Sports Iran vs. Nigeria, 2014 World Cup preview: The first bad game? -SBNation


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There have been a lot of very good games in this World Cup and there are likely to be many more, but don't expect this to be one of them. Nigeria haven't looked terribly creative in World Cup qualifying or warm-up friendlies, while Iran are almost certainly the most defensive team in this tournament. Remember how most of the games at the 2010 World Cup were slow and disjointed? Iran vs. Nigeria should be a lot like that.

That's not to say there's not talent here, though. Nigeria certainly have lots of it, and could force Iran to attempt to play soccer if they can score early. Victor Moses had a bad season at Liverpool, but he's still dangerous, while his forward mates Ahmed Musa and Emmanuel Emenike are in solid form. Iran's Ashkan Dejagah isn't bad either, while Reza Ghoochannejhad has a stunningly great goal record and Alireza Jahanbakhsh might surprise.

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