Portugal can wrap up a spot in the second round with a win over Iran. Portugal beat Angola in its opener, 1-0, while Iran lost to Mexico, 3-1. Mexico's tie with Angola yesterday put Portugal in a good spot and breathed some life into Iran's chances in Group D.
However, Portugal should have enough talent to get past Iran. But the Portuguese have been to know play to the level of their competition or below it as they did in 2002, when they lost to both the USA and Korea. If Iran pulls off the upset, all four teams will still be alive for the last match, which hasn't happened yet in Groups A through C.