Monday, June 25, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 29-June 25th, 2018 (Day 12)


Team News:

- A large group of Iranian fans had gathered near the Portuguese Hotel and made noise to disrupt their sleep. Cristiano Ronaldo was seen at his window motioning to the fans to leave and let him sleep. (Source online)

- Vincent Kompany participated in Belgium’s training session.  (Source online)

- Sergio Aguero is set to be dropped from Argentina’s next match to be replaced by Gonzalo Higuain. Others to be dropped as well are Marcos Acuna and Enzo Perez. They will be replaced with Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega. (Source Vivaronews Online)

- Peru’s Jefferson Farfan will not play in their next match as he is still hospitalized following his head injury. (Source Reuters UK Online)

-Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary made history by becoming the oldest player in a World Cup (aged 45) as he played against Saudi Arabia. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-Colombia Manager Jose Pekerman dedicated his side’s victory over Poland to Carlos Sanchez, who has been receiving death threats following his sending off in their first match vs. Japan. (Source BBC Football online)

-Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz, with the entire Sweden squad and coaching staff behind him, stated that the online racial abuse he suffered has crossed a line. The abuse was reported to the police.. (Source BBC Football online)

-England’s Dele Alli took part in training today. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-South Korea’s Sung-yueng Ki has been injured and will not play in their next match against Germany. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Denmark Manager Aage Hareide who just weeks before had been dismissive of France played down those remarks by saying he was making comparison with France’s 1998 squad. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Egypt’s Abdallah Said was substituted against Saudi Arabia after an injury. He was replaced by Amr Warda. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Saudi Arabia will play for their third different goalkeeper in as many matches as Yasser El-Mosaileem is set to start. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Russia Manager Stanislva Cherchesov has made changes to his lineup. Igor Smolnikov will start in defense in place of Mario Fernandes. Fyodr Kudriachov replaces Yiri Zhirkov, while Alexei Miranchuk replaces Aleksandr Golovin. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Morocco Manager Herve Renard has already received offers from the National Teams of Egypt and Algeria. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-The Egyptian Federation released a statement denying the rumors that Mohamed Salah was to quit the Egyptian National Team . (Source Calciomercato online)

-A bar in Rio de Janeiro is to offer free drinks everytime Neymar dives in matches . (Source Calciomercato online)

-Diego Maradona has attacked Argentina Federation President Claudio Tapia, saying “he lacks personality….he thought Sampaoli could solve all the problems with computers, drones and 14 assistants but football is not this” . (Source Calciomercato online)

-Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera played in his 100th International Match for his Nation vs. Russia t the World Cup . (Source Reuters UK online)

-The two penalty kicks awarded in the Egypt-Saudi Arabia match tied the World Cup record for most penalties (18). The record was broken in the Iran-Portugal match as two more penalty kicks were alao awarded. (Source France Football)

-Nigeria Captain John Obi Mikel has called upon Croatia to field its strongest team possible in its match vs. Iceland in the interests of fairness for other Group members in the World Cup.  (Source online)

-Former Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron questioned Jorge Sampaoli’s decision to leave out Mauro Icardi from the Final squad given Argentina’s problems.  (Source online)

-Edinson Cavani became just the second player to score a goal in three separate World Cup tournaments for Uruguay (2010, 2014 and 2018) just like his teammate Luis Suarez. (Source BBC Football online)

-Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera became Uruguay's all-time leading appearance maker at the World Cup (14) overtaking former goalkeeper Ladislao Mazurkiewicz. (Source BBC Football online)

-Morocco captain Medhi Benatia had been dropped according to many due to his criticisms of assistant coach Mustapha Hadji. (Source BBC Football online)

-Spain’s Sergio Ramos made his 16th appearance for Spain at the World Cup, overtaking Xavi as their most capped outfield player in the World Cup. (Source BBC Football online)

-In the match vs. Iran, Cristiano Ronaldo was given a yellow card after a lengthy VAR review for striking Morteza Pouraliganji. Many felt he should have ben shown a red card. (Source BBC Football online)

