Iran Vs Nigeria; Stats, facts and team tews

DailyMail —  Iran will face its first challenge against Nigeria in handful of hours and below are some facts and stats about the two teams. Group F: Iran v Nigeria Venue: Iran v Nigeria  Kick-off: Arena de Baixada, Curitiba Odds: Iran 13/5, Draw 21/10, Nigeria 23/20  Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador) Managers: Carlos Queiroz (Portugal) and Stephen Keshi (Nigeria) Key clash: Reza Ghoochannejhad v Joseph

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Can Carlos Queiroz guide Iran to the knockout phases?

(thinkfootball) – Iran will participate at their fourth World Cup finals in Brazil 2014 following Argentina 1978, France 1998 and Germany 2006. However, they failed to progress from the group stage in all of their three previous appearances. Iran’s approach to the tournament has been not easy: the national federation was plagued by financial issues

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World Cup: Steven Beitashour relishing opportunity with Iran – “I’ll never forget it”

Michael McColl (MLSSoccer.com) – Vancouver Whitecaps defender Steven Beitashour still has to pinch himself when he thinks about being presented with the amazing opportunity of being part of the 2014 World Cup. This will be his first World Cup, and he’s still unsure what to expect and how he should react to the whole experience.

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Iran will not be pushovers, warns Queiroz

(sportal) – Carlos Queiroz has warned Group F opponents that his Iran team will not be pushovers at the FIFA World Cup. Iran, who have qualified for their fourth finals, were drawn into the group alongside Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nigeria, potentially presenting the Asian side with a realistic chance of reaching the knockout rounds. In

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Cafu Backs Iran to Beat Argentina

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Brazilian footballer Marcos Evangelista de Moraes, better known as Cafu, believes that Iran will defeat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup. Two-time FIFA World Cup winner Cafu sent a short message to the Iranian football team ahead of the crucial match. The message is: “You will win against Argentina.” The 20th

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