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