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Ricardo Quaresma put Portugal in front with a sensational goal at the end of the first half.

Portugal progressed to the World Cup knockout stages after drawing with Iran in a game full of VAR controversy.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for Portugal and was shown a yellow card after a lengthy VAR review for a possible red card.

Spain won the group on goals scored as Portugal were held to a 1-1 draw by Iran – but had a tough night.

Iago Aspas scored a stoppage-time equaliser – with the aid of VAR – as Spain scraped an unconvincing draw with Morocco to top Group B and secure a last-16 tie against World Cup hosts Russia.

It was a much improved performance by Colombia following the disappointing 2-1 defeat by Japan

Radamel Falcao scored his first World Cup goal as Colombia got their tournament in Russia up and running with an impressive victory that ended a lacklustre Poland side’s hopes of reaching the last 16.

Japan were level before half-time through Takashi Inui’s lovely curling finish, before Yuya Osako hit the crossbar.

Japan and Senegal remain well placed to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup – and a last-16 date with England or Belgium – after an entertaining draw in Ekaterinburg.

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