Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Portugal through after dramatic Iran draw

READ MY LIPS: Fans noticed what Cristiano Ronaldo shouted at the referee after Iran draw VAR leads to record World Cup penalty count
Cassandra Castillo | 26 June, 2018, 19:45

Hours later, Cristiano Ronaldo was given a spot kick in Portugal's Group B finale with Iran, which broke the record as the 19th penalty of the finals. Ronaldo responded with the go-ahead goal to win the match.

The World Cup couldn't have started any worse for the Spaniards. Russia's Denis Cheryshev and Spain's Diego Costa have three goals each behind them. They need completely different skills. Spain only managed to claim a draw thanks to a great finish from substitute Iago Aspas.

Normally we'd be talking about a bulging net, a terrific leap and some bulging muscles inside a Portugal No.7 shirt as Ronaldo celebrates yet another goal.

Golden Boot contender Cristiano Ronaldo was denied by Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand after VAR overturned the initial on-field decision before incredible late drama in Saransk. It looked harsh - and would have looked even more harsh had Mehdi Taremi not squandered a late chance to give Iran a shock 2-1 win.

Iran can only advance to the next stage of the World Cup if it beats the European champions. As it is, Portugal held on for the draw and will face Uruguay next.

Will France put together a complete match against a good side?

More news: #JusticeforJunior: Public Mourns Death of Teen who Was Killed in Machete Attack

It stayed that way until a controversial penalty was called in stoppage-time of the second half.

Mohamed Salah would give the Egyptians the lead in the 22nd minute, . but the lead is erased in the final minutes of the first half, . after Salman Al-Faraj coverts a penalty for Saudi Arabia.to level things at one a piece after the first half.

The second round of group stage matches came to an end at the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday, with each team having now having one match left.

Diego Laxalt, Lucas Torreira and Nahitan Nandez came into midfield and there was more zip to Uruguay's passing as they pried Russian Federation open in the first half.

"We learned a lot in Russian Federation, we learned a lot from coach Carlos Queiroz and you can see that our younger players have stepped up their game", the 34-year-old AEK player said. Nearly everything that could go wrong has, yet it still finds itself through to the Round of 16.

Recommended

  • France look to continue winning run against Denmark

    France look to continue winning run against Denmark

    Now France will look to defeat Denmark too so as to remain unbeaten till the end of first round. Denmark were lucky to win against Peru but were unlucky not to win against Australia.
    Grand Theft Auto Online’s Nightclub Update Announced, Launches in July

    Grand Theft Auto Online’s Nightclub Update Announced, Launches in July

    More details are on the way ahead of the update's launch, including the promise of some "exclusive rewards". The Black Madonna, who is one of the four music artists involved, also posted her own version of the flyer .
    Portugal survive scare against Iran to make knockouts

    Portugal survive scare against Iran to make knockouts

    Portugal's dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran in Group B's final round on Monday included the 19th and 20th spot-kicks of the tournament. He later escaped a red card after the referee consulted VAR and showed him a yellow for elbowing an opposition player.
  • Russia, Uruguay, Spain and Portugal advance to round of 16

    Russia, Uruguay, Spain and Portugal advance to round of 16

    They had both drawn earlier when they met in the World Cup opener, which makes it two draws for both teams in three group games. Egypt bowed out of the tournament pointless on Monday after they lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in a Group A dead rubber.
    Joel Embiid is ready to win titles with LeBron

    Joel Embiid is ready to win titles with LeBron

    That's the exact reason James Harden doesn't plan to attempt to sell LeBron on joining the Rockets. The Los Angeles Lakers have an. unfortunate history with erecting billboards for free agents .
    U.S.  to curb Chinese investment in tech firms

    U.S. to curb Chinese investment in tech firms

    Lim suggested that Boeing, which is generally the largest USA exporter, could make a similar move to that of Harley. Alphabet, the parent of Google , fell 2.6 percent, Apple lost 2.75 percent, and Amazon dropped 3.0 percent.
  • Nigeria vs Argentina: 5 things to look forward to

    Nigeria vs Argentina: 5 things to look forward to

    The third round of World Cup group matches continues today, with one of the top matches being Nigeria versus Argentina . There's likely to be a great deal of change should Argentina fail to beat Nigeria and crash out at the group stage.
    Cannabis grown in United Kingdom  used in FDA approved epilepsy drug

    Cannabis grown in United Kingdom used in FDA approved epilepsy drug

    It's not yet clear why the ingredient, called cannabidiol, or CBD , reduces seizures in some people with epilepsy. It won't cause a marijuana high and comes with side effects like tiredness, decreased appetite and diarrhea .
    'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    Guests threw flower petals as they exited the church, making the scene look like it was something out of a Pinterest picture. Earlier the groom-Harrington dressed up in a morning suit and the bride dolled up in a flowy ivory dress and veil.
  • Meghan Markle Nominated For Another Historic Award

    Meghan Markle Nominated For Another Historic Award

    When asked about the Prince's views on Brexit, Mr Markle said: "I think he was open to the experiment". It's understood royal officials were given no warning about his Good Morning Britain interview.
    Javier Mascherano denies reports of mutiny in Argentina squad

    Javier Mascherano denies reports of mutiny in Argentina squad

    Argentina players rallied together on Sunday, June, 24, to celebrate their talisman Lionel Messi's 31st birthday. We are professionals and we have to defend the colours of Nigeria . "Everybody wants to win".
    Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets to reportedly reach agreement on max contract

    Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets to reportedly reach agreement on max contract

    Both the franchise and Jokic's representatives have worked through discussions on his future in recent weeks, league sources said. At 22 years old, Jokic has nothing but potential to get better in front of him.

