Portugal held to 1-1 draw by Iran in dramatic fashion

Portugal held to 1-1 draw by Iran in dramatic fashion

Egypt was defeated by Russian Federation 3-1 in the second match. The theme continued in Group B's matches, with Iago Aspas and Karim Ansarifard both scoring the equalisers for Spain and Iran, respectively, after 90 minutes.

Portugal will face Uruguay, which took the top spot from Russian Federation in a 3-0 win earlier Monday.

"So the first conclusion I draw is that despite all these challenges, we emerged on top, so we need to look at the silver lining, think positive".

Ricardo Quaresma put Portugal ahead just before halftime with a lovely goal from outside the box before Ronaldo missed a chance to double their lead eight minutes into the second half when he missed a penalty awarded with the help of VAR.

Spain, who topped Group B, drew 2-2 with Morocco with a late equaliser that was referred to the video assistant referee and Iran held Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal to a 1-1 draw.

"Obviously we can improve and there are things that definitely need to be worked on".

"We learned that we can play at a very high level".

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Elimination for Spain would be its second straight group stage exit.

Portugal finished the game while progressing from the group stage. The previous holder of the record for Portugal was Cristiano Ronaldo (33 years, 135 days), when he scored the victor against Morocco.

Renard said in his press conference: "We were a bit upset when Pique was not booked when he used both feet, but maybe this is not the most important aspect.

"I understand, it's normal", he said.

"And now we need to be very demanding with ourselves and have very clearly in mind that if we concede so easily, it will be very hard for us to reach our ultimate goal".

"We know that Morocco are an excellent team, they reached the finals of a World Cup after not being here for many years". This meant all of Spain's first five goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored by Madrid-based players - Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid (three) and Nacho and Isco of Real Madrid (one apiece).

At about noon on Monday Portugal players had a quick walk around the hotel, but it is uncertain whether they will walk around the city as they did before other matches in Russian Federation.

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