2018 world Cup: Portugal narrowly escaped relegation from the tournament

Portugal national team in the match with Iran was a few inches from a sensational defeat and early exit from the world Cup.

Initially all went according to plan for Ronaldo and company – Iran is practically not attacked, and in the 45th minute, Quaresma amazing blow swedol cut the ball into the far corner of the goal.

In the 53rd minute Ronaldo could remove all questions on the winner of the match, but was unable to convert his penalty. This failure almost led to catastrophic consequences.

Iran, despite minimal activity in front of goal, in stoppage time, out of the blue earned a penalty. Ansarifard powerful shot into the top corner equalized. Now Iran from getting into the playoffs was separated by one goal. And the team of Carlos karusha almost made a miracle – Taremi was an incredible chance, but the forward of “al-Garafa” from several meters sent the ball into the inner part of the grid.

Portugal in the end of the match missed a win in group B. In the 1/8 finals the team of Fernando Santos will battle with Uruguay.Iran — Portugal 1:1
Goals: Ansarifard, 90+3 (penalty) — Quaresma, 45

Iran: Barwand — Hajsafi (Mohammadi, 56), Murliganj, Rezaeian, Hosseini — Asadollahi (Ansarifard, 76), Amiri, Ebrahimi, Jahanbakhsh (Hodos, 70) — Taremi, Azmoun.

Portugal: Rui Patrício — Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro Carvalho, Adrien — Quaresma (B. Silva, 70), João Mário (Moutinho, 84) — Andre Silva (Gades, 90+6), Ronaldo

Warning: Hajsafi, Azmoun — Guerreiro, Quaresma, Ronaldo, Cedric.

Standings: Spain 5, Portugal – 5, Iran – 4 Morocco – 1.