FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal held by Iran after Ronaldo misses penalty

WION Web Team Russia Jun 26, 2018, 02.04 AM(IST)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a game against Iran Photograph:( AFP )

Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B game on Monday after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty.

The European champions, needing a draw to qualify, went ahead with a stunning Ricardo Quaresma goal in the 45th minute.

Ronaldo had a chance to extend the lead when he won a penalty in the 51st minute but Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand dived to his left to save it. 

Karim Ansarifard equalised with a stoppage-time penalty awarded after a video review. 

However, Portugal clung on to finish second in the group with five points behind Spain, who drew 2-2 with Morocco and will meet Uruguay in the last 16.