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Sergio Ramos of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Sergio Ramos of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Sergio Ramos of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
World Cup 2018: Spain's Jordi Alba dismisses talk of Tottenham transfer
FILE PHOTO: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone before La Liga match against Eibar Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone before La Liga match against Eibar Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - May 20, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone before La Liga match against Eibar Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo
In this May 16, 2018 photo American soccer referees Mark Geiger, left, and Jair Marrufo are interviewed in New York. While the United States is missing from soccer's showcase for the first time since 1986, it is the only nation with two referees working the tournament. Geiger will become the second American to referee at two World Cups. The 43-year-old from Beachwood, New Jersey, worked Chile-Spain and Colombia-Greece during the group stage in Brazil four years ago, then became the first American to work a knockout stage match. Marrufo will be working his first World Cup after getting cut in 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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In this May 16, 2018 photo American soccer referees Mark Geiger, left, and Jair Marrufo are interviewed in New York. While the United States is missing from soccer's showcase for the first time since 1986, it is the only nation with two referees working the tournament. Geiger will become the second American to referee at two World Cups. The 43-year-old from Beachwood, New Jersey, worked Chile-Spain and Colombia-Greece during the group stage in Brazil four years ago, then became the first American to work a knockout stage match. Marrufo will be working his first World Cup after getting cut in 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Spain left-back has been linked with a move to north London but he is determined to stay at Camp Nou
Alba not interested in Barcelona exit as Tottenham rumours swirl
The Spain left-back has been linked with a move to north London but he is determined to stay at Camp Nou
Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, left, gestures to Spain's Sergio Ramos during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup
Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, left, gestures to Spain's Sergio Ramos during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, fights for the ball with Iran's Sardar Azmoun, during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup
Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, fights for the ball with Iran's Sardar Azmoun, during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Spain's Sergio Ramos, center, embraces Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand at the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup
Spain's Sergio Ramos, center, embraces Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand at the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Spain's Gerard Pique holds the ball during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup
Spain's Gerard Pique holds the ball during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, second right, talks to Spain's Sergio Ramos, center, Spain's Gerard Pique, right, and Iran's Sardar Azmoun during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup
Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, second right, talks to Spain's Sergio Ramos, center, Spain's Gerard Pique, right, and Iran's Sardar Azmoun during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran fans inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Jorge Silva
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran fans inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Alireza Jahanbakhsh talks with fans after the match REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Alireza Jahanbakhsh talks with fans after the match REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran fans inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Jorge Silva
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran fans inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Samara (Russian Federation), 21/06/2018.- Daniel Arzani of Australia (L) argues with referee Antonio Mateu of Spain during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between Denmark and Australia in Samara, Russia, 21 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (España, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Samara (Russian Federation), 21/06/2018.- Daniel Arzani of Australia (L) argues with referee Antonio Mateu of Spain during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between Denmark and Australia in Samara, Russia, 21 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (España, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Samara (Russian Federation), 21/06/2018.- Daniel Arzani of Australia (L) argues with referee Antonio Mateu of Spain during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between Denmark and Australia in Samara, Russia, 21 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (España, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
World Cup: Spanish camp has 'positive atmosphere' - Jordi Alba
Spain defender Jordi Alba says the atmosphere in the Spanish camp "is positive" as La Roja return to training in Krasnodar a day after narrowly defeating Iran in their second World Cup match.
Spain's players celebrate winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Spain's players celebrate winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Spain's players celebrate winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Jordi Alba of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Portugal and Spain in Sochi, Russia, 15 June 2018. EFE
Jordi Alba of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Portugal and Spain in Sochi, Russia, 15 June 2018. EFE
Jordi Alba of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Portugal and Spain in Sochi, Russia, 15 June 2018. EFE
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/John Sibley
Jordi Alba (L) of Spain and his team mate Gerard Pique react after the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. Spain won the match 1-0. EFE
Jordi Alba (L) of Spain and his team mate Gerard Pique react after the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. Spain won the match 1-0. EFE
Jordi Alba (L) of Spain and his team mate Gerard Pique react after the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. Spain won the match 1-0. EFE
Coach Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge at the World Cup (AFP Photo/PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU)
Coach Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge at the World Cup
Coach Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge at the World Cup (AFP Photo/PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU)
Coach Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge at the World Cup
Coach Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge at the World Cup
Coach Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge at the World Cup
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
Sergio Ramos talks to the referee during Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran.
Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona, Queiroz and Iran
Sergio Ramos talks to the referee during Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran.
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
World Cup 2018: Spain defender Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona with Lionel Messi comparison
Sergio Ramos talks to the referee during Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran.
Sergio Ramos hits back at Diego Maradona, Queiroz and Iran
Sergio Ramos talks to the referee during Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran.
Spain head coach Fernando Hierro gestures during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Caretaker Hierro leaving his mark on Spain at World Cup
Spain head coach Fernando Hierro gestures during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Spain's Diego Costa celebrates scoring their first goal. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
sWorld Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Spain's Diego Costa celebrates scoring their first goal. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
The Real Madrid and Spain defender considers a domestic rival at Barcelona to be a better player than an illustrious World Cup winner from 1986
'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos hits back at Argentina legend over Godin jibe
The Real Madrid and Spain defender considers a domestic rival at Barcelona to be a better player than an illustrious World Cup winner from 1986
The Spain international says he will be happy to speak with Blaugrana vice-president Jordi Mestre regarding the Atletico Madrid striker's announcement
Pique welcomes discussion with Barcelona board over Griezmann transfer saga
The Spain international says he will be happy to speak with Blaugrana vice-president Jordi Mestre regarding the Atletico Madrid striker's announcement
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
World Cup: Three things we learned on June 20
The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world's top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup.