World Cup breaks penalty kick record with help of video assistant referees World Cup breaks penalty kick record with help of video assistant referees Spain captain Sergio Ramos, Morocco captain Medhi Benatia, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Iran captain Masoud Shojaei. France are through to the knockout round - a point against Denmark would see them finish as group winners.

Australia eye win to reach Round of 16 Peru coach Ricardo Gareca meanwhile believes his team has gotten over their two losses and being eliminated from the World Cup. No Australian has ever scored more in a single edition before ( Tim Cahill two in 2006 and 2014, Brett Holman two in 2010).

Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group Russian Federation await Spain and the hosts will be tough opponents despite their 3-0 humbling at the hands of Uruguay . Spain survived a real scare from a spirited Morocco side who had been leading 2-1 when the 90th minute began.

Jimmy Fallon mocks Trump for tweeting at him Jimmy Fallon mocks Trump for tweeting at him Fallon also said that he is one of the "good guys", and looking back on it, he would have done the interview differently. So, Melania , if you're watching: I don't think your anti-bullying campaign is working, ' Fallon joked.

Borna Coric defeats Roger Federer to win Gerry Weber Open Borna Coric defeats Roger Federer to win Gerry Weber Open Borna Coric sprung a shock in the final of the Gerry Weber Open as he beat defending champion Roger Federer to lift the title. He was too delicate with a volley at the net and failed to get his shot over, with Federer serving out the set to love.

China defends its USA investment record China defends its USA  investment record The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost almost 500 points before reversing course to close down 328 points, or 1.3percent. Amazon shares fell more than 3.5%, while shares of Google and Facebook fell 3.67% and 3.77%, respectively.

PM call with President Erdogan: 25 June 2018 PM call with President Erdogan: 25 June 2018 Some critics argue that Turkey's new system lacks the checks and balances of other executive presidencies like France or the US. There are ongoing debates about whether the election was "free", amid reports of ballot stuffing and vote rigging.

Ben Simmons of Philadelphia 76ers claims NBA's rookie of year award Ben Simmons of Philadelphia 76ers claims NBA's rookie of year award This followed Mitchell wearing a sweatshirt before an April game that provided the dictionary definition of a rookie. Unsurprisingly, Simmons is the first Australian to ever claim Rookie of the Year honours.

Serena To Find Out Her Wimbledon Seeding's Tuesday Serena To Find Out Her Wimbledon Seeding's Tuesday As a 23-time major victor , many believe Serena deserves to be seeded regardless of her current reduced status. She said: "I think Wimbledon will make the right choice and I think they will seed her".

Jimmy Fallon Makes Donation In Trump's Name After President's Twitter Attack The president went after me on Twitter. " The President of the United States went after me on Twitter", Fallon told his audience. According to People , Fallon interviewed Trump as he was making his run against Hilary Clinton for president.

Harley Davidson 'waving the white flag', tweets Trump Harley Davidson 'waving the white flag', tweets Trump Ron Johnson, who represents Harley's home state of Wisconsin, said the company's move was evidence the tariffs were a bad idea. Europe is H-D's second-biggest market (guess the first), having sold 40,000 bikes there in 2017.

Ronaldo rides the VAR roller-coaster Ronaldo rides the VAR roller-coaster Twenty penalty kicks have now been awarded at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation , with 15 of them being converted. Iran - Haji 7, Safi 6, Ezatolahi 7, Pouraliganji 6, Omid 5, Amiri 7, Mehdi 5, Jahanbakhsh 6, Hosseini 5, Azmoun 6, Ramin 5.

Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition revealed Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition revealed An additional carbon fibre package adds a front splitter, side skirts and a rear diffuser and spoiler in the lightweight material. Its 10:49.9 time slashed almost two whole minutes off the previous record of 12:35.61, achieved in a 2014 Range Rover Sport .

Iranian fans attempt to disrupt Portugal’s sleep at hotel Iranian fans attempt to disrupt Portugal’s sleep at hotel Roldan gave the Saudis two spot-kicks in the game , the first for Ali Gabr's alleged tug on Al-Muwallad. Ronaldo's penalty was the 19th of the 2018 World Cup, already a new record for the quadrennial contest.

Iraqi Military Airstrikes Kill 45 Daesh Militants In Syria Iraqi Military Airstrikes Kill 45 Daesh Militants In Syria Iraqi military officials said Saturday that 45 members of the Islamic State were killed in an airstrike in eastern Syria . Hajin, about 50 kilometers from Iraq's border, is the largest urban center still under IS control in Syria.