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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
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Nigeria
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Statistics

Ball possession

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

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17:52
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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.
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.

Ambrose lifts a ball to the back post and Ameobi rises highest, but his looping header is easily claimed by Haghighi.

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.

Pooladi cuts in from the Iran left and Teymourian hits from the edge of the box, but it's mishit and goes wide.

17:37
79'OSHANIWA (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:34
76'A. HAGHIGHI (Iran) blocks the shot.

Onazi collects the ball from the free kick and hits a side-footed effort from distance, but it's very tame and doesn't trouble the Iranian stopper.

17:34
76'ONAZI (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
17:33

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17:33
75' ANDRANIK (Iran) is booked by the referee.
17:33
75'ANDRANIK (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:32
74'REZA (Iran) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ONAZI (Nigeria).
17:31
73' ALIREZA (in) comes off the bench to replace DEJAGAH (out) (Iran)
17:28
70'AMEOBI (Nigeria) commits a foul.

CHANCE! Ameobi tries to get on the edge of a deep cross into the box, but he impedes the Iranian defender and the effort wouldn't have counted anyway.

17:27
69' ODEMWINGIE (in) comes off the bench to replace AZEEZ (out) (Nigeria)

Along with the other Nigerian substitute Yobo, Odemwingie was another player who made an unexpected return to recent Nigerian squads and made the final 23. 

17:26
69'MUSA (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
17:25
68'ANDRANIK (Iran) commits a foul.
17:25
67'REZA (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:24
67'REZA (Iran) sees an effort go off target.
17:24

The game is experiencing something of a lull, neither side is keeping hold of the ball and both teams are failing to retain possession.

17:23
66'EMENIKE (Nigeria) commits a foul.
17:23
65'DEJAGAH (Iran) swings in the corner.
17:22
64'J. NEKOUNAM (Iran) blocks the shot.
17:22
64'MIKEL (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
17:21
63'ANDRANIK (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:20
63'REZA (Iran) sees an effort go off target.

Ghoochannejhad cuts in on his left foot, gets his head up and tries a shot from all of 40 yards, but it's tame and doesn't trouble Enyeama.

17:19
61' (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
17:19
61'HAJI SAFI (Iran) sees his effort hit the target.
17:18
60'REZA (Iran) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OSHANIWA (Nigeria).
17:16
58'EMENIKE (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
17:14
56'OSHANIWA (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:12
54'AZEEZ (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
17:10
52'MEHRDAD (Iran) commits a foul.
17:10
52' AMEOBI (in) comes off the bench to replace MOSES (out) (Nigeria)

The long-time Newcastle United forward, who was released by the English Premier League side before the finals, has entered the fray.

17:08
51'YOBO (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:08
50'REZA (Iran) sees an effort go off target.

Ghoochannejhad cuts in onto his left foot and tries to curl one towards goal, but it's wide of Enyeama's right-hand post.

17:07
49'MUSA (Nigeria) commits a foul.
17:06
48'MOSES (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
17:05
47'MONTAZERI (Iran) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OSHANIWA (Nigeria).
17:04
47'ONAZI (Nigeria) commits a foul.
17:04
46'MIKEL (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
17:04
46'ANDRANIK (Iran) sees his effort hit the target.
17:03
The second half kicks off.

Iran get us underway for the second period.

16:57

STAT ATTACK: 
This is the 2nd match at the 2014 finals with a 0-0 score at halftime. In the previous match an African team was also involved: Cameroon against Mexico. The Mexicans won that match 1-0.

16:55

DID YOU KNOW? 
Nigeria have only scored in the first half in one of their last seven matches.

16:52

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16:48

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16:47
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Statistics

Ball possession

36%
64%
6Fouls Committed7
1Attempts On Target2
1Shots5
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
16:47
The referee brings the first half to an end.

HALF TIME: It's been an even opening period, with neither side able to create too many clear-cut opportunities. Ghoochannejhad had the best chance of the first period, forcing Enyeama into a superb save. Can these sides continue the remarkable scoring streak at Brazil 2014?

16:46
45'+MUSA (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on J. NEKOUNAM (Iran).
16:43
43'ANDRANIK (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:40
40'EMENIKE (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.

