KRATOVO Russia (Xinhua)
-- Portugal are feeling on edge ahead of
their crucial final World Cup group match against Iran on Monday,
defender Ruben Dias said on Saturday.
champions drew 3-3 with Spain in their first match before beating
Morocco 1-0 on Wednesday.
They can finish top of Group B if they defeat Iran in Saransk,
pending the result of Spain’s clash with Morocco on the same day.
"Anxiety exists because it’s a World Cup and we are European
champions and we want to get through the group and go as far as
possible," Dias told a news conference at Portugal’s training base.
"But it’s all relative.
"We have really good players and we all have the same objective.
"Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want ... but it’s a
Iran sends policemen to Russia
to serve nationals during World Cup
TEHRAN Iran (Xinhua) --
Iran has sent five police officers to Russia to serve
Iranian nationals during the ongoing World Cup football
competitions, Tasnim news agency reported Saturday.
"Our colleagues went to Russia prior to the start of the games
and will be present in the country during the tournament," Hadi
Shirzad, head of the Iranian police international department, told
The forces dispatched to Russia are fluent in English and fully
acquainted with police and security issues, Shirzad was quoted as
He said Iranian fans in Russia can contact the officers in case
they face any accidents or emergency situations.