-Peru Captain Paolo Guerrero has promised to give Australia Captain Mile Jedniak a hug before their match, as he was one of those who plead for his inclusion  in the World Cup after Guerrero had originally been banned. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Germany's Sebastian Rudy (having suffered a broken nose) is doubtful for their next match, but Mats Hummels has been decalred fit to play. (Source Dailuy Mail online)

-Croatia Manager Zlatko Dalic stated that for their last match in the Group vs. Iceland, he would not select the six players on a yellow card (the likes of Ante Rebic, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic). (Source Sport Bild online)

-Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichsteiner have avoided bans for the controversial ‘Eagle’ celebration vs. Serbia. (Source BBC Football online)

-At the conclusion of Spain-Morocco match, Morocco's Nordin Amrabat went to oen of the cameras and motioned the VAR signal and said "VAR is bul*&^%". This was in protest to Spain's last minute equalizer that was validated by VAR. (Source online)

-Iran were eliminated as Portugal and Spain advanced to the next round.

-Roberto Martinez could make up to ten changes for their next match vs. England due to injuries and playser on yellow cards. He said that changing every outfield player ‘could be an option’. (Source BBC Football online)

-The German Federation has disciplined Uli Voigt (Responsibel for Media relations) and Georg Behlau (in charge of Organization) from the team following the over-celebration incidents in the match vs. Sweden. The duo will not be doing their tasks inside the stadiums. (Source L’Equipe online)

- The Men of the Match for today:
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez (Russia 0-Uruguay 3)
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah (Egypt 1-Saudi Arabia 2)
Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal 1-Iran 1)
Spain’s Isco (Spain 2-Morocco 2)

2018 World Cup 2018 matches:

Monday, June 25, 2018:

Group A:

June 25, 2018 (Samara, Russia 0-Uruguay 3)
June 25, 2018 (Volgograd, Egypt 1-Saudi Arabia 2)


Saudi Arabia

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points

Date: June 25, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group A
Result: Russia 0-Uruguay 3
Venue: Samara – Samara Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 41,970
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Linesmen: Djibril Camara and El Hadji Samba (both Senegal), Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Russia): None
(Uruguay): Luis Suarez 10, Denis Cheryshev (own goal) 23, Edinson Cavani 90
Summary of goals:
0:1 (10th minute, Uruguay):  Luis Suarez scored with a low driven free kick.
0:2 (23th minute, Uruguay):  Diego Laxalt’s long range effort deflected off of Russia’s Denis Cheryshev before going in.
0:3 (90th minute, Uruguay):  A corner from the right side was headed by Rodrigo Bentancur. Akinfeev parried the effort but Cavani picked up the rebound.
1- Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev (Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
23- Igor Aleksandrovich Smolnikov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg)
3- Ilya Olegovich Kutepov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Spartak Moskva)
4- Sergey Nikolayevich Ignashevich (
Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
13- Fyodor Vasilyevich Kudryashov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Rubin Kazan)
8- Yuri Aleksandrovich Gazinskiy (
Futbol'nyj Klub Kuban Krasnodar) (7- Daler Adyamovich Kuzyaev (Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg) 46th)
11- Roman Sergeyevich Zobnin (Futbol'nyj Klub Spartak Moskva)
19- Aleksandr Sergeyevich Samedov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Spartak Moskva)
15- Aleksey Andreyevich Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow)
(10- Fyodor Mikhaylovich Smolov (Futbol'nyj Klub Kuban Krasnodar) 61st)
6- Denis Dmitriyevich Cheryshev  (Villarreal Club de Fútbol / Spain) (2- Mario Figueira Fernandes (Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva) 38th)
22- Artem Sergeyevich Dzyuba (Futbol'nyj Klub Arsenal Tula)