The Nigerian No9 cuts in from the left and hits towards goal, but it's a scuffed shot and doesn't trouble Haghighi.

16:39
16:38
39'ONAZI (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
16:36
37'REZA (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:36
36'MIKEL (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DEJAGAH (Iran).
16:33
34'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.

GREAT SAVE! After good work by Teymourian leads to a corner for Iran, Dejagah whips the set-piece in and Ghoochannejhad heads towards goal. The Lille keeper is down in a flash to keep it out.

16:33
34'REZA (Iran) sees his effort hit the target.
16:33
34'DEJAGAH (Iran) swings in the corner.
16:32
32'DEJAGAH (Iran) is ruled offside.
16:31
32'MIKEL (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:31
31'MUSA (Nigeria) takes a corner kick.
16:30
31'A. HAGHIGHI (Iran) blocks the shot.

CLOSE! Musa catches everyone in the stadium out with a deceptive whipped free kick from the Nigerian left. Haghighi recovers in time to push the ball wide.

16:30
31'MUSA (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
16:29
30'MONTAZERI (Iran) commits a foul.
16:29
29' YOBO (in) comes off the bench to replace OBOABONA (out) (Nigeria)

The former Everton man enters the field to win his 99th cap for his country. He replaces Oboabona, who hasn't recovered from that earlier awkward fall.

16:27

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16:24

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16:21
22'MOSES (Nigeria) illegally handles the ball.
16:21

Oboabona goes up for a header and lands a little awkwardly. He goes to stand up after the fall, but stops and sits on the turf. He leaves the field on a stretcher and is receiving treatment.

16:19
19'REZA (Iran) commits a foul.
16:18
19'OBOABONA (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:16
16'REZA (Iran) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MIKEL (Nigeria).
16:16

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16:13
13'MIKEL (Nigeria) commits a foul.
16:08
9'ONAZI (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.

JUST WIDE! The ball breaks to Onazi on the edge of the penalty area, but his side-footed effort goes past the post.

16:07
7'MIKEL (Nigeria) commits a foul.
16:07
7'MOSES (Nigeria) swings in the corner.

IN THE NET! But it doesn't count. Musa is adjudged to have fouled the Iranian keeper and it's ruled out.

16:07

GREAT STOP! Emenike cuts in on the Nigerian left and hits a right-footed cross into the penalty area. Musa is arriving but a wonderful defensive tackle by Pooladi cuts it out.

16:02
3'A. HAGHIGHI (Iran) blocks the shot.

Moses cuts inside from the Nigerian left and hits a pop shot from the edge of the box, but it's comfortable for Haghighi.

16:02
3'MOSES (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
16:00
1'DEJAGAH (Iran) commits a foul.
16:00
The match kicks off.

We're underway in Curitiba, with both sides looking for their first World Cup win since 1998.

16:00

Nigeria, are the second-youngest squad at the tournament (25 Years, 5 Months, 12 Days) behind Ghana and seven of their starting XI are under the age of 24. Kenneth Omeruo, the youngest player in Group F, starts in the centre of defence.

Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
Defender
  • 17International Caps
  • 185Centimeters
  • Date of Birth17 Oct 1993
  • Current clubMiddlesbrough FC (ENG)
15:57

'Arise, O Compatriots' now rings out around the Estadio das Dunas in Natal and the Nigerians, led by their captain Vincent Enyeama, sing passionately.

15:55

The Iranian anthem begins to play. The stadium stands and the Iranian players sing along.

15:54

The FIFA anthem plays as the two sides walk out on to the pitch, and we're almost ready for the national anthems.

15:51

LINE-UPS

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12 A. HAGHIGHI, 2 KH. HEYDARI, 3 HAJI SAFI, 4 J. HOSSEINI, 5 AMIRHOSSEIN, 6 J. NEKOUNAM, 14 ANDRANIK, 15 MONTAZERI, 16 REZA, 21 DEJAGAH, 23 MEHRDAD

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Nigeria
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1 ENYEAMA, 5 AMBROSE, 7 MUSA, 9 EMENIKE, 10 MIKEL, 11 MOSES, 13 OSHANIWA, 14 OBOABONA, 15 AZEEZ, 17 ONAZI, 22 OMERUO

