Iran need to score their own goals against Spain, Portugal

Carlos Queiroz gives a press conference

Carlos Queiroz gives a press conference

He has long complained about Iran's lack of global exposure and the country's problems — mainly for political reasons — with arranging matches against other countries.

"It was ridiculous and unnecessary to produce this statement against a couple of young players". It was also the first World Cup win by an Asian country in eight years - since Japan beat Denmark at the 2010 World Cup.

Iran will play Spain on Wednesday while Morocco will be facing Portugal.

In injury time own goal scored by Azis Bouhaddouz.

The team have won one match at a World Cup in five appearances and have never got past the group stages. The case could be officially reported to Federation Internationale de Football Association by Iran but a situation that seemed like it could cause a problem for the team has somehow now become a source of ridicule for the United States behemoth.

The scoreboard inside St. Petersburg Stadium read "MOROCCO 0, IRAN 1", a attractive sight for the thousands of Iranians - women, as well as men - who flocked to Russian Federation to see their team win a World Cup match for only the second time in the nation's history.

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For the majority of the match, Iran showed their determinaton and doggedness against a Moroccan side which was clearly superior in technical play.

Iran's soccer federation threatened legal action, saying it inflicted "serious damage" to the team's World Cup preparations, then saw Kosovo — the supposed replacement for Greece — also pull out.

Spain will face Iran on June 20 in Kazan in Group B of the 2018 World Cup.

"We concede they are favourites, but we don't tolerate anybody telling us we are not capable to win".

"We are here to compete with the favourites and in the end we hope that the gods of football speak higher and they make the decisions". This was in sharp contrast to the scene witnessed at one of the main squares in Tehran where no women were seen in the crowd of fans cheering for their team. "For sure, I will give my best in the next games".

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