Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Iran vs Spain | 20 Jun 2018

Iran vs Spain | 20 Jun 2018

A second-half Diego Costa goal earned Spain a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Iran in World Cup Group B on Wednesday night at the Kazan Arena in Kazan.

His first game in charge saw Spain's World Cup opener end in a brilliant 3-3 draw with Portugal, though the scoreline perhaps did not tell the full story, as the European champions were helped by a rare David de Gea error and an exquisite late Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick.

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It was a frustrating outing for La Roja, who dominated possession but failed to breach the Iranian defence with the exception of Costa's fortunate score that came when an attempted clearance caromed off the knee of the Spanish striker and into goal.

Uruguay will start as the top dogs going into the match against Saudi Arabia, who were thumped 5-0 by hosts Russian Federation in the 2018 edition's curtain-raiser.

Goals: 0-1, min. 55: Diego Costa.

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England started the first half with a noticeable high-press that discomforted their Tunisian counterparts. "It's massive to get the win".

Heading into the tournament in Russia, Iran had previously only won a single game at a World Cup against the United States in 1998, however after a tight and testing 90 minutes against Morocco, Iran were gifted a late victor thanks to an own goal in additional time. "We want to score from the opening minute, even though that won't be easy". With one more match to go, it is unlikely Spanish coach Fernando Hierro will make changes to his squad from the last game.

Spain's countdown to the World Cup has been far from ideal, with the national federation sacking coach Julen Lopetegui sensationally just two days before they opened their campaign in Russia.

Spain have conceded 10 goals in their last four World Cup matches - as many as in their previous 15 World Cup matches combined.

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