Coach: Stanislav Salamovich Cherchesov
Booked: Yuri Gazinski 9, Igor Smolnikov 27
Sent Off: Igor Smolnikov 36
Other Substitutes:
20- Vladimir Borisovich Gabulov (Club Brugge Koninklijke Vereniging / Belgium)
12- Andrey Yevgenyevich Lunev (
Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg)
14- Vladimir Vasilyevich Granat (Futbol'nyj Klub Rubin Kazan)
5- Andrey Sergeyevich Semenov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Akhmat Grozny)
17- Aleksandr Sergeyevich Golovin (Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
9- Alan Yelizbarovich Dzagoev (
Futbol'nyj Klub CSKA (Central'nyy Sportivnyy Klub Armii) Moskva)
21- Aleksandr Yuryevich Erokhin (
Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg)
18- Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov (
Futbol'nyj Klub Zenit Sankt-Peterburg)
16- Anton Andreyevich Miranchuk (
Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva)

Team Captain: Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

1- Nestor Fernando Muslera Micol (Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
22- Jose Martín Cáceres Silva
(Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy)
3- Diego Roberto Godín Leal
(Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
19- Sebastián Coates Nion
(Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa / Portugal)
8- Nahitan Michel Nández Acosta
(Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires / Argentina) (7- Cristian Gabriel Rodríguez Barotti (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo) 73rd)
14- Lucas Sebastian Torreira Di Pascua (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova / Italy)
15- Matías Vecino Falero
(Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy)
6- Rodrigo Betancur Colman
(Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy) (10- Giorgian Daniel de Arrascaeta Benedetti (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte / Brazil) 62nd)
17- Diego Sebastian Laxalt Suarez (Genoa 1893-Genova / Italy)
9- Luis Alberto Suárez Diaz (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)
21- Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez (Paris Saint-Germain Football Club / France) (18- Maximiliano ‘Maxi’ Gómez Gonzalez (Real Club Celta de Vigo / Spain) 90+2nd)

Coach: Óscar Washington Tabárez Silva
Booked : Rodrigo Betancur 59
Other Substitutes:
23- Martín Andres Silva Leites (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro / Brazil)  
12- Martín Nicolas Campana Delgado
(Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda / Argentina)
2- José María Giménez de Vargas (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
16- Victorio Maximiliano Pereira Paez
(Futebol Clube do Porto / Portugal)     
13- Gastón Alexis Silva Perdomo
(Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda / Argentina)
4- Guillermo Varela Olivera (Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo)
5- Carlos Andres Sánchez Arosa (Club de Fútbol Monterrey, Atletico Club -Rayados) / Mexico)
20- Jonathan Matias Urretaviscaya da Luz (Club de Fútbol Monterrey, Atletico Club -Rayados) / Mexico)
11- Christian Ricardo Stuani Curbelo
(Girona Fútbol Club / Spain)

Team Captain: Diego Roberto Godín Leal
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Puma
Uniform Colors: Sky Blue Shirts, Black Shorts, Sky Blue Socks

Man of the Match: Luis Suarez (Uruguay)

Date: June 25, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group A
Result: Egypt 1-Saudi Arabia 2
Venue: Volgograd – Volgograd Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 36,823
Referee: Wilmar Roldan (Colombia)
Linesmen: Alexander Guzman and Cristian De La Cruz (both Colombia), Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Egypt): Mohamed Salah 23
(Saudi Arabia): Salman Al Faraj 45+ pen, Salem Al Dawsari 90+3
Summary of goals:
1:0 (23rd minute, Egypt):  A long ball was sent into the path Salah who lobbed over the advancing goalkeeper.
1:1 (45+ minute, Saudi Arabia):  Saudi Arabia were awarded a penalty kick after Egypt’s Ali Gabr pulled down Al Muwallad in the box. Salman Al Faraj scored from the ensuing penalty kick. (VAR review was used for the decision).
1:2 (90+3 minute, Saudi Arabia):  Salem Al Dawsari scored with am low shot from across the box.
1- Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun Football Club-Buraidah / Saudi Arabia)
7- Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
6- Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
2- Aly Gabr (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
13- Mohamed Abdelshafy (Al Fateh Sports Club-Al-Hasa / Saudi Arabia)
8- Tarek Hamed (Zamalek Sporting Club-Meet Okba, Giza)
17- Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal Football Club-London / England)
19- Abdalla El-Said
(KuPS (Kuopion Palloseura)- Kuopio / Finland) (22- Amr Warda (Atromitis Asteras Chalandri Athina / Greece) 45+7)
21- Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' (Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü / Turkey) (11- Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim 'Kahraba' (Al Ittihad Football Club-Jeddah / Saudi Arabia) 81st)
10- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool Football Club / England)
9- Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo) (14- Ramdan Sobhy (Stoke City Football Club / England) 64th)

