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Summary

  1. Iran and Morocco face off in the opening Group B match
  2. Portugal and Spain are also in Group B
  3. Today's matches: Group C - France v Australia (11:00 BST, BBC TV, 5 live), Peru v Denmark (17:00 BST, BBC TV, 5 live)
  4. Group D - Argentina v Iceland (14:00 BST, ITV, 5 live), Croatia v Nigeria (20:00 BST, ITV, 5 live)

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    This is where we leave you.

    Michael Emons' report of Iran's late, late victory over Morocco is here.

    It's his second late rewrite of the day after Uruguay's dramatic victory over Egypt.

    The results of the player rater for Morocco v Iran are in here.

    And you can watch highlights below.

    Cheers!

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018 highlights: Morocco 0-1 Iran
  2. Post update

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    That's almost it for this live text.

    But fear not, there is another game to come today and it's a big one.

    Join Stephan Shemilt here for Portugal v Spain in Sochi.

    Or while you're waiting for kick-off, you can also have a read of Patrick Jennings' fascinating piece on a tumultuous three days for Spain.

  3. Rate the players

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    You still just about got time to submit your player ratings for Iran's dramatic victory over Morocco.

    Head over here to do so.

    The final ratings will be available on the same page.

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  4. Watch: 95th minute own goal gives Iran win

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    And then there was this...

    Ehasan Haji Safi swings in a late free-kick (rather carelessly given away by Sofyan Amrabat) and Aziz Bouhaddouz belts a header into his own net under next to no pressure.

    Cue scenes.

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    Video caption: Morocco's Bouhaddouz scores 95th minute own goal to give Iran victory
  5. Watch: Iran's Beiranvand tips great strike wide

    And Alireza Beiranvand came to Iran's rescue again in the second half.

    This save on Hakim Ziyech was perhaps even better than his first...

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    Video caption: Iran's Beiranvand tips great strike wide
  6. Watch: Morocco denied by last-ditch Iran defending

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    This is about the closest Morocco came to scoring before the break, a nicely-worked set piece that ended up pinging around the area and falling to Medhi Benatia.

    But Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand was equal to his strike...

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    Video caption: 'Pinball in the Iranian box' - Morocco denied by last-ditch Iran defending
  7. Post update

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    Right, let's have a look back at the highlights of that one.

    Hint: There weren't many until that manic ending.

  8. Get Involved

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    Carpenterdf: ENOUGH WITH THE LAST MINUTE HEARTBREAK GOALS! IT'S ONLY THE SECOND DAY. I CAN'T TAKE IT

    Tom: So every game has had a 90 plus min goal so far? Looks like this World Cup is going to be fun!

  9. Post update

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    Just watching replays of that own goal again. It's an absolute bullet header from the striker. Right instincts at the other end, very much not in his own area.

    Hard to see a way through the group for Morocco now.

    Actually hard to see way through for Iran either. You'd fancy both Spain and Portugal to have too much for them.

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    Video caption: Morocco's Bouhaddouz scores 95th minute own goal to give Iran victory
  10. Post update

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    A stat courtesy of our friends at Opta...

    Aziz Bouhaddouz is the first substitute to score an own goal in a World Cup match since Petit for Portugal against Germany in July 2006.

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    Admiral: What is up with these North Africans and conceding late goals?

    Ross: Late, late drama in both games today. Winners for Uruguay in 89th and Iran in the 95th!

  12. Post update

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    I'm really not sure what to make of that one.

    Morocco looked a vastly superior team for the first 20 minutes before Iran had a couple of dangerous counter attacks just before the break.

    The second half was truly dreadful, more notable for its seemingly endless stoppages than any passages of football.

    And then that late bizarre own goal. World Cup football, eh?

  13. Rate the players

    Morocco 0-1 Iran

    Player rater graphic

    What a finish! Now, who was your man of the match? Rate the players out of 10 here.

  14. 'Iran celebrating like they have won the World Cup'

    FT: Morocco 0-1 Iran

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    Iran are celebrating like they have won the World Cup. They defended deep and they were dogged and determined. They probably didn't deserve to win but who cares.

    Morocco just didn't do enough and they ran out of ideas after a superb first 20 minutes.

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    James: I stand corrected, you don't need to beat the first defender to score. My apologies.

    Ben: The only thing poorer than this game was that header.

    Dave: Wow. As own goals go that was pretty spectacular!

  16. FULL-TIME

    Morocco 0-1 Iran

    And that is that.

    The referee blows his whistle. Iran boss Carlos Queiroz sinks to his knees.

    The Iranian bench stream onto the pitch in jubilant celebration.

    It's just Iran's second ever win at the World Cup. What a way to do it.

    Iran celebrate
  17. Post update

    Morocco 0-1 Iran

    Morocco look utterly bereft but they've got one last chance.

    Here comes the free-kick, no, it's poor and Alireza Beiranvand gathers.

    That should be that...

  18. 'Dreadful defending'

    Morocco 0-1 Iran

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    It was all about the delivery and it's a wonderful ball whipped in, but it is dreadful defending.