Spain and Portugal can't afford to lose or they could miss out on the knockout stages from Group B. Uruguay beat Russia for Group A's top spot.
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A common theme has emerged between the World Cup favourites. All four have prioritised fast interplay over some unfashionable, old-school concepts.
Fernando Hierro says Spain can't afford to relax when it takes on a Morocco side that has already been eliminated from the tournament.
Diego Costa has always seemed an odd fit with Spain, a blunt instrument in a team full of scalpels, but he is very important in Russia.
Portugal and Spain's fate in the World Cup could go down to the luck of the draw if they finish with identical records in Group B.
Spain will be looking for their unlikely new World Cup figurehead Diego Costa to strike again against already eliminated Morocco on Monday.
The first World Cup matches of the day have provided some real eye-openers -- unless, of course, you're Koke.
Fernando Hierro was the accidental manager after Spain fired Julen Lopetegui but it's clear that he's working hard to make this his team.
Maradona said that although Real Madrid and Spain defender Ramos got more attention than Uruguay's Diego Godin, Godin was the better player.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz denied his players faked getting hurt during their defeat to Spain on Wednesday.
A member of the Iran national team staff was hospitalised Wednesday after the team was denied a goal after video review against Spain.
Spain have defended sloppily and struggled to establish a rhythm in two group-stage matches. Could their World Cup be over before it really begins?
Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro said he was happy with the narrow 1-0 defeat of Iran, while adding that people should recognize he's in charge now.
Isco was Spain's brightest player against Iran even as Fernando Hierro's side struggled their way to a 1-0 win.
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.
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.