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Iran
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1 Rahman AHMADI, 2 Khosro HEYDARI, 4 Jalal HOSSEINI, 15 Pejman MONTAZERI, 19 Hashem BEIKZADEH, 6 Javad NEKOUNAM, 7 Masoud SHOJAEI, 14 Andranik TIMOTIAN, 21 Ashkan DEJAGAH, 10 Karim ANSARI FARD, 16 Reza GHOOCHANNEJAD

Nigeria
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1 Vincent ENYEAMA, 2 Joseph YOBO, 5 Efe AMBROSE, 14 Godfrey OBOABONA, 10 John Obi MIKEL, 11 Victor MOSES, 17 Ogenyi ONAZI, 7 Ahmed MUSA, 8 Peter ODEMWINGIE, 9 Emmanuel EMENIKE

15:45

DID YOU KNOW? 
Javad Nekounam
will play his 140th match for Iran today. Only record holder Ali Daei (149) has more. At the 2014 World Cup only one outfield player has more caps than Nekounam: Yasuhito Endo (JPN, 145).

Iran
IranIRN
Midfielder
  • 138International Caps
  • 188Centimeters
  • Date of Birth07 Sep 1980
  • Current clubKuwait SC (KUW)
15:44

DID YOU KNOW?
Vincent Enyeama played at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups and he joins Jay Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu as the only Nigerians to play at three World Cups for Nigeria.

Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
Goalkeeper
  • 91International Caps
  • 185Centimeters
  • Date of Birth29 Aug 1982
  • Current clubLille OSC (FRA)
15:42

STAT ATTACK:
Nigeria are winless in their last eight World Cup matches. Since beating Bulgaria 1-0 in 1998, the Super Eagles have racked up just two draws and six defeats.

15:40

Head-to-Head

Iran
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Nigeria
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.0Wins1.
.0Draws0.
0Total Goals scored1
15:38

LOOKING BACK 
We take a look at one of the most memorable results for an African side at the World Cup: Nigeria's 3-2 victory over Spain at France 1998.

15:29

KENNETH OMERUO
“I remember watching the World Cup in South Africa. It was disappointing that we didn’t come out of the group in 2010. We’ll have to play for the Nigerian fans because it was a massive welcome when we won the African Cup of Nations. They showed us how much they love football and how much they are behind us, so we have to play for them."

15:20

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15:19

Both teams are now warming-up on the Arena da Baixada pitch as both teams receive a warm welcome.

15:16

GERMANY 4-0 PORTUGAL MATCH REPORT
Did you miss the earlier contest in Salvador between the two European giants? We review the one-sided action in Germany's victory against a ten-man Portugal.

15:06

HEAD TO HEAD:
Nigeria and Iran squared up once in a friendly in 1998, when Ahmed Garba’s goal secured a 1-0 win for the Super Eagles.

15:04

INSIDE THE DRESSING ROOM
We have exclusive access to Iran's and Nigeria's changing rooms prior to the match

15:03
15:03

NIGERIA TEAM PROFILE

15:02

IRAN TEAM PROFILE

15:01

BOA TARDES
Welcome to our live coverage of Monday's second World Cup match! Arena da Baixada in Curitiba is the venue for the Group F encounter between Iran and Nigeria. The line-ups are in and we'll bring you the latest updates on this match-up in the next hour's build-up to kick-off!

14:58

IRAN-NIGERIA LINE-UPS
The Starting XIs have been announced!

14:43

Weather

Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

  • Sunny
  • 21° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 68 %Humidity
14:43
Iran
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  • 12A. HAGHIGHI (GK)
  • 2KH. HEYDARI
  • 3HAJI SAFI
  • 4J. HOSSEINI
  • 5AMIRHOSSEIN
  • 6J. NEKOUNAM (C)
  • 14ANDRANIK
  • 15MONTAZERI
  • 16REZA
  • 21DEJAGAH
  • 23MEHRDAD
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
  • 1ENYEAMA (GK)(C)
  • 5AMBROSE
  • 7MUSA
  • 9EMENIKE
  • 10MIKEL
  • 11MOSES
  • 13OSHANIWA
  • 14OBOABONA
  • 15AZEEZ
  • 17ONAZI
  • 22OMERUO

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