Coach: Héctor Raul Cúper (Argentina)
Booked: Ali Gabr 50, Ahmad Fathi 85
Other Substitutes:
23- Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
16- Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
20- Saad Samir (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
12- Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly Sporting Club-Cairo)
15- Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek Sporting Club-Meet Okba, Giza)
3- Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
5- Sam Moursy (Wigan Athletic Football Club / England)
18- Mahmoud Abdel Razek 'Shikabala' (Al Raed Saudi Football Club-Buraidah / Saudi Arabia)
4- Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC-Los Angeles, California / USA)

Team Captain: Essam El-Hadary
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks

Saudi Arabia:
21- Yasser Al-Mosailem (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
6- Mohammed Al-Burayk (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
3- Osama Hawsawi (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
23- Motaz Hawsawi (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
13- Yasir Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
14- Abdullah Ateef (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
16- Hussein Al-Moghawi (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
7- Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
18- Salem Al-Dawsari
(Villarreal Club de Fútbol / Spain)  
9- Hattan Bahbir (Al-Shabab Football Club-Riyadh) (20- Muhannad Asiri (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah) 65th)
19- Fahad Al-Muwallad (Levante Unión Deportiva / Spain) (8- Yahya Al-Shehri (Club Deportivo Leganés / Spain) 79th)

Coach: Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja (Spain/Argentina)
Other Substitutes:
22- Mohammed Al-Owais (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
1- Abdullah Al-Muaiouf (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
2- Mansour Al-Harbi (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
5- Omar Othman Hawsawi (Al-Nasr Football Club-Riyadh)
4- Ali Al-Boleahi (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
15- Abdullah Al-Khaibari (Al-Shabab Football Club-Riyadh)
11- Abdulmalek Al-Khaibari (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
17- Taisir Al-Jassim (Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club-Jeddah)
12- Mohamed Kanu (Al-Hilali Saudi Football Club-Riyadh)
10- Mohamed Al-Sahlawy (Al-Nasr Football Club-Riyadh)

Team Captain: Osama Hawsawi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, Green Shorts, Green Socks

Note: Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary saved a penalty kick taken by Fahad Al Muwallad in the 41st minute.

Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Group B:

June 25, 2018 (Saransk, Portugal 1-Iran 1)
June 25, 2018 (Kaliningrad, Spain 2-Morocco 2)



P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points

Date: June 25, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group B
Result: Portugal 0-Iran 0
Venue: Saransk – Mordovia Arena, Russia         
Attendance: 41,685
Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay)
Linesmen: Eduardo Cardozo and Juan Zorrilla (both Paraguay), Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Portugal): Ricardo Quaresma 45
(Iran): Karim Ansarifard 90
Summary of goals:
1:0 (45th minute, Portugal):  After a on-two with Adrien Silva, Ricardo Quaresma curled a a right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area into the far top corner.
1:1 (90+ minute, Iran):  Iran were awarded a penalty kick after Iran’s Sardar Azmoun’s header struck the arm of Cedric Soares in the box. Karim Ansarifard scored from the ensuing penalty kick. (VAR review was used for the decision).
1- Rui Pedro dos Santos Patrício (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
21- Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares (Southampton Football Club / England)
3- Pepe
Laveran de Lima Ferreira (Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey)
6- José
Miguel da Rocha Fonte (Dalian Yifang Football Club / China)
5- Raphael
Adelino José Guerreiro (Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund 1909 e.V. / Germany)
20- Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo
(Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey) (11- Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England) 70th)
23- Adrien Sébastien Perruchet da Silva (Leicester City Football Club / England)
14- William Silva de Carvalho
(Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
10- João Mário Naval da Costa Eduardo  (West Ham United Football Club-London / England) (8- João Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) 84th)
9- André Miguel Valente da Silva (AC (Associazione Calcio) Milan / Italy) (17- Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain) 90+6th)
7- Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)

