The second day of World Cup action will bring one of the most anticipated games of the opening round: Spain against Portugal in a match of two teams trying to bring the focus back to soccer.
Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz scores an own goal in stoppage time to gift Iran a 1-0 victory in St Petersburg.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco have fallen to an injury-time defeat to Iran in Africa's second match at the ongoing Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.
However, it added stadium officials were working to get permits for Iran's remaining group stage matches against Spain and Portugal.
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U.S. sanctions mean that, as a United States company, Nike can not supply shoes to players in the Iranian National team at this time.
Yet, even before a ball had been kicked, there was a palpable air of excitement and anticipation as hordes of the Iranian faithful descended on the magnificent Saint-Petersburg Stadium, which only opened its doors a year ago.
Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iranian women have been banned from attending football matches and other male-only sporting events.
Iran have stolen a dramatic 1-0 victory over Morocco in Saint Petersburg, claiming three points with a final minute own goal off the head of Aziz Bouhaddouz.
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.
"That is something that unfortunately this brand did and, well, it's their responsibility to do such a thing but the image they have [projected] at least for 80 million people in Iran is not a really nice image". There were no women on it.