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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final, Spain vs Iran, Football Match Result: La Roja beat Iran to book semis spot

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 quarter-final, Spain vs Iran, Football Match Result: La Roja beat Iran to book semis spot

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Oct 22, 2017 - 19:02 (IST)

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Fulltime. Spain 3-1 Iran

Spain have put in a professional performance tonight to book their spot in the semi-finals of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Goals from Abel Ruiz, Sergio Gomez and Ferran Torres sealed Iran's fate in spite of their consolation goal through substitute Karimi.

Spain will face Mali in the semi-finals in a mouthwatering battle of the continental champions from Europe and Africa.

That's it from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium which witnessed it's final FIFA U-17 World Cup game today, amidst enthusiastic crowd support even in the sapping humidity of Kochi.

Oct 22, 2017 - 18:52 (IST)

90+2` Spain 3-1 Iran

Iran are defending desperately as Spain keep looking for a late goal. Not much went according to plan tonight for the Asian nation, but they will take heart from their overall performance in the World Cup, as the last standing Asian nation is all set to get eliminated.

Oct 22, 2017 - 18:47 (IST)

87` Spain 3-1 Iran

With three minutes plus stoppage time to play, Spain are circulating the ball at their own pace, shutting Iran out of the game. A flurry of corners in Spain's favour also has pegged Iran back into their own half as the Iranian players look short of ideas to change the course of the game this late in the match.

Oct 22, 2017 - 18:43 (IST)

83` Spain 3-1 Iran

Antonio Blanco's substitution has allowed Iran to get a foothold into the midfield battle, with Fernandez finally being called into action after Sayyad's excellent work down the right flank.

Oct 22, 2017 - 18:37 (IST)

76` Spain 3-1 Iran

Another good opportunity spurned by Abel Ruiz. Good work from the substitute Jose Lara who cuts it back to Ruiz from the touchline. With all the time in the world for him to take a touch and pick his pot, Ruiz side foots it wide of goal. 

Oct 22, 2017 - 18:33 (IST)

72` Spain 3-1 Iran

That's an uncharacteristic miss from Abel Ruiz. Gholam Zadeh gets a weak hand on Miranda's cross. Ruiz, with an empty goal in front of him, can only slice it beyond the post. 

Oct 22, 2017 - 18:31 (IST)

69` GOAL! Saeid Karimi scores! Spain 3-1 Iran

Saied Karimi, the substitute gets one back for Iran with twenty minutes to play with literally Iran's first real chance of the game. As the Iran manager glances towards his watch, Spain will look to avoid any further errors at the back while there is a palpable feeling around the stadium that this game is far from being over.

Preview: Iran are expected to face an uphill task as they aim to keep their history-making run going against formidable Spain in a quarter-final clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi on Sunday.

The only Asian team still left standing in the competition, Iran have won all four of their games so far, averaging three goals per match in the process.

On Sunday however, the Asian powerhouse will have to be at their very best in order to keep that record intact.

Much like their senior team, the Spanish youngsters have an exciting possession-based game. They had started their campaign with a narrow loss to Brazil in Group D, but have steadily improved since then.

The Spaniards are familiar with this venue, having played three of their four games so far in Kochi.

They were impressive in their last match, where they beat France playing attractive football. A similar performance on Sunday may land them in the semi-finals.

Iran however, have been impressive. They had thrashed much-fancied Germany 4-0 in the group stages and their performance so far has prompted many to brand them as the dark horses of this tournament.

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