Late World Cup Winners Galore

Uruguay left it late to snatch victory against Egypt on day 2 of this year’s World Cup competition, but Iran left it even later, scoring in the 95th minute to seal their first victory at a World Cup since 1998 when they beat the USA.

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The Iranians stole a dramatic late win thanks to an Aziz Bouhaddouz own goal. In doing so, the unlucky Moroccan became the first substitute to score an own goal at a World Cup since Petit for Portugal versus Germany back in July 2006.

Earlier in the day, a powerful header by Jose Gimenez in the 89th minute broke the deadlock after a stubborn resistance by Egypt.

Today’s results leave World Cup hosts Russia top of Group A, while Iran take an early lead in Group B, at least until the result of Portugal vs Spain is known. Spain are favourites to win (1.98 at the time of writing) despite sacking their manager on the eve of the tournament.

 

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