Bouhaddouz in dubious list of 'selfie' goal scorers

  • Bouhaddouz in dubious list of 'selfie' goal scorers

Bouhaddouz in dubious list of 'selfie' goal scorers

Wasteful finishing looked to have consigned this compelling contest at the Saint Petersburg Stadium to a goalless draw but Bouhaddouz's mistake in injury-time means Iran emerge as the early challengers to Spain and Portugal in Group B.

You have to go as far back as 1998 against US for the last time they tasted victory in the World Cup finals.

Egypt next play Russian Federation in St Petersburg on Tuesday, giving Salah four more days to work on his fitness while Uruguay take on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in Rostov.

Morocco's midfielder Amine Harit (L) and Morocco's midfielder Hakim Ziyech take part in a training session at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 14, 2018, ahead of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football game Iran vs Morocco.

Iran players celebrate their side's match-winner, an own goal scored by Aziz Bouhaddouz of Morocco.

"We have no pitches, no [training] camps, sanctions", Queiroz said in a message to Federation Internationale de Football Association.

A late own goal by substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz broke Moroccan hearts in St Petersburg and sent Iran into raptures as they celebrated their second win at a World Cup with unrestrained joy. Queiroz hasn't just forged a defensively robust team that is proving very hard to break down - it had nine clean sheets in 10 games in qualifying. "I think it's my duty to say, 'Let my boys play football". Not to be done, Ronaldo retaliated with another tally, making the Portuguese captain the first player to score in four World Cups. They're not against anybody'.

The result marks Iran's second ever World Cup victory after a 2-1 win over the United States in France during the 1998 tournament.

The Pharaohs performed admirably in their first World Cup match in almost 30 years, especially considering that their star player, Mohamed Salah, failed to enter the game.

The Moroccan attacker, who called himself an "idiot" after scoring the own-goal that won the game for Iran, can find comfort in the reassuring messages of the Iranian national team.

"If the game against Morocco was the World Cup final for us", Queiroz said, "the game against Spain will be the Universe Cup final".