What Iran boss said after Ronaldo escaped a red card

Portugal ready for ‘tough battle’ with Iran

The 33-year-old has been in sensational form in Russian Federation so far, scoring four times from three games to help his country navigate Group B and qualify in second place.

Portugal had looked set to progress to the last 16 as winners of Group B after Ricardo Quaresma's superb first-half goal saw them leading 1-0 going into stoppage time in Saransk.

He said the boots "celebrate the 85 global goals" he has scored during his career.

Ronaldo has been on a tear since the start of the World Cup.

However, with time nearly up, Iran were awarded a penalty after Portugal defender Cedric Soares was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area as he challenged for a cross.

In addition to the boots Ronaldo will wear, 154 pairs will be made available to the public. "It was as if I was dreaming that someone woke me up", says Beiranvand who is playing in his first World Cup!

Spain rescued a 2-2 draw to top the group on goals scored after coming back from behind twice.

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Now, we seem to be faced with a similar dilemma with teams that play later can engineer their performance to chart their course. This will be the third meeting between England and Belgium at the World Cup , with England so far unbeaten in their encounters.

Other pundits and experts have been more scathing of VAR in use at the finals and it was once again in the spotlight following a controversial penalty decision in Portugal's draw with Iran.

"The reality is you stop the game too far". After watching the footage repeatedly, the referee only gave him a yellow card, which didn't go down well with the fans.

The Premier League is keeping a close eye on how VAR is being used at the World Cup following the controversy in Monday's group game between Portugal and Iran.

Should Ronaldo have been sent off?

"The best players in the world face that when there isn't an opportunity to really make it happen". 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. They cover themselves with decisions because the guys are upstairs.

In the absence of VAR, there is little doubt we'd be hearing the the same complaints, just directed at the referees rather than the technology, which highlights the biggest misconception over the system.

Earlier, Portugal coach Fernando Santos called Iran "the best Asian team" at the moment.

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