The Atletico Madrid star scored the only goal as La Roja beat Iran, but it was his overall performance as opposed to his goal which pleased his coach.
Hierro lauds Spain's 'committed' match-winner Diego Costa
The Atletico Madrid star scored the only goal as La Roja beat Iran, but it was his overall performance as opposed to his goal which pleased his coach.
Sardar Azmoun (L) of Iran and Gerard Pique of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE **** Editorial Use Only,*
Sardar Azmoun (L) of Iran and Gerard Pique of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE **** Editorial Use Only,*
Sardar Azmoun (L) of Iran and Gerard Pique of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE **** Editorial Use Only,*
Isco (C) of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE******** Editorial Use Only,
Isco (C) of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE******** Editorial Use Only,
Isco (C) of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE******** Editorial Use Only,
Isco (C) of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE******** Editorial Use Only,
Isco (C) of Spain in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia. EFE******** Editorial Use Only,
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World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
World Cup 2018: Diego Costa’s ‘fight’ gives Spain cutting edge – but questions over Fernando Hierro remain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran coach Carlos Queiroz gestures REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran coach Carlos Queiroz gestures REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates before it was disallowed after a VAR review REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates before it was disallowed after a VAR review REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Diego Costa of Spain (C, top) scores the 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Diego Costa of Spain (C, top) scores the 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Diego Costa of Spain (C, top) scores the 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group B preliminary round soccer match between Iran and Spain in Kazan, Russia, 20 June 2018. EFE
Iran's players react at the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Spain won 1-0 (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Iran staff member hospitalized during Spain game
Iran's players react at the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Spain won 1-0 (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during the match REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during the match REUTERS/John Sibley
Spain's Diego Costa, right, tries to shot as Iran's Morteza Pouraliganji tries to block during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup
Spain's Diego Costa, right, tries to shot as Iran's Morteza Pouraliganji tries to block during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi sits on the ground after the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Spain won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup
Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi sits on the ground after the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Spain won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Spain's Gerard Pique, front, shields the ball, as Iran's Karim Ansarifard challenges him, during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup
Spain's Gerard Pique, front, shields the ball, as Iran's Karim Ansarifard challenges him, during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrate after scoring his side's opening goal with Spain's Isco during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup
Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrate after scoring his side's opening goal with Spain's Isco during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
World Cup:Iran and Spain fans give their take on match
Spain fans in Kazan breathe a sigh of relief after a lucky Diego Costa goal hands the World Cup hopefuls their first win of the tournament. An unfortunate Iran came close to causing a major upset in a performance hailed - and loudly celebrated - by their fans.
Spain's Gerard Pique, center, jumps for a header during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Spain's Gerard Pique, center, jumps for a header during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Iran's Sardar Azmoun lies flat out in the ground after the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Spain won the game 1-0. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Iran's Sardar Azmoun lies flat out in the ground after the end of the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Spain won the game 1-0. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrates with Spain's Isco his side's first goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrates with Spain's Isco his side's first goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrate after scoring his side's opening goal with Spain's Isco during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrate after scoring his side's opening goal with Spain's Isco during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand, center, looks as Iran's Ehsan Haji Safi collects the ball after Spain's Diego Costa scored the opening goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand, center, looks as Iran's Ehsan Haji Safi collects the ball after Spain's Diego Costa scored the opening goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
#WorldCup90: Spain maintains and Portugal pushes forward
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
#WorldCup90: Spain maintains and Portugal pushes forward
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
Spain, the 2010 champions, got a good scare from Team Melli but eventually prevailed 1-0 through a fortunate Diego Costa goal.
Spain squeezes out win against Iran
Spain, the 2010 champions, got a good scare from Team Melli but eventually prevailed 1-0 through a fortunate Diego Costa goal.
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
#WorldCup90: Spain maintains and Portugal pushes forward
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
#WorldCup90: Spain maintains and Portugal pushes forward
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey recaps the matches from Morrocco being the first team to be eliminated, to Cristiano Ronaldo’s header, Uruguay's low-quality win over Saudi Arabia, and Diego Costa scoring for Spain who won against Iran.
Spain, the 2010 champions, got a good scare from Team Melli but eventually prevailed 1-0 through a fortunate Diego Costa goal.
Spain squeezes out win against Iran
Spain, the 2010 champions, got a good scare from Team Melli but eventually prevailed 1-0 through a fortunate Diego Costa goal.
Diego Costa scored Spain's only goal (AFP Photo/Roman Kruchinin)
Diego Costa scored Spain's only goal
Diego Costa scored Spain's only goal (AFP Photo/Roman Kruchinin)
Diego Costa scored Spain's only goal
Diego Costa scored Spain's only goal
Diego Costa scored Spain's only goal
World Cup 2018: Iran member of staff leaves hospital after celebrating disallowed goal against Spain
World Cup 2018: Iran member of staff leaves hospital after celebrating disallowed goal against Spain
World Cup 2018: Iran member of staff leaves hospital after celebrating disallowed goal against Spain
World Cup 2018: Iran member of staff leaves hospital after celebrating disallowed goal against Spain
World Cup 2018: Iran member of staff leaves hospital after celebrating disallowed goal against Spain
World Cup 2018: Iran member of staff leaves hospital after celebrating disallowed goal against Spain

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