Taremi's header sailed over harmlessly, however, leaving Spain to complete one of their tougher World Cup wins. The teams played to a draw in what was likely the best group-round game we'll see in the tournament.
78th minute, THROUGH PASS: Collects the ball with plenty of space down the left and finds Costa with a delicious ball around the corner of the Iran defence.
Spain will control possession and territory and create enough chances for Diego Costa or one of his fellow attackers to finish.
And this was during a defensive stalemate, before their game against Spain turned into an absolute batty defeat-complete with an oddball goal, a whistled off equalizer and even a somersault.
For the most part Iran did exactly those "super things" on Wednesday, as they dug deep, held firm and limited Spain's flow of chances.
Queiroz had no doubt about the size of the task facing his side when he spoke to the global media on Tuesday, accepting "Iran don't have supermen like Spain, but we can do super things" as he plotted the unlikely downfall of a team battling suggestions of crisis. Iran adopted a more adventurous approach in attack, now that they needed to score at least one of their own.
54th minute, INVOLVED IN GOAL: For all Spain's tiki-taka football, the nature of the opener was ugly as Silva fed Iniesta with a throughball and Costa's deflected effort found the net.
Fernando Hierro, installed as Spain manager two days before the World Cup started, knows his side will reach the knockout stage if they beat Morocco on Monday.
The stakes were high, and Iran continued to the threaten heavily favored Spain for the rest of the match, but couldn't break through. Spain lack width - Spain have often lacked width - but no longer have a midfield able to prevent opponents from having the ball, so need to score more goals.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz did not reveal the identity of the person, who felt ill after referee Andres Cunha disallowed Saeid Ezatolahi's goal.
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