Coach: Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos
Booked: Raphael Guerreiro 33, Ricardo Quaresma 64, Cristiano Ronaldo 83, Cedric Soares 90
Other Substitutes:
12- Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais / France)
António Alberto Bastos Pimparel, Beto (Göztepe Spor Hizmetleri ve Ticaret Anonim Þirketi-Ýzmir / Turkey)
2- Bruno Eduardo Regufe Alves (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow / Scotland)
19- Mário Rui Silva Duarte (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)
15- Ricardo
Domingos Barbosa Pereira (Futebol Clube do Porto)
13- Rúben
dos Santos Gato Alves Dias (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
16- Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
4- Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes (
Futbolnyi Klub Lokomotiv Moskva / Russia)
18- Gelson Dany Batalha Martins (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)

Team Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Green Socks

1- Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis Football Club-Tehran)
23- Ramin Rezaeian (Koninklijke Voetbalclub Oostende / Belgium)
19- Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
8- Morteza Pouraliganji (Al Saad Sports Club-Doha / Qatar)
3- Ehsan Haji Safi (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas / Greece)   (5- Milad Mohammadi (Futbol'nyj Klub Akhmat Grozny / Russia) 56th)
18- Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) - Alkmaar / Holland) (14- Saman Ghoddos (Östersunds Fotbollsklubb / Sweden) 70th)
9- Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
6- Saeid Ezatolahi (Futbol'nyj Klub Amkar Perm / Russia) (10- Karim Ansarifard (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas / Greece) 76th)
11- Vahid Amiri (Persepolis Football Club-Tehran)
17- Mehdi Taremi (Al-Gharafa Sports Club-Al Rayyan / Qatar)
20- Sardar Azmoun
(Futbol'nyj Klub Rubin Kazan / Russia)        

Coach: Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz (Portugal)
Booked : Ehsan Haji Safi 52, Sardar Azmoun 54
Other Substitutes:
12- Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan Isfahan Football Club-Fuladshahr)
22-Amir Abedzadeh
(Clube Sport Marítimo-Funchal / Portugal)
15- Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
4- Roozbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal Football Club-Tehran)
13- Mohammad Khanzadeh (Padideh Football Club-Mashhad)
7- Masoud Shojaei (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina / Greece)  
2- Mehdi Torabi (Saipa Football Club-Karaj)
21- Ashkan Dejageh (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
16- Reza Ghoochannejhad
(Sportclub Heerenveen / Holland)

Team Captain: Ehsan Haji Safi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Note: Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand saved a penalty kick taken by Cristiano Ronaldo awarded after Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi had fouled Cristiano Ronaldo in the box. (VAR was used to award this kick)

Man of the Match: Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal)

