Saransk, Russia: Portugal lead over Iran by just one point and the latter's primary objective will be to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring when they face off in a Group B tie of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Mordovia Arena here on Monday. Both the teams will face each other at Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia, at 11.30 pm.
Iran, Asia`s number one team, benefited from a late own goal by Morocco to get their World Cup off to a winning start in Saint Petersburg before losing 0-1 to Spain in a hard-fought battle.
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So far, Portugal`s all four goals in the tournament have come through Ronaldo and the Europeans will once again rely heavily on the talismanic striker if they want to make it to the second round.
Iran have so far been impressive in defence and their defenders will have to once again come out with spirit to restrict Ronaldo from scoring.
Overall, a draw for Portugal will be enough to lift them to the next round while Iran need nothing less than a win to secure a pre-quarterfinal berth.