Group A-B, who will progress to the knock-out stage?

Tanya Simon
June 26, 2018

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World Cup - Follow the Football match between Iran and Portugal live with Eurosport. About a minute after Aspas' goal, Iran tied things up with Portugal, meaning that when the final whistles sounded, Spain had won group B, while Portugal had come in second.

In Saransk, Ronaldo was at the heart of a series of VAR incidents.

Roldan gave the Saudis two spot-kicks in the game, the first for Ali Gabr's alleged tug on Al-Muwallad.

A draw will be enough to guarantee Portugal progress, though Iran can qualify for the second round for the first time if they can beat Portugal.

"Now we have to continue with this mindset of winning and wait for the next match", said Quaresma.

VAR tension dominates late games, while Uruguay ease through. We can't allow the opposition so many chances.

In the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup 2018, Argentina has faced a major set back as the team has failed miserably.

"You are playing in the biggest competition in the world and it seems like VAR is on trial and it is not right".

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Hosts Russia and Uruguay are already through with six points each, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia will fight for pride in their final fixture.

Ricardo Quaresma curled in a trademark trivela goal on the stroke of half-time at the Mordovia Arena, but Karim Ansarifard's late penalty dropped Portugal to second in Group B behind neighbours Spain. Seven points though would not make sure of first place.

There has also been concerns about it being used to help referees in situations like the one that led to Iran's penalty, where it gives them the benefit of slow-motion vision they don't have in real time.

"The outcome is very simple".

He said: "We have to face whoever we face". "But you can not start a game of this level with such a mistake - we gave up a goal". Pique, meanwhile, risked a red card with a two-footed lunge in the opening 10 minutes of the game that fortunately made no contact with Boutaib.

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in England's 6-1 rout over Panama while Senegal and Japan played out a thrilling 2-2 draw to stay joint-top of Group H. The last match of the day saw Poland exit the World Cup as Colombia recorded a stunning 3-0 win over them.

When he made his worldwide debut in 1996, Ramadan Sobhy, who came on a substitute, was not even born.

Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand is one of only a few people in this world that can say: "I've saved a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo".

The Saudis ended a dispiriting run of 12 World Cup matches without a win, recording their first victory at a finals since 1994 with a last-gasp victor from Salem al-Dawsari.

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