Date: June 25, 2018
Competition: 2018 FIFA World Cup-Group B
Result: Spain 2-Morocco 2
Venue: Kaliningrad - Kaliningrad Stadium, Russia         
Attendance: 33,973
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Linesmen: Abdukhamidullo Rasulov and Jakhongir Saidov (both Uzbekistan), Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (United Arab Emirates, fourth official)
Kick-off time:
(Spain): Isco 19, Iago Aspas 90+1
(Morocco): Khalid Boutaib 14, Youssef En-Nesyri 81
Summary of goals:
0:1 (14th minute, Morocco):  A mix-up between Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos allowed Khalid Boutaib to go through and score.
1:1 (19th minute, Spain):  A cross from the left side by Iniesta was struck in by Isco.
1:2 (81st minute, Morocco):  A corner from the right side taken by Faycal Fajr was headed in by Youssef En-Nesyri.
2:2 (90+1st minute, Spain):  A cross from the right side from Dani Carvajal was backheeled in by Iago Aspas. The Referee at first disallowed the goal before validating it.
1- David De Gea Quintana (Manchester United Football Club / England)
2- Daniel Dani Carvajal Ramos (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
Gerard Piqué Bernabéu (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
15- ‘Sergio Ramos’ Garcia (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
18- Jordi Alba Ramos (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
10- Thiago Alcantara do Nacimento (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / Germany) (20- Marco Asensio Willemsen (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) 74th)
5- Sergio ‘Sergi’ Busquets Burgos (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
Andres Iniesta Luján (Fútbol Club Barcelona)
21- David Josué Jiménez Silva (Manchester City Football Club / England) (9- Rodrigo Moreno Machado (Valencia Club de Fútbol) 84th)
19- Diego da Silva Costa (Club Atlético de Madrid) (17- Iago Aspas Juncal (Real Club Celta de Vigo) 74th)
22- Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez, Isco (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

Coach:  Fernando Ruiz Hierro
Other Substitutes:
23- Jose Manuel Reina Paez ‘Pepe’ ‘Reina’ (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy)
13- Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta (Athletic Club de Bilbao)  
12- Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus (Real Sociedad de Fútbol-San Sebastian)
4- Jose Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, Nacho (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)
14- César Azpilicueta Tanco (Chelsea Football Club-London / England)
Ignacio Nacho Monreal Eraso (Arsenal Football Club-London / England)
7- Saúl Ñíguez Esclapez (Club Atlético de Madrid)
Jorge Resureccion Merodio, Koke  (Club Atlético de Madrid)
11- Lucas Vázquez Iglesias (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol)

Team Captain: ‘Sergio Ramos’ Garcia
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Blue Shorts, Black Socks

12- Munir El Kajoui (Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria / Spain)
17- Nabil Dirar
(Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü –Istanbul / Turkey)
6- Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club / England)
4- Manuel Da Costa
(İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü / Turkey)
2- Achraf Hakimi
(Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
16- Nordin Amrabat (Club Deportivo Leganés / Spain)
8- Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland)
10- Younes Belhanda
(Galatasaray Spor Kulübü–Istanbul / Turkey) (11- Fayçal Fajr (Getafe Club de Fútbol / Spain) 63rd)
14- Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira Sports and Culture Club–Abu Dhabi / United Arab Emirates)
7- Hakim Ziyech (AFC (Amsterdamse Football Club) Ajax / Holland) (20- Aziz Bouhaddouz (Fußball -Club Sankt-Pauli 1910 e.V.-Hamburg / Germany) 85th)
13- Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor Kulübü / Turkey) (19- Youssef En Nesyri (Málaga Club de Fútbol / Spain) 72nd)

Coach: Hervé Renard (France)
Booked : Karim El Ahmadi 22, Nourdin Amrabat 29, Manuel Da Costa 31, Mbark Boussoufa 31, Munir El Kajoui 88, Achraf Hakimi 90+4
Other Substitutes:
1- Bono (Girona Fútbol Club / Spain)
22- Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (IRT (Ittihad Riadi Tanger) -Tangier)
5- Mehdi Benatia (Juventus Football Club-Torino / Italy)
3- Hamza Mendyl
(Lille Olympique Sporting Club- Lille Métropole / France)
15- Youssef Ait Bennasser (Stade Malherbe Caen Calvados Basse-Normandie / France)
21- Sofian Amrabat
(Feyenoord Rotterdam / Holland)
18- Amine Harit
(Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen / Germany)   
9- Ayoub El Kaabi (RSB (Renaissane Sportive de Berkane)- Berkane)
23- Mehdi Carcela (
Royal Standard de Liege / Belgium)

Team Captain: Mbarek Boussoufa
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Man of the Match: Isco (Spain)

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