Mehdi Taremi squandered an overlaid edged shot after Karim Ansarifard’s Penalty had tossed Iran a life saver, however Portugal made due with a 1-1 attract to make the World Cup last 16 in spite of Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed spot-kick in a match overwhelmed by VAR.
The normally productive Ronaldo was off focus with a 53rd-minute penalty, granted after a video-helped survey, as Portugal neglected to expand on Ricardo Quaresma’s first-half shocker in the vital group B challenge.
That miss from Ronaldo, who was maybe lucky not to see red for another VAR check in the wake of swinging an arm into the substance of Morteza Pouraliganji, was rebuffed when Cedric Soares was pinged for handball after official Enrique Caceres again went to his video screen.
Not at all like Ronaldo, Ansarifard committed no error with an intense complete into the top of the net to set up a show off complete in Saransk.
Be that as it may, Taremi cushioned his lines in the diminishing ashes, terminating into the side-netting from short proximity as Portugal waited for a critical point.
It implies the European champions are into the last 16 – where they confront Uruguay – in second place, behind Spain