World Cup Group B, Saint Petersburg Stadium – Morocco 0 Iran 1 (Bouhaddouz OG 90+5′)

A bullet header from Aziz Bouhaddouz, in the wrong end, gave Iran a dramatic victory over Morocco in the 95th minute – and their first win at the World Cup since 1998.

Morocco dominated the majority of proceedings as expected and they had a great chance early on when there was some chaotic pinball in the box but somehow the ball stayed out.

However Iran were dangerous on the counter and Morocco keeper Munir Mohand Mohamedi had to be alert to make a smart double save to keep the score at 0-0.


Late on in second-half Iran’s Alireza Beiranvand got down well to tip away a fierce effort from Hakim Ziyech whilst there was an injury worry when Nordin Amrabat suffered a nasty head injury and had to be taken off.

Just as the game looked to be filtering out to a draw a corner was swung in and Bouhaddouz powered a header past his own goalkeeper to the delight of Iran fans and hand the nation only their second-ever win at the World Cup finals.

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