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Match summary

Goals dry up as Iran, Nigeria draw

Group F hopefuls Iran and Nigeria produced the first goalless draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Curitiba, in a game short on thrills and clear chances but not lacking in endeavour from either side.

Match Highlights

Quotes

“The fans didn’t see any goals but sometimes intensity, togetherness, focus and team spirit can make for an interesting spectacle,” Carlos Queiroz, Iran coach

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17:50
The final whistle sounds.
17:50
90'+AMIRHOSSEIN (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:49
90'+OMERUO (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on REZA (Iran).
17:49
90'+MUSA (Nigeria) takes a corner kick.
17:48
90'+MEHRDAD (Iran) blocks the shot.
17:48
90'+AMEOBI (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
17:48
90'+MIKEL (Nigeria) takes a corner kick.
17:47
89' MASOUD. SH (in) comes off the bench to replace KH. HEYDARI (out) (Iran)
17:46
89'ANDRANIK (Iran) commits a foul.
17:45
87'A. HAGHIGHI (Iran) blocks the shot.
17:45
87'AMEOBI (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
17:43
86'REZA (Iran) commits a foul.
17:41
83'ANDRANIK (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:40
83'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) illegally handles the ball.
17:39
81'ANDRANIK (Iran) sees an effort go off target.

Man of the Match

Midfielder
SSI Err

Line-ups

Iran
IranIRN
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
(GK)
(GK)(C)
89'
7
10
(C)
11
52'
29'
16
15
69'
73'
17
22
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
16
(GK)
22
(GK)
21
(GK)
89'
2
29'
73'
10
69'
17
19
20
23
52'
CoachCoach
Carlos QUEIRÓS (POR)Stephen KESHI (NGA)

Match Facts

Curitiba

The city of Curitiba is one of the finest examples of a bulky economic and industrial development carried out with responsibility and organisation.

Arena da Baixada

  • Stadium nameArena da Baixada
  • CityCuritiba
  • Year constructed1914
  • Overall capacity39631

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 21° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 68 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Carlos VERA
    Ecuador
    EcuadorECU
  • Assistant Referee 1: Christian LESCANO (ECU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Byron ROMERO (ECU)
  • Fourth official: Wilmar ROLDAN (COL)