Spain, Portugal qualify after dramatic games as Ronaldo misses penalty

Spain, Portugal qualify after dramatic games as Ronaldo misses penalty

Spain, Portugal qualify after dramatic games as Ronaldo misses penalty

Iran's Portuguese coach Queiroz said at his post-match press conference: "It was a football game that we honoured and we brought prestige to the World Cup.

Leaders France area already through but will want to beat Denmark on Tuesday to take top spot in style, although a draw would also keep them clear.

Today, have a go at selecting your World Cup Team of the Week and see how close you get to the official Soccer Laduma selection. If it's a draw then it will be decided by fair play as the teams are now level on goal difference and goals scored.

The Three Lions have joined the likes of Group G rivals Belgium, hosts Russian Federation and the impressive Croatia in the next round.

Iran fans camped outside the Portugal team's hotel in Saransk making loud noises ahead of their World Cup game.

Morocco was a little different as he reverted to the more traditional number nine he has evolved into.

Morocco went 2-1 up through Youssef En-Nesyri who headed in a corner but Iago Aspas equalised for Spain in the 90th minute after consultation with the VAR.

Iran on the other hand, will be out to snatch all three points as they now sit in 3rd spot in the group with 3 points after falling to Spain by a final score of 1-0 in their last outing. A win would take Serbia through and a draw could be enough if Switzerland lose by two.

That scenario is not lost on Iranian fans, who on the eve of the crucial match, caused a ruckus outside the hotel where Portugal players were trying to sleep, including superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

If Spain and Portugal both were to lose their final match, Iran would win the group and goal difference could decide who finishes second.

Ronaldo has fond memories against Iran, having scored against them from the penalty spot in the 2006 World Cup in Farnkfurt in what was his first goal in the greatest show on earth. Should there still be no victor, fair play points will be tallied.

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But the 25-year-old's journey to these finals in Russian Federation are much more of an achievement than tonight's spot-kick heroics.

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Australia, Denmark draw 1-1
Mile Jedinak scored from a penalty given after a VAR review as Australia came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Denmark . Denmark will be looking to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition with a victory over Australia .

Portugal finished second in the group and will face Group A champion Uruguay next on Saturday in Sochi.

Despite failing to impress in one-goal wins over Australia and Peru, hotly tipped France are guaranteed of a place in the round of 16.

Croatia will top the group if they beat or draw with Iceland. England and Belgium also have advanced with two victories.

Group D remains interesting.

Croatia have qualified and will be group winners with a point against Iceland.

What can happen? A win or draw against Serbia on Wednesday night sees Brazil through.

Portugal need at least a point from their final match against Iran to guarantee a place in the knockout round.

Nigeria will advance with a win over Argentina.

Earlier, Portugal coach Fernando Santos called Iran "the best Asian team" at the moment.

Group F suddenly looks a bit different after that late victor. If Brazil and Serbia draw, Switzerland might still advance if it loses by only one goal.

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