FIFA World Cup 2018

Iran becomes first Asian team to win at World Cup since 2010

Published On: June 15, 2018 10:57 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 15:  Iran has become the first Asian team to win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup since Japan defeated Denmark 3-1 on June 24, 2010, with an own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz in the fifth minute of the stoppage time.

The power house of Asia - Iran in a tightly- contested first game of Group B has registered their first victory of the group against Morocco at the St. Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Friday.

The next game of the group between Portugal and Spain will be played later today on 11:45 pm at the Fisht Stadium, Sochi.


  • Own goal gives Iran victory in injury time
  • ​Only their second win at a World Cup
  • First ever victory in the world cup final since 1998

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