3 things we learnt from Iran’s win over Morocco

Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal as Iran handed Morocco a 1-0 win in their opening group B game on Friday.

Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal as Iran handed Morocco a 1-0 win in their opening group B game on Friday.

These are three things we learnt from the game.

1. Friday wasn’t good for African countries

Friday, June 15 wasn’t good for African countries at the World Cup as both Egypt and Morocco lost their games.

Despite playing well, Morocco and Egypt both conceded late goals to finish Friday without any point.

2. Impressive Morocco

Despite the 1-0 loss, Morocco were very impressive in the game and unplayable for the large part.

Morocco had a blistering first half an hour, during which their zip and zest made them virtually unplayable. But Hakim Ziyach, Ayoub El Kaabi and Mehdi Benatia all failed to capitalise.

At the end of the game, they led in possession, shot on and off targets.

3. First coach scuffle

Iran and Morocco coaches Carlos Queiroz and Herve Renard became the first coaches to have a scuffle at the 2018 World Cup.

The coaches were involved in a touchline scuffle which was quickly resolved.

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