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Portugal 2-0 Iran
Saturday, 17 June 2006




An Iran fan

Iranian fans arrive in Frankfurt hoping their side can pull off a surprise against Group D favourites Portugal

Portugal fans prepare in Frankfurt

These colourful Portugal fans are hoping that their side can continue their positive start to the tournament

Nuno Valente and Teymourian tussle for possession

Andranik Teymourian and Nuno Valente keep a close eye on the ball during the opening stages at the Commerzbank Arena

Figo and Madanchi in action in Frankfurt

Luis Figo of Portugal and Iran's Mehrzad Madanchi are also in determined mood during a lively opening to the match

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo tumbles over the challenge of Mohammad Nosrati as he tries to unlock a stubborn Iranian defence

Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari

Portugal head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari shows his concern as Iran continue to frustrate his side during a goalless first half

Deco is congratulated by team-mates

Deco is mobbed by his team-mates as the diminutive midfielder puts his country ahead with a blistering strike

Ronaldo shows his delight

The celebrations continue for Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty earns them a 2-0 victory

Portugal qualify for the second round following victory over Iran

Portugal fans will need to extend their stay in Germany as their team's place in the second round is now guaranteed

A young Iran fan shows her dismay in Frankfurt

Meanwhile, Iran's hopes of qualification are now over following their second defeat of the competition



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