Spain vs. Iran final score, recap

Spain vs. Iran final score, recap

A fortuitous Diego Costa goal helped Spain overcome a dogged Iran to secure a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B clash in Kazan. But Iran could still go through depending on the results of the final group matches. He has scored three goals in two matches, but he can do even better. The Iranians were awarded a freekick which they fail to goal in on!

Just before the hour mark, the entire Iranian bench poured onto the pitch when Saeid Ezatolahi fired an equaliser for Iran.

That goal is one step closer thanks to Costa's intervention, but Spain need to add more strings to their bow and be more malleable in the face of their opponent after being slow to adapt against Iran.

Iran has the ball in the back of the net! This, despite the fact Iran often tried to crowd him out.

That near-miss was brought into sharp focus less than 60 seconds later when Costa picked up Andres Iniesta's pass inside the area and saw Rezaeian's attempted clearance ricochet off his leg and past the helpless Beiranvand. Spain simply could not move the ball quickly enough to get around the back or between the men, and as such created very little. He was always alert and in-tune with what was needed. It goes to show he is capable of turning the screw on the grandest stage. The teams played to a draw in what was likely the best group-round game we'll see in the tournament. "You can't just say that because it's your national team playing".

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Well-organised and regularly got behind the ball. But Iran block his effort.

Lucas Vazquez, also at Real, comes in on the right side of midfield in place of Atletico Madrid's Koke to join Isco and David Silva in support of striker Diego Costa, who scored twice against Portugal. The Los Blancos skipper's shot led to a goalmouth scramble in the box.

Iran: Beiranvand; Ramil, Hosseini, Pouraliganji, Haji Safi; Karim, Omid, Ezatolahi, Amiri; Mehdi; Sarhar.

"We were not lying yesterday when we said in the press conference Iran is a tough team", said Spain coach Fernando Hierro, who replaced the sacked Julen Lopetegui only two days before their opening match against Portugal.

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