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Iran vs Portugal match build-up: Fifa World Cup 2018

Group NEWS Fifa World Cup 2018

Iran might be without Olympiakos defender Ehsan Hajsafi, who maintained thigh damage against Spain.

Milad Mohammadi, who plays his club football for Akhmat Grozny in Russia, is probably going to come in if Hajsafi is discounted.

Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho is uncertainty after missing several days of training through illness.

Raphael Guerreiro has recouped from minor leg injury however battled against Morocco and could be supplanted.

Outline
Iran were anticipated to complete rearward in this group in a few quarters. They could in any case wind up winning it.

Group Melli, positioned 37 on the planet, go into their last match with an opportunity to achieve the World Cup knockout stage without precedent for their history. Spain's opening match against Portugal may have been the session of the competition up until this point, yet this installation ought to have its own layers of interest.

A win is expected to ensure capability for Iran. In the event that they assert a win and Spain neglect to win, they would achieve the last 16 as game victors. For Portugal, an attract would be sufficient to experience.

As the country ranked fourth on the world, and ruling European champions, Portugal should begin as clear top picks.

In any case, Iran have a special case in their corner. Mentor Carlos Queiroz had two spells dealing with his local Portugal, including at the 2010 World Cup, where they made the last 16. In the event that Queiroz can use his inside learning, it might be an accomplishment he duplicates to the detriment of his previous bosses.

MATCH FACTS

Straight on
This is Iran and Portugal's second World Cup experience. In 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo's first World Cup goal, and one from Deco, earned Portugal a 2-0 win.

Iran

Iran have never won their last World Cup group arrange game (D1, L3), scoring three and yielding 10 in those matches.
Group Melli are winless against European resistance at the World Cup, losing six of their seven installations. 

Iran neglected to enroll a shot on focus against Spain without precedent for 14 World Cup recreations.

The thrashing to Spain was a first in 24 aggressive matches by and large.

Iran are intending to win two group games at the World Cup for the first time..
Amid his opportunity training Portugal, Iran boss Carlos Queiroz administered their greatest World Cup win , a 7-0 prevail upon North Korea in 2010. 

Portugal

Portugal have won three of their four World Cup games against Asian resistance, losing against have country South Korea in 2002.
Portugal's 1-0 prevail upon Morocco last time out was their first World Cup clean sheet in six endeavors, since a goalless attract with Brazil 2010.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his nation's last five goals at the World Cup. The last player to do as such for one country was Russia's Oleg Salenko in 1994, who scored six out of a column.

Ronaldo has effectively changed over every one of the four of his shots on focus at this World Cup.

Joao Moutinho could acquire a 113th top against Iran, surpassing Nani (112) to wind up Portugal's third-most topped player. Just Ronaldo (152) and Luis Figo (127) have more.

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