- Portugal empata 1-1 con Irán y se medirá a Uruguay en los octavos de final - EFE
Portugal missed the opportunities that were presented against a difficult Iran team and gave the first place in Group B to Spain, after tying a goal in a match in which Cristiano Ronaldo failed a penalty that would have tipped the balance in favor of the Portuguese.
Since the opening whistle, Iran went out to look for the game, aware that a victory put them in the next stage no matter what the result of the meeting between Spain and Morocco in Kaliningrad.
However, it was Portugal who had the best chances, and even generated more chances of danger by having a possession of the ball of 73% throughout the match. But, in all honesty, the Iranians were more efficient, making the most of the few opportunities they had against Rui Patricio's goal.
However, Portugal could not find the way to open the scoring until minute 45, when Ricardo Quaresma took a genius and scored a goal at the angle kicking with the outer side of the foot to give a rotation contrary to the ball.
A goal that was worth for the classification and the first place, given the problems presented by Spain against Morocco.
However, Iran did not give up and insisted until finally in the 91st minute he found the reward for his effort, with a penalty sentenced - VAR in between - against Portugal, which Karim Ansarifard rightly charged to decree the parity.
The result places Portugal in second place in group B, so they will face Uruguay in the round of 16, while Spain will be in the next round with host Russia.