Iran v Spain, 20 June 2018

Score1-0 to Spain
RefereeAndrés Cunha
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group B
VenueKazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance42,718
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Iran v Spain was Match 20 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Andres Cunha (Uruguay) Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Taran (Uruguay) Assistant Referee 2: Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay) Fourth Official: Julio Bascunan (Chile) Reserve AR: Christian Schiemann (Chile) VAR: Mauro Vigliano (Argentina) Spain were now unbeaten in their last 22 games (won 15); the longest current such run in international football. Diego Costa became the first player to score in Spain's first two games at a World Cup finals since Fernando Torres in 2006. Iran had now lost six and drawn one of their seven games against European nations at the World Cup finals (scored one goal). They would now have to beat Portugal in their final group game to qualify for the round of 16. There had not now been a goalless draw in the first 20 games of a World Cup finals for the first time since 1954 when all 26 games had at least one goal each.

0  Iran

Manager: Carlos Queiroz

1  Spain

Manager: Fernando Hierro

Goals:

Goals:

Diego Costa 54 G

Starting lineup:

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

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Daniel Carvajal
Defender Gerard Piqué
Defender Sergio Ramos (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba
Midfielder Sergio Busquets
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Andres Iniesta
Midfielder Lucas Vázquez
Midfielder/Forward Isco
Forward Diego Costa

Substitutions:

Milad Mohammadi for Ehsan Haj Safi 69
Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Karim Ansarifard 75
Saman Ghoddos for Vahid Amiri 86

Substitutions:

Koke for Andres Iniesta 71
Marco Asensio for Lucas Vázquez 79
Rodrigo Moreno for Diego Costa 89

Cards:

Vahid Amiri 79 Y
Omid Ebrahimi 90 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

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

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender Nacho
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Odriozola
Defender/Midfielder Saúl Ñiguez
Midfielder Marco Asensio
Midfielder Koke
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Forward Iago Aspas