Portugal and Iran to play the last group stage game of FIFA World Cup against each other. The Navigators are going through a decent run and they would like to continue it on the Asian side. Back to back appearances in the finals is making Iran better in every edition. The European Champions are well aware of their dominance in Asia. So Cristiano Ronaldo and the company need to put all that they have to collect three valuable points.
Portugal Vs Iran Indian Time [IST]
Attention all fans from India as this match is going to kick-off at 11:30 pm on 25 June 2018 [Monday] according to Indian Standard Time. The beautiful Saransk located Mordovia Arena will host this match. For hosting the matches of Football World Cup, the seating capacity of this Arena is increased to 44,442 from 28,000.
|Competition||FIFA World Cup 2018|
|Date||25 June 2018 [India]|
|Time||11:30 pm [IST]|
|Venue||Mordovia Arena, Saransk|
|Seating capacity||44,442 spectators|
|Round||Group stage [B]|
Telecast Channels in India
Being the official telecast partner of the FIFA World Cup matches, Sony Six and Sony Six HD will provide the live telecast to the Indian homes. If you want to watch it in Hindi commentary, switch to Sony Ten 3 which will be providing the live action in Hindi. See other broadcasters.
- Afghanistan: ATN
- Australia: SBS, Optus Sport
- Bermuda: BBC, DirecTV
- Brunei: Astro
- El Salvador: TCS, Sky
- Greece: ERT
- Iran: KAN, beIN Sports
- India: Sony Six, Sony Six HD
- Portugal: RTP, SIC, SporTV
- USA: fuboTV, Telemundo, Fox Sports 1
- UK: ITV, BBC
Portugal Vs Iran 2018 FWC Match Preview
Portugal and Spain are currently topping the group B of FIFA World Cup 2018 with 4 points each. Both teams played a draw against each other in their opener and then won their second game of the competition.
Portugal recently claimed all three points against Morocco with the only goal scored by their all-time top goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the joint top scorer of this competition with Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku.
The Navigators did play the last edition but it was a nightmare that Portugal would like to forget. They were knocked out from in group stage after a win, a draw, and a defeat. Despite that run, they bounced back within a year and lifted the first major trophy in 2016.
Iran failed to win a game in Brazil World Cup. Two defeats and a draw put them out of the tournament. This time, they are featured with two top European giants and Morocco.
Portugal played against Iran twice and won both matches. They have a perfect record against this Asian team. In the first meeting, Portugal confirmed a 3-0 clean sheet win followed by a 2-0 win in 2006. So the Navigators are looking strong against Iran.
Iran just had the start that they want for this World Cup. The Navigators also had a decent start with draw against Spain. Winning team will surely get a place in the round of 16.
Both teams last played against each other in the group stage game of the FIFA World Cup of 2002. Portugal secured a 2-0 win and the second goal was scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the only the active player in the squad who is again facing Iran in this World Cup.
Win against Morocco in the last World Cup match was Portugal’s first clean sheet victory since a goalless draw with Brazil in 2010 that ended a run of five matches.
Have you predicted the winner? If you’ve picked up Portugal as the winner, then you are one of 58% who predicted the same team. Yes, European champions have 58% chances of getting three points at the Mordovia Arena. Cristiano Ronaldo is the favorite to score at least one goal.
Our Prediction: Portugal 2 – Iran 1
Possible Starting Lineups
Portugal: Ali Beiranvand; Ehsan Haji Safi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Ramin Rezaeian, Majid Hosseini; Saeid Ezatolahi, Vahid Amiri, Omid Ebrahimi, Karim Ansarifard, Mehdi Taremi; Sardar Azmoun
Iran: Rui Patricio; Pepe, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro; Cedric Soares, William Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Joao Mario; Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo.