In the town of Sesena in Spain, residents have been told to stay indoors and keep their windows closed. A massive fire at an illegal rubbish dump near the town prompted the public health warning on Friday.
Spain knocked on the door for almost an hour before finally finding the net against Iran. The underdogs even thought they had equalized, but the flag was up for offside.
A stunning late freekick earned Portugal a point against rivals Spain and completed Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick. But that was only one moment in an incredible game that really got the World Cup started.
Spain's reliance on a lucky goal to edge past Iran continued a pattern of labored displays from the pre-World Cup favorites. With the odd exception, the top teams have not been firing on all cylinders. DW takes a look.
The Spanish football association has fired the coach of its national team. The move comes just hours after Real Madrid announced that it had hired Julen Lopetegui as their next head coach.
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