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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to receiving a yellow card. Photograph: Getty Images

Iran 1 Portugal 1 A late penalty earned a draw for Iran against Portugal in a bad-tempered group decider in Saransk that was dominated by VAR decisio(...)

Isco will be key as Spain look to top Group B with victory over Morocco on Monday. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

THE MATCHES GROUP A Uruguay v Russia (Rostov, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Uruguay 13-8, Russia 21-10, Draw 13-5 Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Volgograd, 3.0(...)

Sergio Ramos has not held back in his comments on Maradona and Carlos Queiroz. Photograph: Getty Images

Carlos Queiroz stopped on the way out of the Kazan Arena and embraced Sergio Ramos before continuing towards the bus, which was still parked at one en(...)

 Diego Costa   scores Spain’s goal after a clearance attempt by Iran’s Ramin Rezaeianin bounced off his leg in  World Cup Group B  game   in Kazan. Photograph: Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Iran 0 Spain 1 Amid the din, Iran’s footballers collapsed to the floor exhausted and someone decided to put Y Viva Espana on the PA system. Spain had(...)

Spain manager Fernando Hierro talks with his squad at a training session in Kazan ahead of Wednesday’s game against Iran in Group B. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

THE MATCHES GROUP B Portugal v Morocco (Moscow, 1pm, RTÉ/BBC) Betting: Portugal 8-13, Morocco 5-1, Draw 13-5 GROUP A Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Rostov(...)

 A banner displayed  during the Group B World Cup meeting between Iran and Morocco at  Saint Petersburg Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The envelope might have been kept securely in her bag, but she still checked it every few minutes, just to make sure that the most precious of things (...)

Morocco’s forward Aziz Bouhaddouz  heads home an own goal in the World Cup Group B  match against  Iran at the St Petersburg Stadium. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Morocco 0 Iran 1 Even when the World Cup is bad, you absolutely have to watch because something you’ll still be talking about for years could happen(...)

The teams of Iran and US before the 1998 World Cup soccer match. Photograph: Jerome Prevost/Getty Images

When Iran were drawn in the same group as the US at France ’98, the organisers immediately began preparing for an encounter that would be political pa(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal in Russia. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty

Spain - 6-1 Portugal - 25-1 Morocco - 500-1 Iran - 500-1 The Contenders Iberian rivals Spain and Portugal - who have won the last three European Ch(...)

Carlos Quieroz took over with Iran in 2011. Photograph:  Amin M. Jamali/Getty

Group B - Iran (500-1) Who are they? This will be Iran’s fifth World Cup appearance, but the first time they have made it to two consecutive tournam(...)

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