With the charismatic game of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese team would not only like to get a knockout ticket with a big win against Iran, but would also like to stay at the top of the Group B in the FIFA World Cup 2018. In order to make the place in the next round, Portugal needs just a draw. Captain Ronaldo, who is in a spectacular form, had scored a hat-trick in the first match against Spain, and the only and winning goal against Morocco.
Encounter after 12 years:
Portugal and Iran will face each other in a World Cup match after 12 years. The only match between the two was played in 2006, in which Ronaldo had scored his first goal of the World Cup. Portugal defeated Iran 2-0.
Portugal’s victory session against Asian countries:
The Portugal team has not lost in the FIFA World Cup against any Asian country in the last 16 years. In 2002, they were defeated by South Korea for the last time.
Iran wants to change history:
Iran has never won the last match of its group stage in any FIFA World Cup. During its World Cup Journey, they played 4 matches in which they lost 3 and 1 remained draw.
Interesting Number game:
- João Moutinhowill play his 113th match. He will become the third player to play the most matches from Portugal. Only Ronaldo (152) and Luis Figo (127) are ahead of him now.
- All four shots were successfully converted into the goals by Ronaldo.
- Ronaldo had scored goals in the 5 consecutive FIFA World Cup matches for Portugal. Earlier in 1994, Oleg Salenko of Russia had achieved this glory of scoring the goals six consecutive matches.