Portugal just get three points to make their team in first place at this moment. Spain need also win this game if want to stay keep in battle this group. If lost, the chances to move quarter final may be difficult. Iran last match win
Standing Group B :
- Portugal 4 points
- Iran 3 points
- Spain 1 points
- Morocco 0 points
Iran take on 2010 World Cup (WC) winners Spain at the Kazan Arena in their second Group B game of Russia 2018.
The Iranians got their WC campaign off to a dream start after beating Morocco 1-0 courtesy of a dramatic 95th-minute own goal. It was their first WC win in 20 years and only their second-ever victory in the history of the tournament after they beat the United States in 1998. Ahead of Wednesday’s fixtures, Iran sit alone atop Group B – two points clear of Portugal and Spain.
Spain head to Kazan off the back of a thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in Sochi in their first game under new boss Fernando Hierro. The Spanish squad put in an impressive display, but huge goalkeeping errors combined with a terrific performance by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo cost them dear. Spain’s unbeaten run now stands at a whopping 21 games in all competitions (W14, D7).
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This will be the first-ever meeting between these two countries. Spain thrashed South Korea 6-1 in their last encounter with a team from the Asian Football Confederation.
Players to watch: Rubin Kazan striker Sardar Azmoun, dubbed the ‘Iranian Messi’, was Iran’s top scorer in 2018 WC qualifying (four goals).
With a brace against Portugal, Diego Costa took his tally up to nine goals in 21 appearances for Spain.
Stat attack: Iran haven’t conceded more than two goals in any of their last 36 games in all competitions.
Spain are on a 21-game scoring run (3.04 goals on average) and they have kept a clean sheet in six of their last 11 matches.
None of Iran’s last nine games has ended in a draw (W7, L2).
Spain have broken the deadlock first in 14 of their past 15 games.
Spain have now gone 28 games without recording a goalless draw.
Referee: Cunha A. (Uru)
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan)