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Lucky Costa goal sees Spain past dogged Iran

Lucky Costa goal sees Spain past dogged Iran

Iran were playing with numbers behind the ball from the word go and frustrated La Roja who were looking for an early goal.

But the shot-stopper has failed to live up to his "Dave Saves" mantle by committing a series of shocking blunders for Spain in recent weeks, including a terrible error to gift Ronaldo his second goal of the game in Friday's opener.

Spain's Diego Costa (second left) is spoken to by referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay after appearing to stand on Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand foot, who sits on the ground.

Before the match Keane also had a pop at his former assistant manager, and current Iran boss Carlos Queiroz, for what he felt was a disrespectful attitude shown towards him near the end of his time at Manchester United.

Iran played toe-to-toe with Spain and deserved more from the match, but Spain's central defense made some important stops, got the victor in the second half and held on to move into a tie for first place with Portugal in Group B.

After a match played out to a deafening blare from vuvuzelas blown by a huge army of Iranian fans, Spain will feel relieved to have emerged with the points and content that they played the better football against Carlos Queiroz's stingy side.

Iran and Spain took to the Kazan Arena in Kazana on Wednesday night, which saw Iran chasing an equaliser for most of the second half following Diego Costa's goal in the 54th minute.

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'I don't know what match you've seen, ' Costa replied.

And for much of this game, the Iranians looked like they could fend off their favored adversaries even as Spain dominated possession and camped out in their attacking third of the field.

Spain pushed hard after the break, with Sergio Busquets unleashing a searing long-range strike that forced Beiranvand into a brilliant double save. He then palmed the rebound away before Lucas Vazquez could get to the ball.

Iran thought they had equalised soon after though, with Saeid Ezatolahi blasting home from close range, only for VAR to correctly chalk it off for offside.

Iran began the tournament with victory over Morocco, their first at a World Cup finals since 1998 whilst Spain conceded three in a draw with Portugal.

Spain is now unbeaten in 22 matches, with 15 of those wins.

Iran's Mehdi Taremi misses a chance to score. At half time we corrected some things and improved after the goal.

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