DAY REPLAYED – It has not taken lengthy for the primary two Spherical-of-16 locations to be claimed. Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to make it two wins out of two and progress to the knockout section. Within the course of, they eradicated the Saudis and ensured that hosts Russia additionally superior.
The primary tears of this FIFA World Cup™ have additionally fallen. Regardless of their greatest efforts in opposition to the European champions, Morocco let themselves down with their ending and fell to a different defeat to change into the primary facet to exit the competitors. The person who condemned them to their destiny was Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his fourth objective of the event.
It was additionally a day for centurions, with each Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique successful their 100th caps. However whereas the Uruguayan celebrated with a objective to change into the primary Charrúa to attain in three completely different World Cups, the Spaniard was made to undergo in what turned out to be a really powerful task for La Roja in opposition to IR Iran.
The AFC facet’s deep-lying defence thwarted the Spanish assault for lengthy durations, whereas their lightning counter-attacks put David De Gea’s objective beneath menace on a couple of event. Diego Costa pressured a defensive error within the Iranian field to lastly tilt the match in Spain’s favour and put them in a really robust place in Group B.
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With 85 worldwide objectives now to his title, Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Ferenc Puskas to change into the all-time main European marksman. The one participant on the worldwide scene who has scored extra is former IR Iran striker Ali Daei with 109.
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