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    Has anyone watched the world cup, so far? Someone you might have heard of, has!

  • #2
    Argentina beats Iran in stunning Group F clash

    Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:25PM

    Iran has been defeated by football giants Argentina 0-1 with a late goal, despite Iran’s 90-minute resistance against the South Americans in a group F match at the 2014 World Cup.

    Iran resisted Argentina’s pressure for 90 minutes and seemed destined for another draw at the tournament until Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored Argentina’s winner in the 91st minute of the match on Saturday.

    Argentina advanced into the final 16 of the World Cup with six points. The South Americans opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    In the opening 45 minutes, Argentina made several attempts in Iran’s half which were blocked by Iran’s defenders and goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi.
    Iran held the match well in the second half and managed Argentina’s heavyweight attacks.

    Right after the break, the Iranian squad caught Argentina off-guard with a Reza Ghoochannejad header that very nearly rattled the South American's net.

    In the 56th minute of the match, Ashkan Dejagah was tackled by Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta inside the Argentina box. Replays showed that Zabaleta did not get a touch to the ball and that Iran should have had a penalty.

    Dejagah, the Fulham star, almost scored Iran’s first goal in the 67th minute. But Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero tipped Dejagah’s header over the bar.

    Iran missed another brilliant chance in the 86th minute after Ghoochannejad lumbered through on goal at the other end after a splendid pass from the substitute Alireza JahanBakhsh. His shot was saved by Romero.

    Iran’s coach Carlos Queiroz told reporters right after the match that two people made the difference in the match, the referee and Messi.

    The match was the first World Cup encounter between Iran and Argentina. The two had played a friendly match in 1977 in Madrid, with the game ending 1-1.

    Iran won its first point of the games in a goalless match against Nigeria on June 16.

    The three-time Asian champions are back at the FIFA World Cup after it missed the 2010 tournament in South Africa.
    Last edited by Gonjeeshk; 06-22-2014, 05:01 PM.


    • #3
      Yes, I saw that.

      How are the other, middle eastern countries doing in it?


      • #4
        Belgium v the USA, now.

        Belgium won 2-1.
        Last edited by Gonjeeshk; 07-01-2014, 10:43 PM.


        • #5
          Who saw the match yesterday?

          Germany thrash hosts Brazil 7-1 in the biggest World Cup semi-final defeat.
          Last edited by Gonjeeshk; 07-09-2014, 09:41 PM.


          • #7
            Brazilians played terribly yesterday.

            I hope Argentina to better today.


            • #8
              Germany 1-0 Argentina: Mario Gotze scores World Cup winner for Germans in extra-time
              • Gotze volleys home in 113th minute to give Germany victory
              • Lionel Messi misses golden chance for Argentina in second half
              • Gonzalo Higuain skewed ball wide when through in first half
              • World Cup final 2014 finished 0-0 after 90 minutes



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