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CBS Sports: Spain earned its first win at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, narrowly beating Iran 1-0 on a fortunate goal from Diego Costa. Iran played toe-to-toe with Spain and deserved more from the match, but Spain's central defense made some important stops, got the winner in the second half and held on to move into a tie for first place with Portugal in Group B.
Not an impressive result for Spain, who didn't look nearly as sharp in attack as they did in the 3-3 draw against Portugal to open the tournament. They did have 69 percent possession and 17 shots, but only managed three on target. Iran failed to have a shot on target in the game but looked to have scored late; however, video assistant referee confirmed offside.
And this leaves the group really tight for the finish. Spain and Portugal are on four points, while Iran is on three, making the last group stage match between Portugal and Iran a massive one with huge implications. Spain will finish the group stage by facing Morocco.
Trying to clear a last-second ball across the goalmouth, Aziz Bouhaddouz of Morocco dove for a header, and the ball went unerringly into the corner of his own net.
It was a hard result for Morocco, which played the more enterprising, offensive minded game. The team had several chances that fell short during the contest, but at least looked like getting a point, until the terrible finish.
Both teams, but especially Iran, engaged in a great deal of physical play, and numerous players from both sides hit the turf with injuries throughout.
While Morocco occasionally threatened to score, Iran failed to trouble the goal much at all, taking many of their shots from 40 yards or more and unsurprisingly failing to convert them >>>
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