June 18, 2018 / 3:00 PM / 8 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Iran v Spain factbox

KAZAN, Russia, June 18 (Reuters) - Iran play Spain in a World Cup Group B match on Wednesday:

Where: Kazan Arena

Capacity: 42,873

When: Wednesday June 20, 21:00 local (1800 GMT/1400 ET)

Key stats:

* Spain opened their campaign with a thrilling 3-3 draw against neighbours Portugal in Sochi on Friday

* Iran benefited from a late own goal by Morocco to get their World Cup off to a winning start in St Petersburg

* Spain are unbeaten in 21 matches going back to their loss to Italy at Euro 2016

* Iran were the first Asian team to qualify for the World Cup, going unbeaten in 18 games and conceding only five goals

* Iran striker Sardar Azmoun has played his club football in Russia since 2013 and last year rejoined Rubin Kazan for a second spell

* Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was in charge of Spanish giants Real Madrid for the 2003-4 season

Previous meetings: The teams have never played at full international level

Spain beat Iran 3-1 at the under-17 World Cup in India last year (Compiled by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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