Spain survive "heart attack" game against feisty Iran

Cristiano Ronaldo Sees A Crying Young Fan, Gets Off The Team Bus For A Sweet Hug

"It's so hard to play against a team that only wants to close you down, but these are the types of games that win you a World Cup", said defender Dani Carvajal after Diego Costa's rebounded goal took them level with Portugal on top of Group B.

Morocco will have the chance to restore some pride by claiming a result from their final Group B game against Spain and will then head home disappointed not to have had more to show for two good displays in Russian Federation, while Portugal took a huge step towards the last 16.

Ronaldo, with his fourth goal of the tournament, is now the most prolific European goal scorer at worldwide level.

Spain earned its first win at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, narrowly beating Iran 1-0 on a fortunate goal from Diego Costa. There's no doubt Spain play wonderful, stylish football but I thought we deserved more for the way we played.

"Other teams (among the favourites) did not win or even lost. We have no option but to secure all three points against Morocco".




Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday's pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing.

Hierro said danger loomed next Monday against Morocco in Kaliningrad, with Iran, on three points, still in the mix.

The tiebreak criteria will see the following taken into account should two teams finish level on points: goal difference, goals scored, head-to-head record, difference in goals between the tied teams, goals scored in the head-to-head matches, fair play ranking and then the drawing of lots.

The 24-year-old was supporting her partner and father of her two children as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 to go top of Group B. We knew Morocco would be giving their all. It wasn't the most compelling performance from Uruguay, which struggled in the attack yet again, but you can't argue with back-to-back clean sheets and two wins to start the tournament. But as long as Portugal have Ronaldo, they'll feel good about their chances.

FC's Shaka Hislop says we're seeing a different Cristiano Ronaldo with Portugal, a player who is becoming the leader his country need.

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