Iranian eyes on 'Universe Cup', Football News & Top Stories

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An own-goal in the fifth minute of injury time gifted Iran a 1-0 victory over Morocco on Friday at the World Cup.

"What can happen once in a while is a group of people, when they are united, we can create super stories and super things". "All these situations we've been facing, we have been using as an opportunity to develop and an inspiration to make our players stronger and full of will". Morocco will be appearing in their first world cup since 1998.

Morocco and Iran played another game where both teams were defensively compact and hard to break despite that the game was pretty entertaining.

In the two team's first encounter on the World Cup stage, the Atlas Lions enjoyed a comfortable start, dominating the pitch and controlling the tempo, while Iranian goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand impressed spectators with his heroic saves amid scramble.

It was only Iran's second World Cup victory in the country's history and means Queiroz's side head into their clash against La Roja on Wednesday with momentum and hope.

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Iran had not tasted a win at a World Cup since France 98 but secured a 1-0 success in St Petersburg courtesy of Bouhaddouz's mistake.

Iranian women, who have been banned from soccer stadiums in the Islamic Republic since 1980, have taken their protest to the globe's biggest sporting event: the World Cup, NDTV reports.

The Iranian player Reza Ghoochannejhad supported Aziz Bouhaddouz on Twitter: "I do not know you personally but in life, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose". We have been giving a lot of thought to the Iran team and I think we have reached the right level in our preparations.

Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show as his hat-trick helped Portugal earn a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain.

The 49-year-old also denied that Spain losing coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament had made it easier for the other teams in the group. Ronaldo saved his best for last as he scored a thundering free kick at the death to end Spain's 20-game winning streak.

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