Bouhaddouz own goal hands Iran late victory over Morocco

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Moroccan worldwide player Aziz Bouhaddouz apologized to Moroccans after he mistakenly scored an own goal Friday at the Atlas Lions' opening game in the World Cup, says Le Matin. On the eve of Friday's match, the 25-year-old was even urged by Morocco coach Herve Renard to make a dream move come true. Two of them gave us the outcome in stoppage time, and, in conclusion, Spain and Portugal made a real Thriller. A couple of teams don't want to play against us. In five visits now, Morocco have never won their first World Cup.

Talking about Morocco, Queiroz said that it is a great team, with "very good players and they are very well prepared".

"Morocco are a great team with great players and they are one of the favourites to move through to the second round, alongside Portugal and Spain".

The Islamic republic is thought to be the only country in the world that refuses to allow fans to gather in open public spaces for the World Cup, possibly due to opposition to the idea of men and women watching together.

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Iran have been forced to find a different supplier for their team's footwear at the World Cup after Nike announced their decision to end their deal with Iran following the imposition of USA sanctions against the country. Despite his controversial score against his own team, Aziz Bouhaddouz can count on the support of his fans, and moreover, on the surprising support of some members of Iran's 2018 World Cup team.

"We have been drawn in the toughest group in the World Cup".

"Since we were able to create panic in their defensive line the game changed", he said.

"We concede they are favourites, but we don't tolerate anybody telling us we are not capable to win". Spain, who claimed three goals against the Portuguese team, will be Morocco's final opponent in the first round, on June 25. "I think if I would have come to this press conference with a draw I would also have been disappointed given how the game played out".

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