We brought prestige to the World Cup, he said.
If Portugal won, it would finish first.
"We don´t think we have a foot and a half in the last 16 and this is a good thing", Pepe said.
After Alireza Beiranvand saved a penalty from Ronaldo in a 1-1 draw with Portugal, the Iranians almost scored a victor deep into stoppage time.
Schmeichel believes that Ronaldo played in this match bad, and yellow card made him a happy man.
Rallies today throughout the Bay Area protesting separation of families
The rally there began with drums and a reminder that the stories of most people who live in this country began somewhere else. In Los Angeles, Angelica Salas said she has been marching to fix the immigration system for almost two decades.
The call, it can be assumed, was not welcome by Morocco's players, who got into a scuffle with Spain players after the fact, yet the goal stood, which secured the point for Spain.
He said: The reality is you stop the game for VAR and there is an elbow.
Firstly the VAR officials were wrong in referring it to the referee who inexplicably awarded a spot-kick.
Former England worldwide and current BBC pundit Alan Shearer has taken to Twitter to vent his frustrations with VAR after controversy reigned during Portugal's clash with Iran on Monday evening.
LeBron James declines option, will become free agent
It was the decision everyone was waiting for as free agency approached, and now LeBron James has made his latest decision. One implication of James opting out is that it likely removes Houston as a possible destination.
Santos attempted to relieve some of the burden on Ronaldo by aligning Andre Silva alongside the Portugal captain in attack, with Ricardo Quaresma also handed his first World Cup start.
Going back to the story about my daughter yesterday, I need to know if I am a grandfather or not. It could easily have been ruled a red, but Caceres is standing there staring at a monitor, knowing that the red would not only have left Portugal down a man for the remainder of the match, but would have kept one of the game's biggest stars out of his country's next match.
All of a sudden, VAR had been revealed to be just like any other replay system: a process meant to reduce the number of controversies by correcting human error was now only adding to the controversies because there was still human judgment involved.
Not surprisingly, Portugal coach Fernando Santos agreed that Ronaldo did not deserve red.
Was the loss to Belgium a reality check for England?
Having largely had the best chances of the game so far, Belgium appeared set to take things down a notch in the second-half. That meant Gareth Southgate's side finished second and they play Group H winners Colombia on Tuesday (7pm).