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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.

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17:58

TWO DOWN, ONE TO GO 
There's one more World Cup match today, and it's Ghana-USA in Group G. Can they bring back the goals? #Joinin at the Global Stadium to find out!

17:55
Iran
IranIRN
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA

Statistics

Ball possession

36%
64%
18Fouls Committed16
3Attempts On Target6
7Shots10
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
17:55

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41Goals so far
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IRN0-0NGA
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17:52
MIKEL
NigeriaNGA
Midfielder

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED93TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR1SHOTS
17:50
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: We've been spoiled with goals at this World Cup so far and it was only a matter of time before we had our first goalless encounter. In truth, neither Iran or Nigeria did enough to earn the three points, with clear-cut chances in this match few and far between. 

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.

The corner is lifted to the back post from the Nigeria right and Ameobi powers a header at goal, but it's cleared away byPooladi as it looks to be going on target.

17:48
90'+MEHRDAD (Iran) blocks the shot.

Musa gets to the byline on the left-hand side and chips to the back post, Ameobi is waiting but it's deflected wide.

17:48
90'+AMEOBI (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.

Man of the Match

Midfielder

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Iran
IranIRN
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
(GK)
(GK)(C)
89'
(C)
52'
29'
69'
73'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
89'
29'
73'
69'
52'
CoachCoach
Carlos QUEIROZ (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

  • --Temperature
  • --Wind
  • --Humidity

Officials

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

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