Ricardo Quaresma’s beautiful first-half strike is canceled out by a VAR penalty from Karim Ansarifard – but it is not enough for Iran as Portugal progress from Group B to the knockout rounds.
SARANSK, RUSSIA – JUNE 25: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Iran and Portugal at Mordovia Arena on June 25, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)
The substitute’s late goal is enough to consign Fernando Santos’ men to second however as Spain tie 2-2 with Morocco – meaning Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed a penalty, will face off against Uruguay in the round of 16. Full-time in Saransk at the end of a frantic game; Iran 1-1 Portugal.