Iran bans public FIFA World Cup screenings

Iran bans public FIFA World Cup screenings

Iran bans public FIFA World Cup screenings

The response by fans of Iran didn't have to wait long to get a chance for some retaliation after their underdog heroes grabbed a last gasp victory over Morocco.

"What can happen once in a while is a group of people, when they are united, we can create super stories and super things. I want to apologize to the team, the fans and the 35 million people in Morocco", the Nador-native who now plays for Germany's FC Sankt Pauli told L'Equipe. Not to be done, Ronaldo retaliated with another tally, making the Portuguese captain the first player to score in four World Cups.

Bring on Portugal vs Spain.

Renard said: "We feel very lucky to be here and we have major teams to face".

Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz is consoled by teammates after he scored an own goal against Iran at the World Cup.

With Spain and Portugal drawing 3-3, Queiroz's side will head into their clash against La Roja on Wednesday top of the Group B table and with momentum as well as hope.

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"They should come out and apologise because this arrogant conduct against 23 boys is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary", 65-year-old Queiroz said.

It was the first Iranian victory at the World Cup in 20 years.

Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, women have not been allowed inside sporting venues.

After Iran opened the World Cup with a 1-0 win against Morocco yesterday, players called out Nike for cutting off the team's cleat supply.

"It was a tough match for me and for all of us". This was in sharp contrast to the scene witnessed at one of the main squares in Tehran where no women were seen in the crowd of fans cheering for their team.

Iran were missing the calming influence of suspended holding midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi as Morocco over-ran them in the centre of the park with the clever Mbark Boussoufa directing play as the African side frequently attacked in numbers. They were good in spells early in the game and had the bulk of possession - but were wasteful in the final third.

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