Published: Sun, July 01, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Iran Goalie Not Boastful About Saving Ronaldo's Penalty Kick!

Iran Goalie Not Boastful About Saving Ronaldo's Penalty Kick!

If the goal did not count, Spain would be in second place behind Portugal.

He said the boots "celebrate the 85 global goals" he has scored during his career.

"Every match in the World Cup is hard".

The turquoise-coloured boots are supported by a golden chrome sole plate and Ronaldo gave his new wheels a test drive during training on Wednesday morning at their Moscow base.

Iran came within a whisker of sending Portugal packing after the teams drew 1-1 in their Group B clash.

In addition to the boots Ronaldo will wear, 154 pairs will be made available to the public.

Other pundits and experts have been more scathing of VAR in use at the finals and it was once again in the spotlight following a controversial penalty decision in Portugal's draw with Iran.

Russian Federation 2018 has broken the record for the most penalties awarded in a World Cup, with VAR continuing to dominate debate.

The five-time Balon d'Or victor missed a penalty in the second half, which would have put his side 2-0 up and ultimately won them the game.

I don't know how many times I have seen that 2 seconds when Beiranvand saved Iran's net; It looked like the Iranian keeper wanted to live inside that moment where he saved a penalty from Ronaldo for as long as humanly possible and I don't blame him; "when I saved that penalty, I did not understand anything". The five-time FIFA Player of the Year instead was given a yellow card after an arm of the Portuguese star hit Iranian defender Mortez Pouraliganji in the face in the 82nd minute.

While Quaresma rewarded his coach with a stunning opening goal just before half-time, Silva offered little as Ronaldo found himself isolated and his opportunities limited. So the question it is for me, as I said before, it is not about the refs, it's about the attitude and the bravery and the character.

Whether or not the decisions were correct has left the football world scratching their heads, but one thing everyone can agree on is that VAR caused utter carnage during the match.

Recall that Iran played a draw with Portugal, nearly knocking her from the tournament.

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