How can Argentina qualify for last 16?

Hope Soto
June 26, 2018

"We can't afford to relax".

"Mathematically, we have not yet qualified for the next stage, so we need to give the match the importance it deserves", Hierro said Sunday, a day before the match against Morocco.

Ronaldo is in action on Monday night as Portugal take-on Iran in their final game of Group B.

Morocco went 2-1 up through Youssef En-Nesyri who headed in a corner but Iago Aspas equalised for Spain in the 90th minute after consultation with the VAR.

If he keeps up his sensational form at the World Cup, and scores the goals to get Portugal into the last-16, he can probably stand where he wants during the pre-game national anthem.

England and Belgium are through, Panama and Tunisia are out. Too bad luck was not on our side.

Uruguay will take on Russian Federation in Group A at Samara Arena at 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT). The record still lies with Ramos' former team-mate Iker Casillas, who has played 17 World Cup matches for Spain. "We're not doing the calculations, we've never done them", said Cherchesov.

"This (Iran) are a very strong team, well-organised with good experienced players".

Here, we wrap up everything you need to know about the permutations for all eight groups heading into the final round of fixtures.

Paris St Germain fans attempted the same tactics in March, only for Ronaldo to net the victor and push his team Real Madrid into the quarter-finals of the Champions League - a tournament they eventually won, beating Liverpool 3-1 in May.

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"In my opinion they are the best Asian team", Santos said.

"This victory is dedicated to Carlos Sanchez, because he's had a very hard time in the past days. I'd have to watch it again to talk about it, but I think the VAR did its job and that's what we have to accept".

"I wasn't concerned", he added.

"It went beyond football". This World Cup has now gone past the record for 18 penalties awarded, shared by 1990, 1998 and 2002, and there are still 28 matches to be played after Monday.

The captain was an unused substitute in the opening two games - both defeats - but Egypt now have nothing to play for after being eliminated.

Poland are out but Japan, Senegal and Colombia are all fighting for a place in the next round.

A minute later Team Melli came close to sealing their first spot in the last 16 and knocking out their much-fancied opponents but Mehdi Taremi could only hit the side-netting from close range.

"Overall, I'm happy we finished top of the group, which is what we wanted".

Uruguay defeated Egypt 1-0 in the first match and also beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the second match.

However, with Spain and Ronaldo's Portugal both on four points, the more likely scenario is both European side's recording wins and progressing further into the competition.

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