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Nigeria, Iran in first scoreless WC game

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CURITIBA, Brazil - Nigeria and Iran became the first sides to draw at the 2014 World Cup as they played out a turgid 0-0 draw in Curitiba yesterday.

In stark contrast to the attacking nature of the tournament so far, neither side showed much creativity and the final whistle was met by a cacophony of boos from the mainly Brazilian crowd.

After a bright start from Nigeria, it was Iran who forced the only meaningful save of the afternoon from Vincent Enyeama as the Lille goalkeeper parried Reza Ghoochannejad's headed effort.

A point each leaves both sides tied for second place in Group F with Argentina leading the way thanks to their 2-1 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday.

Nigeria started the better of the two sides and had an effort on goal within three minutes as Victor Moses's low shot was comfortably held by Alireza Haghighi.


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