Iran have to beat Portugal to reach the last 16 but they will take heart from the loss to Spain as they played well on the whole, and they will also take positives from how Morocco played and troubled the Portuguese.
Cheshmi will miss the rest of the tournament so Hosseini will continue in central defence but Quieroz has no new injury concerns here and despite various players being one booking away from suspension, Queiroz will not make changes and will likely repeat the same 11.
Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1):
Rezaeian, Hosseini, Pouraliganji, Hajsafi
Taremi, Amiri, Ebrahimi, Ansarifard
Portugal come into this game knowing that a draw will suffice in seeing them qualify for the knockout phase but they will play to win in what is a tight group.
They have two doubts with Joao Moutinho picking up a virus and Guerreiro sustaining a leg injury and both have missed training time, but it is expected both should be fine to start as Manuel Fernandes and Mario Rui are on standby.
Fernando Santos will not make any wholesale changes but there is a chance of a couple of changes with Bruno Fernandes and Andre Silva possibly coming into the side.
Predicted line-up (4-4-2):
Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro
Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Joao Mario
Cristiano Ronaldo, Goncalo Guedes
Doubtful: Joao Moutinho, Guerreiro
This will not be an easy game for Portugal and they will have to raise their performance from the Morocco game. Iran and Queiroz are clever competitors and will test Portugal, but one would expect Cristiano Ronaldo to take advantage when Iran have to leave spaces and attack as the game progresses.
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