Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

How to Watch Iran vs. Spain

How to Watch Iran vs. Spain

Coach Fernando Hierro welcomed Dani Carvajal back into the starting line-up on Wednesday as 2010 World Cup winners Spain bid to keep pace with Portugal in Group B with victory against Iran.Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha (R) speaks with Iran's midfielder Ehsan Haji Safi during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Iran and Spain at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 20, 2018.

Iran is now on the top of the points table of Group B and they are looking for a win against the former world champions to seal their spot in the round of 16. I know that Carlos really tried getting me [as a player], we have a very close relationship, we are close friends, but those playing are the players.

But the draw with Portugal, while not ideal, was a promising enough start to Hierro's tenure in the role and their World Cup overall.

Spain passed a "difficult" time after the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui but the players had put the affair behind them and were fully united for their World Cup match against Iran, midfield veteran Andres Iniesta said on Tuesday.

"It was not a miracle that we won".

"We are only on the bench and we try to do as little as possible during the game".

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They did adjust very well; it's a pity they gave away a penalty. The spy had approached the training ground posing as a tourist. But I do not want to believe it affects us too much.

This will be the first encounter between Iran and Spain.

Iran are winless against European opposition at the World Cup, having lost five of their six previous fixtures (D1). That's his third goal of the World Cup! Even though Nacho made an impact by his thunderous goal but he also gave away a penalty in the last match. It was a defense-first game, with only a single goal scored throughout.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-20 between Iran vs Spain is going to be played at the Kazan Arena.

"It's a crucial match that will determine our World Cup destiny", said Isco. Diego Costa scored twice, and Nacho, the Spanish defender, scored the other goal in the game against Portugal.

Gracenote Sports head of analysis Simon Gleave: "Spain remain favourites to reach the last 16 from Group B but dropping two points against Portugal reduced their chance slightly to 71%. As Iran beat Morocco, this group is guaranteed to go down to the final two matches next Monday".

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