DAY REPLAYED – It has not taken long for the first two round-of-16 places to be claimed. Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to make it two wins out of two and progress to the knockout phase.
The first tears of this FIFA World Cup ™ have fallen so far. Despite their best efforts against the European champions, Morocco lets themselves down with their finishing and falling to the defeat. The man who condemned them to their fate was Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored his fourth goal of the tournament.
It's a day for centurions, with both Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique winning their 100th caps. Charrúa To score in three different World Cups, the Spaniard La Roja against IR Iran.
The AFC side's deep-lying defense thwarted the Spanish attack for long periods, during their lightning counter-attacks David De Gea's goal under threat on more than one occasion. Diego Costa forced a defensive error in the Iranian box and finally put them in a very strong position in Group B.
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With 85 international goals now to his name, Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Ferenc Puskas to become the all-time leading European marksman. IR Iran striker Ali Daei with 109.
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