Iran grab late World Cup victory against Morocco

15 June 2018 - 19:06 By AFP
Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz scores an own goal past Munir Mohamedi for Iran's first goal.
Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz scores an own goal past Munir Mohamedi for Iran's first goal.
Image: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Iran were gifted a late 1-0 victory over Morocco in their opening World Cup match on Friday when Aziz Bouhaddouz headed into his own net five minutes into injury time.

The Group match B in Saint Petersburg had been heading for a goalless draw until Bouhaddouz’s unfortunate intervention as he tried to clear Ehsan Haji Safi’s cross but only directed it past his own goalkeeper.

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