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They netted a total of eight goals in winning the World Cup in South Africa eight years ago, but they will need to pass the ball quicker and stretch teams more readily if they are to have a chance of emulating their achievements of 2010 in Russian Federation.

Queiroz said he was proud of the performance of his players and insisted they will continue to confound expectations as they head into their final group game against Portugal.

While only one of them was a clear-cut opportunity Silva dropped deeper after the break and looked to gather the ball further away from goal.

Diego Costa was the star against Portugal with a brace, but Iran are likely to be rather more compact than the European champions. It was a defense-first game, with only a single goal scored throughout.

55' - GOAL! Iran 0-1 Spain (Costa) Silva drives at the Iran defence and feeds Costa who, back to goal, swivels with the ball as Ramin comes in, deflects the ball back against Costa and the ball shoots past Beiranvand!

They have yet to score a goal off their own boot this tournament and fans will have torn their hair out after Mehdi Taremi headed over the bar from six yards out in the 82nd minute.

There were times, in this contest, that you felt he needed to bring a bit more pace and zip to his end product and passing and lead by example with Iniesta's natural decline in the final third and Isco's quiet display.

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In the end, Iran were just unable to get the goal that would have earned them one of the surprises of the tournament, and will now need to get a result against Portugal on Monday if they are to reach the Round of 16. The Iranians are doing everything they could to save themselves from conceding.

Iranian defender Milan Mohammadi taking the throw against Spain.

- Diego Costa has scored eight goals in his last eight global starts for Spain - he scored with both of his shots on target in their 3-3 draw with Portugal.

Costa's initial strike was blocked but the ball bounced back off him to give La Roja a hard fought win.

The win puts Spain level with Portugal in group B and ensures that qualification for the knockout stages will go to the last game with three sides in contention.

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