown the ball well over half the length of the pitch to set up an Iran attack. Deserves a goal, really.

84'

Substitution

Joao Moutinho replaces Joao Mário for Portugal.

83'

Yellow Card

Cristiano Ronaldo is booked for Portugal.

81'

Ronaldo has just lashed out at Pouraliganji. And we're going to VAR...

77'

Now it's the second of the Silvas, André, to send a shot wildly over the top. Over to you, Bernardo...

75'

Substitution

Karim Ansarifard replaces Saeid Ezatolahi for Iran.

72'

That's why Goddosh is on the pitch. The substitute picks the ball up on the edge of the box, and Fonte stands off, allowing him space for a shot and it's not far wide.

71'

Speculative effort from Adrien Silva - one of three Silva's now on the pitch - but it sails miles over the bar.

70'

Substitution

Saman Ghoddos replaces Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Iran.

69'

Substitution

Bernardo Silva replaces Ricardo Quaresma for Portugal.

68'

Portugal have done well to take the string out of the game since missing the penalty and cutting off any potential Iran resurgance. There's a long way to go yet, but they look pretty comfortable right now.

64'

Yellow Card

Ricardo Quaresma is booked for Portugal.

60' + 7'

We're into minute seven of added time and no end in sight!

58'

Azmoud gets his head to the resulting corner but he can only glance it out for a throw.

58'

A lovely low cross has to be cut out for a corner by Pepe. If he hadn't been there, it would have been a tap-in for Azmoud to equalise.

56'

Substitution

Milad Mohammadi replaces Ehsan Hajsafi for Iran.

54'

Yellow Card

Sardar Azmoun is booked for Iran.

53'

MISSED PENO!

Cristiano Ronaldo misses for Portugal from the penalty spot. Saved! Beiranvand dives to his left and it's a nice height for the keeper to stop and gather on the second attempt. Brilliant from the keeper!

52'

Yellow Card

Ehsan Hajsafi is booked for Iran.

51'

He's given it! Hard to argue with it as Ezatolahi did step across him and it was clumsy.

50'

Ronaldo wants a penalty after falling under the challenge of Ezatolahi, and the referee is now going to consult VAR.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Iran and Portugal has started.

45' + 3'

Half Time

It is half-time between Iran and Portugal.

45'

GOAL!

Ricardo Quaresma scores for Portugal. What a goal! Just when it looked like Iran were going to make it to half time on terms, Ricardo Quaresma cuts in from the right wing, skips past two defenders and arcs a wonderful shot with the outside of his boot into the top corner.

41'

Half-chance for Quaresma as Joao Mario slips him a pass just inside the box, but his outside of the boot effort is well over.

34'

Best chance so far for Iran as Jahanbakhsk curls in a free kick and Saeid Ezatolahi steers a header on goal but it's straight at Rui Patricio.

33'

Yellow Card

Raphael Guerreiro is booked for Portugal.

23'

Iran break quickly once more as Azmoun slips a ball through for Alireza Jahanbakhsh, but Rui Patricio is out very quickly to claim on the ground, taking a boot to the face for his trouble.

21'

Haji Safi bodychecked as he looks to shoot and it's a free kick to Iran. Rezaeian tries to bend it right-footed into the top corner but he hits it high and wide.

16'

Ronaldo lines up a free kick and it deflects wildly off the wall and out for a corner. Ronaldo protests that it came off an arm, and replays show it did hit Sardar Azmoun's arm, but nothing doing from the referee.

13'

Beiranvand goes from bad to worse as he drops a simple cross from Quaresma, and once more Iran are able to scramble clear. And Portugual look to force more errors with another Quaresma ball in requiring Ramin Rezaeian to put the ball behind.

12'

More nervy moments in the Iran defence as Bieranvand completely misjudges a ball in from the right and, again, is lucky there's cover to clear the ball from danger.

9'

Big mistake in the Iran defence as a harmless ball into the box is hooked out of his keeper's arms by Ezatolahi, and he's fortunate that Joao Mario shoots well over with Bieranvand out of his goal.

3'

It's taken Ronaldo just three minutes to have his first shot on goal, taking André Silva's pass and weaving between two players before shooting straight at Ali Beiranvand.

1'

We're underway here in Saransk, and unsurprisingly Iran have already set up to sit back and let Portugal have the ball in front of them.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Iran and Portugal has kicked off.



Photo Gallery for Iran -v- Portugal



Iran
Alireza Beiranvand
Goalkeeper
Ramin Rezaeian
Defender
Morteza Pouraliganji
Defender
Majid Hosseini
Defender
Ehsan Hajsafi
52Booked: 52'
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Defender
Mehdi Taremi
Midfielder
Alireza Jahanbakhsh
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Midfielder
Saeid Ezatolahi
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Midfielder
Omid Ebrahimi
Midfielder
Vahid Amiri
Midfielder
Sardar Azmoun
54Booked: 54'
Forward

Substitutes
Mehdi Torabi
Forward
Masoud Shojaei
Forward
Pejman Montazeri
Defender
Milad Mohammadi
56'
56Subbed On: 56'
Defender
Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri
Goalkeeper
Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh
Defender
Reza Ghoochannejhad
Forward
Saman Ghoddos
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Forward
Ashkan Dejagah
Forward
Karim Ansarifard
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
90Peno: 90'
Forward
Amir Abedzadeh
Goalkeeper
Portugal
Rui Patricio
Goalkeeper
Raphael Guerreiro
Defender
33Booked: 33'
José Fonte
Defender
Kepler de Lima Ferreira (Pepe)
Defender
Cédric Soares
Defender
90Booked: 90'
Joao Mário
Midfielder 84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
William Carvalho
Midfielder
Ricardo Quaresma
Midfielder
45Scored: 45'
64Booked: 64'
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Adrien Silva
Midfielder
Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward
53Peno Miss: 53'
83Booked: 83'
André Silva
Forward 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'

Substitutes
Anthony Lopes
Goalkeeper
Goncalo Guedes
Forward
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Bruno Fernandes
Midfield
Manuel Fernandes
Midfield
Rúben Dias
Defender
Bruno Alves
Defender
Gelson Martins
Midfield
Joao Moutinho
Midfield
84Subbed On: 84'
84'
Ricardo Pereira
Midfield
António Alberto Pimparel (Beto)
Goalkeeper
Mario Rui
Defender
Bernardo Silva
Midfield
69Subbed On: 69'
69'