Iran v Portugal, 25 June 2018

Score1-1
RefereeEnrique Caceres
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group B
VenueMordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance41,685
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Iran v Portugal was Match 35 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Cardozo (Paraguay) Assistant Referee 2: Juan Zorrilla (Paraguay) Fourth Official: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria) Reserve AR: Anouar Hmila (Tunisia) VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (Italy) Finishing as runners-up to Spain, Portugal had now progressed from the group stage of the World Cup finals for the fourth time; also in 1966, 2006 and 2010. Iran had now been eliminated at the group stage at all five of their appearances at the World Cup finals (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 and 2018). Portugal had yet to lose a game at the World Cup finals when they had scored the first goal (won 13 and drawn three). Cristiano Ronaldo's 53rd minute penalty was saved. It was the 19th penalty to be awarded at this World Cup finals; more than in any other tournament in the competition's history. At 34 years and 272 days, Ricardo Quaresma became the oldest player to score on his first start in the World Cup finals since Yahya Golmohammadi for Iran against Mexico in 2006 (35 years and 84 days).

1  Iran

Manager: Carlos Queiroz

1  Portugal

Manager: Fernando Santos

Goals:

Karim Ansarifard penalty 90 P

Goals:

Ricardo Quaresma 45 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand
Defender Majid Hosseini
Defender Ramin Rezaeian
Midfielder Omid Ebrahimi
Midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi
Midfielder Ehsan Haj Safi (captain)
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder/Forward Vahid Amiri
Forward Sardar Azmoun
Forward Mehdi Taremi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender José Fonte
Defender/Centre back Pepe
Midfielder Adrien Silva
Midfielder João Mário
Midfielder William Carvalho
Midfielder/Forward Ricardo Quaresma
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)
Forward André Silva

Substitutions:

Milad Mohammadi for Ehsan Haj Safi 56
Saman Ghoddos for Alireza Jahanbakhsh 70
Karim Ansarifard for Saeid Ezatolahi 76

Substitutions:

Bernardo Silva for Ricardo Quaresma 70
João Moutinho for João Mário 84
Gonçalo Guedes for André Silva 90

Cards:

Ehsan Haj Safi 52 Y
Sardar Azmoun 54 Y

Cards:

Raphaël Guerreiro 33 Y
Ricardo Quaresma 64 Y
Cristiano Ronaldo 83 Y
Cédric Soares 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Amir Abedzadeh
Goalkeeper Rashid Mazaheri
Defender Milad Mohammadi
Defender Pejman Montazeri
Defender/Midfielder Mehdi Torabi
Midfielder Masoud Shojaei
Midfielder/Forward Karim Ansarifard
Midfielder/Forward Ashkan Dejagah
Midfielder/Forward Saman Ghoddos

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Beto
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes
Defender Bruno Alves
Defender Mário Rui
Defender Rúben Dias
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Pereira
Midfielder Bernardo Silva
Midfielder Bruno Fernandes
Midfielder Manuel Fernandes
Midfielder João Moutinho