Iran won their first match at a World Cup

finals since 1998 as Morocco substitute Aziz

Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time.

Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own net with

a diving header at the near post in the 95th

minute as Morocco defended a left-wing free-


The result was harsh on the African side, who

had wasted numerous chances in the first

half and were denied late on when Iran

goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand produced a fine

save from Hakim Ziyech.

But Iran took the victory, only their second

in World Cup history after a 2-1 win over the

United States at France 1998.

Morocco became the second African side to

concede a late winning goal in the World Cup

on Friday, after Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in

Group A, thanks to a last-minute header from

Jose Gimenez.