Bore draw in worst game of the World Cup

first_img The final whistle was greeted by boos across the stadium. Match facts  Iran grew in confidence but found little joy in attacking areas. To Iran’s credit they defended well, but offered little in attack. Neither side ever looked like breaking the deadlock in Curitiba.  Sport EN Booked: Teymourian. Kenneth Omeruo scored a few minutes late but his Chelsea and Nigeria team-mate John Obi Mikel was adjudged to have fouled the goalkeeper.  Iran: Alireza Haghighi, Montazeri, Hosseini, Sadeghi, Pouladi, Teymourian, Nekounam, Heydari, Dejagah (Jahanbakhsh 78), Hajsafi, Ghoochannejhad. Nigeria scored the fewest goals of any qualifying team in the group stage and Iran conceded the fewest.  Nigeria and Iran shared a goalless draw in the worst – and first actually boring – game of the 2014 World Cup. CEST Nigeria should have done better, with established players like Peter Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi coming off the bench to try and find a goal. It had to happen at last.  Nigeria: Enyeama, Ambrose, Oboabona (Yobo 30), Omeruo, Oshaniwa, Onazi, Mikel, Moses (Ameobi 52), Musa, Azeez (Odemwingie 69), Emenike. Upd. at 23:12 16/06/2014 Victor Moses had a chance early on but hit his shot straight at Reza Haghighi.  Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)last_img

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