Portugal reach to knockout phases

Iran needed a victory against Portugal to remain the knockout phases for the first time in their history. However they were not lucky!

Isfahan (IMNA) - Portugal dominated much of the match vs Iran and won the game with a trouble end before going to the second round of the Russia World Cup 2018 with a 1-1 draw. Iran needed a victory against Portugal, to remain the knockout phases for the first time in their history. However they were not lucky! Ansarifard scored a goal with a strong shot into the roof of the net which was a surprise equalizer;  it was not enough for Iran to remain in the world cup.
 

Iran was well organized at the back and defended in a perfect way. But there was not enough players going forward to trouble the Portuguese. They had big chances during the match to score a goal but they missed many of them. However, they did their best to win. Portugal will next play with Uruguay on Saturday in the round of 16 at 2 p.m. ET.

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