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Iran beat Morocco following dramatic own goal

Rtv online desk
|  15 Jun 2018, 00:00 | Update : 15 Jun 2018, 23:38
And it's all over for the Moroccans. The African side dominated the match but lost the plot in the dying minutes with Iran emerging as winners through an own goal from Bouhaddouz. It is Iran's first World Cup match win since 1998.

Iran scored in the dying minutes. And it's an own goal from Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz, in the injury time who headed in while defending an Iran free-kick.

On the second day of the Russia world cup the two nations- two times African Nationas champion Morocco and three times Asian champion Iran faced each other in Saint Pittsburg.

With attack and counter attack the match was full of thrilling moments. Though Morocco dominated the match with ball possession of 68 percent but they could not score. The referee gave 6 minutes extra time after completion of 90 minutes of the match. On the 5th minutes of the extra time Morocco have to accept the own goal.

Starting XIs

Morocco XI: Munir Mohamedi, Achraf Hakimi, Mehdi Benatia, Romain Saiss, Hakim Ziyech, Karim El Ahmadi, Ayoub El Kaabi, Younes Belhanda, Moubarak Boussoufa, Nordin Amrabat, Amine Harit.

Iran XI: Alireza Beiranvand, Ehsan Haji Safi, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Masoud Shojaei, Morteza Pouraliganji, Omid Ebrahimi, Karim Ansarifard, Vahid Amiri, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Sardar Azmoun, Ramin Rezaeian.

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