FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal, Spain seal qualification to knockout stages

Updated On Jun 26, 2018 02:25 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty before Portugal conceded an injury-time spot-kick in a 1-1 draw with Iran at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group B match on Monday as the European champions set up a last-16 clash with Uruguay. Ricardo Quaresma curled in a trademark trivela goal on the stroke of half-time at the Mordovia Arena, but Karim Ansarifard's late penalty dropped Portugal to second in the group behind neighbours Spain. In the other game, substitute Iago Aspas scored in stoppage-time to earn Spain a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco on Monday which gave them top spot in World Cup Group B and a place in the last 16. With Morocco heading towards their first win of the tournament, Iago Aspas delivered the late heroics when he back-heeled the ball into the net to cancel out Youssef En-Nesyri's brilliant 81st-minute header for Morocco. The Spanish goal was awarded after a lengthy review by the Video Assistant Referee.

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Portugal registered a 1-1 draw vs Iran in their Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 match at the Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia on June 25, 2018 to qualify for the round of 16. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 02:25 AM IST

Portugal registered a 1-1 draw vs Iran in their Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 match at the Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia on June 25, 2018 to qualify for the round of 16. (REUTERS)

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Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS)

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Cristiano Ronaldo then had a penalty saved. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Cristiano Ronaldo then had a penalty saved. (REUTERS)

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Iran's Karim Ansarifard (R) celebrates scoring equalising goal from the penalty spot. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Iran's Karim Ansarifard (R) celebrates scoring equalising goal from the penalty spot. (REUTERS)

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Spain earned a last-gasp 2-2 draw vs Morocco in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group B match at the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia on June 25, 2018. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Spain earned a last-gasp 2-2 draw vs Morocco in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group B match at the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia on June 25, 2018. (REUTERS)

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Morocco's Khalid Boutaib celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Morocco's Khalid Boutaib celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS)

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Spain's Isco celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Spain's Isco celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS)

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Morocco's Youssef En-Nesyri (C) celebrates scoring their second goal. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Morocco's Youssef En-Nesyri (C) celebrates scoring their second goal. (REUTERS)

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Spain's Iago Aspas celebrates scoring their second goal. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Spain's Iago Aspas celebrates scoring their second goal. (REUTERS)

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