Match Details: Iran vs. Nigeria live stream, Date: 16th June 2014, Group: F, Kick Off/ Start Time: 3 pm ET, 16.00 BRT, 20.00 GMT, Match Venue: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Best Channels To Watch: ESPN, SuperSport 3 Africa, Sony Six HD, and BBC One UK.
The 13th match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will have Iran facing Nigeria on the 16th day of June at Arena da Baixada located I Curitiba. The match will be start at GMT -3 Brazilian time. The two teams are in the group F of the ongoing summer tournament.
This is a good match especially for Nigeria as they will be facing the counterparts that are abit weaker. This is like free 3 points for the African based team. A win for Nigeria will increase their possibilities for making it to the next level of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, Nigeria should not underrate Iran as it may pull a surprise at the opening match.
The past friendly matches Iran have played are quite discouraging. Iran matches against Belarus and Montenegro ended in a barren draw and into a 1-1 draw against Angola. The friendly matches that Iran won was a 2-0 win over Tobago and Trinidad.
During the 2010 world cup that was held in South Africa, Iran failed to qualify. Iran however finished in position 1 of the Asian Group A in the qualification matches. They were able to outsmart South Korea in a 1-0 victory. Iran despite the better performance have a lot to work on if their aim is to defeat the African team.
Nigeria on the other hand is this giant killer team. During the 1998 World Cup, Nigeria secured a 3-2 win over Spain, a team that clinched the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Nigeria start their world cup campaign as the current champions of the African Cup of Nations tournament.
They are in the same group as Argentina a team they have shared one group 4 out of 5 times they have been to the world cup. With that in mind, Nigeria must win this match so as to increase their chances of moving to the next stage of the tournament.
This is the African team that should not at all cost be underrated. Although the last time Nigeria went past group stages was during the 1998 World Cup in which they defeated Spain. The 2014 FIFA World Cup may be the time for Nigeria to shine. They will be no more efforts by Nigeria into this match as they will win in a much easier way.
BEST PLAYERS OF THE MATCH:
Iran in this match will depend on the efforts of Ashkan Dejagah who is the winger of Fulham. He has had that good and much impressive season at the Barclays Premier League. The team will have the efforts of Karim Ansari and Reza Ghoochannejhad. They have to use these players in the 16th June match.
Nigeria will in this match miss the skills of Elderson Echiejile, the defender who is out because of an injury he suffered in the recent days. They will therefore have to rely on Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses as far as winning this match is concerned. Victor Obinma is the other player who will be of much help to the Nigeria.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Nigeria and Iran have ever faced each other only once over the previous years. In this match, Nigeria secured a 1-0 victory.
For real Iran will have no efforts to defeat the African team, Nigeria. Nigeria being much stronger than ever before will have their game end in a 3-0 win in their favor. To know more about match information in details, watch live streaming of the match of Iran vs Nigeria.