Moscow: Day 7 of FIFA World Cup 2018 will see Iran square off with Spain in their Group B match on Wednesday. The match will take place in Kazan Arena stadium in Kazan, Tatarstan at 11:30 pm (IST).
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Spain passed a 'difficult' time after the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui. The 2010 champions will be eager for a win under new coach Fernando Hierro, having earlier been held to a 3-3 draw by Iberian rivals Portugal. Hierro replaced Lopetegui after he was sensationally fired two days before the opener, but the 50-year-old's appointment triggered reports in the Spanish media that alleged players were divided over the change.
The players have put the affair behind them and were fully united for the match against Iran, midfield veteran Andres Iniesta had said on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Iran scored a dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday, after a heartbreaking stoppage-time own goal from Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz. The Iranians, who had not won a World Cup game since their victory over the United States in 1998, celebrated as if they had won the tournament, leaving the field only reluctantly after lengthy and emotional embraces.
Iran have never beaten a European side at a World Cup. Iran is being coached by Portuguese, Carlos Quieroz.
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Pepe Reina and Kepa.
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Nacho Monreal, Cesar Azpilicueta, Odriozola.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Saúl, Koke, Thiago, David Silva, Isco, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vázquez.
Forwards: Iago Aspas, Rodrigo and Diego Costa.
Goalkeepers: Amir Abedzadeh, Alireza Beiranvand, Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri.
Defenders: Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Majid Hosseini, Mohammad Khanzadeh, Milad Mohammadi, Pejman Montazeri, Morteza Pouraliganji, Ramin Rezaeian.
Midfielders: Vahid Amiri, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Ali Gholizadeh, Ehsan Hajsafi, Masoud Shojaei, Mehdi Torabi.
Forwards: Karim Ansarifard, Saman Ghoddos, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Taromi.
(With Reuters inputs)