Cristiano Ronaldo takes Golden Boot lead as Spain survive scare

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Ronaldo surpassed Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe´s all-time leading scorer with 85 worldwide goals as Portugal moved top of Group B ahead of Spain´s game against Iran in Kazan.

Several fans took to Twitter today after Ronaldo turned up to the Portugal-Morocco game with his new beard, and claimed there was more to it than just facial hair.

Portugal ended up winning the game 1-0 and Cristiano scored the only goal.

Spain could not managed to get a second despite their best efforts while Iran nearly scored an equaliser when Mehdi's powerful header hit the crossbar.

Despite their battling display, Morocco will rue the unforgivable defending that made all their subsequent good work irrelevant.

Group B at the 2018 FIFA Men's World Cup in Russian Federation has the potential to get real weird. As Iran showed in a spirited 1-0 loss to Spain, they won't back down easily.

The Portuguese is now only behind Ali Daei of Iran, on 109 goals, in the global all-time scoring charts.

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Ronaldo's header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at this year's tournament, and his 85th for his country.

Thankfully, there's plenty more matches left to be played.

With three points from two matches, Iran still have a chance of qualifying if they can get a result against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Monday.

Diego Costa scored a lucky goal in the 54th minute, getting a favourable bounce off a defender's leg. They simply lacked the quality in the final third to score.

There is even the possibility that Spain qualify while losing to Morocco, but for this to occur they would need Iran to beat Portugal and for them to have a worse goal difference.

Van Marwijk maintains any of the 23 players in his Australian squad are a chance of starting against Denmark in Samara on Thursday. "I think we are ranked 41st now." said the Frenchman, who took over in February 2016.

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