Iran grab late World Cup victory against Morocco

Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz scores an own goal past Munir Mohamedi for Iran's first goal.
Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz scores an own goal past Munir Mohamedi for Iran's first goal.
Image: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Iran were gifted a late 1-0 victory over Morocco in their opening World Cup match on Friday when Aziz Bouhaddouz headed into his own net five minutes into injury time.

The Group match B in Saint Petersburg had been heading for a goalless draw until Bouhaddouz’s unfortunate intervention as he tried to clear Ehsan Haji Safi’s cross but only directed it past his own goalkeeper.

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