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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Spain beat Iran 1-0 in exciting encounter


Jun 21, 2018

Kathmandu, June 21: Spain defeated Iran 1-0 late on Wednesday night in an exciting encounter of group B in the FIFA World Cup in Russia. The only goal for the match was by Striker Diego Costa and Spain gave the first win of the 21st edition of the World Cup. Iran played defensively in this match played in Kazan Arena, and despite their superior control over the Spanish ball, their forward players did not give much space in their box. Spenne was given the free-float on the left flank outside the box in the ninth minute. Got kick Midfielder David Silva gave the best cross, but no player in the box could reach the ball. Spain, who won the 2010 FIFA World title, continued its natural game. In the 25th minute, the team got a chance to score a free-kick from 30 yards outside the box, but Iran’s goalkeeper Ali Berevand easily stopped Silva’s shot. In the 30th minute of the match, Spain scored one in Iran’s box Again stirred up again Silva tried to score the first goal by putting a bicycle kick from the distance of six yards but he hit the ball over the goalpost.
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Iran got the first corner of the match in the 36th minute. However, they failed to penetrate Spain’s defense. Spani continued her strong performance in the second half also. In the 50th minute of the match, midfielder Sergio Bucquets made a strong shot from outside the box, but Berevand jumped off to his left and made a great defense. Four minutes later, Spain’s most experienced player Andres Iniesta passed the striker Costa inside the box, putting the ball in the goal and giving the team a 1-0 lead. Iran got free-kick in the 61st minute about 30 yards from the goalpost. The Iranian player gave the best cross inside the box and Saeed Ejatolla managed to put the ball in the goal.

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