Iran hopes for respect after stopping Ronaldo at World Cup

Iran hopes for respect after stopping Ronaldo at World Cup

See our website for the full schedule and standings of the 2018 world Cup.

But I think Iran, without any doubt in my opinion, with the discipline, with the attitude, with the way we controlled the game, if there was some justice in football - which doesn't exist - only one victor would have come out in this game.

A new record was set on Tuesday [NZ time], when referee Enrique Caceres gave one to Portugal, then one to Iran during their 1-1 draw at Mordovia Arena in Russian Federation, the 19th and 20th penalties of the tournament.

A heart-in-mouth moment saw the referee analyse VAR footage over a potential red-card offence by Ronaldo, but a yellow card is all the number seven would receive going into the final ten minutes of the game.

The call, it can be assumed, was not welcome by Morocco's players, who got into a scuffle with Spain players after the fact, yet the goal stood, which secured the point for Spain.

"The reality is you stop the game too far".

"I think we did very well", he said.

Iran has never been past the group stage at the World Cup, but a win over Portugal on Monday would vault the nation into its first knockout stage round.

The referee also consulted VAR before deciding not to send Ronaldo off after he raised an arm to Morteza Pouraliganji in the centre of the field while chasing a long ball.

Think great players can not in this situation be wrong, but it made Lionel Messi and Ronaldo repeated.

The simultaneous sequences bumped Portugal into second place in the group and Spain into first, thanks to the goals-scored tiebreaker, flipping the group on its head and setting up Spain-Russia, Portugal-Uruguay last-16 matchups.

The Spanish goal was awarded after a lengthy review by the Video Assistant Referee. "It's a red card".

Going back to the story about my daughter yesterday, I need to know if I am a grandfather or not. So the question it is for me, as I said before, it is not about the refs, it's about the attitude and the bravery and the character. "But now you have one system that costs a fortune - a fortune".

"Players make mistakes, coaches make mistakes and referees make mistakes", Queiroz said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First lady Melania Trump making second visit to border detention facility
Jun 30, 2018 - 01:18
Protesters greeted first lady Melania Trump in Phoenix on Thursday with a giant balloon mocking her husband. Trump's spokeswoman declined to immediately release details about her planned stops.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top South Korea 2-0 Germany
Jun 29, 2018 - 15:05
And the Arsenal midfielder clashed with a fan as he left the pitch after Germany were beaten by South Korea . Germany urgency was not matched by their normal efficiency and soon legs started to tire.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senegal eliminated from the World Cup due to a controversial tiebreaker rule
Jun 29, 2018 - 14:47
Japan had acquired four, Senegal six, which elevated Japan to second place in Group H and eliminated Senegal from the tournament. However, the South American nation was set to progress as group runners owing to better superior goal difference over Japan .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena Williams handed Wimbledon singles seeding as she targets eighth title
Jun 28, 2018 - 00:45
The tennis great said earlier this week that pregnancy should not be penalized when it comes to tournament seeding. It has now been confirmed that the seven-time Wimbledon champion, 36, will be seeded #25.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uruguay records third straight shutout with defeat of Russia
Jun 28, 2018 - 00:40
Take a look through the gallery above to see how Russian Federation could line up for their World Cup Group A clash with Uruguay . When Russia take on Spain on Sunday, Cherchesov will find out just how useful it was.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Late-night TV hosts craft comic response to Trump comments
Jun 28, 2018 - 00:35
Henry McMaster ahead of Tuesday's primary, Trump commented on the deluge of criticism coming from late night hosts. Fallon filled Colbert in on Trump's speech: "I heard he said we're all no-talent, lowlife, lost souls".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lump That Moved Across Woman’s Face Leads to Stomach-Churning Find
Jun 26, 2018 - 03:24
She finally visited a physician who reported a "superficial moving oblong nodule at the left upper eyelid". Other than Europe, this parasite is also found in the Mediterranean region and sub-Saharan Africa.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks
Jun 26, 2018 - 01:22
And, when he was finally selected, he admitted as much. "Nikola's going to be here for a long, long time", Connelly said. Here's a look at the 21 players the Associated Press snapped photos of at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends
Jun 25, 2018 - 01:28
Another driver, Hessah al-Ajaji, told the Associated Press , "I'm speechless". "We are back to square one", she said . Other women may not get behind the wheel anytime soon either because of resistance from conservative relatives.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel hopes hit by penalty
Jun 25, 2018 - 01:25
McLaren still fared better than former champions Williams, who had Russian Sergey Sirotkin 19th and Canadian Lance Stroll 20th. After all the commotion, polesitter Hamilton was leading with Verstappen second, Ricciardo fourth, Vettel 11th and Bottas 13th.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nintendo Drops the Banhammer on Switch Pirates After Release of Modchip
Jun 25, 2018 - 01:24
A surprise Fortnite players were rudely greeted to when they tried to log into their account (tied to PS4 ) on Nintendo Switch . One side has a woman holding an Xbox One controller while the other side shows a boy holding a Nintendo Switch controller.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top History of Concacaf teams against England motivates Panama
Jun 24, 2018 - 15:58
That's been a theme right the way throughout. "We're really pleased with where he is at, but he wouldn't be ready for the game". Kyle Walker expects Panama to give England a tough test on Sunday, insisting the World Cup clash will be no "walkover".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran rejects plan to raise oil output within OPEC
Jun 24, 2018 - 15:02
Iran , OPEC's third-largest producer, says its output is likely to fall in the second half of this year due to new USA sanctions. OPEC and its allies are discussing an output increase of 1 million bpd or more to avert future shortages and stock declines.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OPEC to boost oil production by 1 million barrels per day
Jun 24, 2018 - 14:58
Compliance has been well above 100% this year since some countries, notably Venezuela , have seen a drop in production. Markets were disappointed with the modest output hike, sending crude prices soaring on Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says will sign executive order to avoid family separations
Jun 23, 2018 - 00:41
The Fake News is not mentioning the safety and security of our Country when talking about illegal immigration. Every day, child welfare agencies across America make hard decisions to separate children from their parents.