Isco was Spain's brightest player against Iran even as Fernando Hierro's side struggled their way to a 1-0 win.
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Fortune shined on Spain as a fluke goal gifted them a 1-0 win over Iran and put La Roja on the verge of moving to the World Cup's knockout stage.
Spain battled to a nervy 1-0 victory against Iran with Diego Costa registering the only goal in their second Group B match on Wednesday.
KAZAN, Russia, June 20 (Reuters) - Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal
Spain defender Dani Carvajal has been recalled for Wednesday's World Cup match against Iran.
VAR has been one of the biggest success stories of the welcoming, wonderful. World Cup in Russia.
Spain play Iran looking for their first win. Uruguay are through and Saudi Arabia are out, while Portugal top Group B after beating Morocco.
Costa played twice for Brazil in 2013 before deciding to represent Spain the following year.
You can be as slick as you want, have all the stars you like, but one slip in the group stages can prove costly in the World Cup.
David De Gea has been in fine form and he's focused on delivering Spain another World Cup. So his error vs. Portugal came as a such a shock.
The favourites have started slowly and shown some flaws, while the so-called lesser nations have proved they can compete in Russia.
Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still there.
Spain coach Fernando Hierro has given David de Gea his full backing ahead of Wednesday's World Cup Group B encounter against Iran.
Challenge after challenge tested Spain but they showed that they can still play and, more importantly, they remain together.
Manchester United fans didn't mind David De Gea making a huge error against Portugal -- anything to dissuade Real Madrid from making a move for him.
Spain defender Gerard Pique has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of habitually "throwing himself to the ground" after Friday's thrilling 3-3 draw.
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