0127 GMT November 24, 2017
It was the Spaniards who dominated proceedings from the kickoff, with Abel Ruiz putting them ahead before the quarter-hour mark, fifa.com reported.
The Spainish captain drove his shot past Iran’s goalkeeper Ali Gholamzadeh on a rebound to give his team the lead.
La Rojita nearly doubled the advantage, but Gholamzadeh made a superb save to deny Cesar Gelabert at his feet, with the ball flying over the Iran crossbar.
Any hopes Iran had of a comeback ended on the hour mark, as Sergio Gomez scored a fantastic goal when he took a Ferran Torres pass before turning and beating Iran’s keeper with long-distance strike off his left foot.
Torres then added a third goal when he finished off Mohamed Moukliss’s low cross.
Saeid Karimi pulled a goal back for Iran which proved to be too little, too late as Spain held on to secure its spot in the last four and a meeting with Mali on Wednesday.