[SPORT UPDATES] Aziz Bouhaddouz Broke Down In Tears After Leading MOROCCO to a 0 – 1 defeat to IRAN (own goal)

Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own objective post with a jumping header at the close post in the 95th moment as Morocco safeguarded a left-wing free-kick.

The outcome was brutal on the African side, who had squandered various possibilities in the primary half and were denied late on when Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand created a fine spare from Hakim Ziyech.

Be that as it may, Iran took the triumph, just their second in World Cup history after a 2-1 prevail upon the United States at France 1998.

Morocco turned into the second African side to surrender a late winning objective in the World Cup on Friday, after Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in Group An, on account of a very late header from Jose Gimenez.


Morocco have never won their opening match at a World Cup competition (D2 L3), additionally neglecting to win in 1970, 1986, 1994 and 1998.

Iran won only their second match at the World Cup (D3 L8), with this their first since beating USA in June 1998.

Iran did not endeavor a solitary shot in the second half and were the primary group since 1966 to score an objective in a half of World Cup football without endeavoring a shot.

Iran kept just their second World Cup clean sheet – their other arrived in a goalless attract with Nigeria June 2014.

Aziz Bouhaddouz’s own-objective in the 95th moment was just the second claim objective scored in the 90th moment in a World Cup coordinate, after Joseph Yobo for Nigeria against France in June 2014.

Iran have surrendered only two objectives in their last four matches, keeping three clean sheets.

Carlos Queiroz has never lost against an African country in the World Cup (W1 D2), keeping three clean sheets in those matches.

82% of the aggregate shots in this match (18 of 22) came in the principal half.

Aziz Bouhaddouz is only the third player to score a possess objective as a substitute in a World Cup coordinate, after Laszlo Dajka (1986 for Hungary against USSR) and Petit (2006 for Portugal against Germany).

This was the main triumph by an Asian group against an African group in the World Cup finals since Japan won 1-0 against Cameroon in June 2010.

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