Moroccan player heads the ball into his own net in stoppage time, giving his team a heartbreaking loss to Iran

  • Iran beat Morocco, 1-0, in the World Cup on Friday after a Moroccan player scored an own goal in stoppage time.
  • Striker Aziz Bouhaddouz buried a header off a corner kick in the 94th minute.
  • The result may crush Morocco’s chances in the World Cup, as Iran represented what should be the easiest opponent in its group.

Morocco handed Iran a stunning 1-0 win in stoppage time in the World Cup on Friday when striker Aziz Bouhaddouz headed the ball into his own net off a corner kick.

Iran earned the corner in the 94th minute with both teams scoreless. Bouhaddouz leaped toward the ball but ended up burying it in his own net.

Heartbreaking for the Moroccans.

Morocco’s World Cup dreams may already be over, barring an unexpected result. It still has to face Spain and Portugal, the two favourites to advance in its group.

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