Both nations came in to the tournament with high hopes but for the Al-Suqour those dreams were smashed with a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of hosts Russia, followed by a more respectable 1-0 loss to Uruguay.
The Pharaohs were unlucky to lose their opening game to Uruguay, also 1-0, but there can be no excuses for their 3-1 capitulation to Russia in the second match.
Both teams head home on Tuesday but a win tonight in Volgograd would do so much to spirits within the team and back in their respective nations.
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Portugal currently lead the group on 4 points with Spain but Team Melli sit just one point back after their opening 1-0 victory over Morocco.
Depending on the other result in the group – when Spain meet Morocco – Iran may need a victory to take them into the knockout stages.
Will this encourage Iran coach Carlos Queiroz to throw away his usual caution and go all out for the win?
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Two of those matches, kicking off at 22:oo (UAE time) will sort out the myriad of permutations in Group B – Spain v Morocco in Kaliningrad and Iran v Portugal in Saransk.
At the moment Spain and Portugal lead the group on 4 points with Iran just one point back on 3. With the Group so tight even a one-goal loss for Spain and a one-goal win for Iran would see the mighty La Roja heading for home.
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