World Cup: Spain 1-0 Iran

  • David Silva came close with a free-kick and an overhead effort but he Group B match remained deadlocked 
  • Diego Costa courted controversy when he appeared to step on the foot of Iran keeper Alireza Beiranvand
  • And it was Costa who finally provided the breakthrough with a turn and finish nine minutes after the break 
  • Ramin Rezaeian kicked the ball into Costa 12 yards out and it deflected into the net with the keeper helpless 
  • Iran thought they had an equaliser but Saeid Ezatolahi’s goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR review
  • Full time: Spain 1-0 Iran

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