Brazil World Cup 2014 Schedule: Group F Fixtures, Nigeria and Iran to Prove Their Prowess

While certainly not the most exciting of teams, Nigeria and Iran are out to outlast each other for today’s match at 3 pm ET, June 16, at the Arena de Baixada, Curitiba.

The majority of World Cup fans are not that thrilled of the duo, having said that neither of the teams has won a game since 1998. After sixteen years of waiting for a victory, the two must have developed a sense of mediocrity in the field.

There had been great, surprising game outcomes in the World Cup so far, with underdogs beating the favourites, and we hope that kind of action would somehow rub off this second Group F game.

Group F fixtures include the following: Group F Fixtures

Date             Match                                                      Time                              Venue June 15     Argentina vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina     19:00 Local Time           Maracana

June 21     Argentina vs. Iran                                       13:00 Local Time         Mineirao June 21     Nigeria vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina           18:00 Local Time         Pantanal June 25     Nigeria vs. Argentina                                  13:00 Local Time         Alegre June 25     Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Iran                13:00 Local Time         Fonte Nova

Though Nigeria performed poorly at the pre-tournament friendlies with three losses, Coach Stephen Keshi assures that he will “bring them back into rhythm that we are used to.” We’re crossing our fingers, wishing he was referencing to Nigeria’s golden years of being an African powerhouse, and not 2010 World Cup at South Africa. Mikel John Obi, Emmanuel Emenike, and Vincent Enyeama of the Super Eagles must hold to be productive for this game.

On the other hand, Iran’s Reza “Gucci” Ghoochannejhad’s record of 10 goals out of 14 appearances since 2012 could be an intriguing display. Manager Carlos Quieroz, who also coached Real Madrid and Portugal, is also a great addition to the team.

The two clearly hasn’t had that much luck in the previous World Cups. Hopefully, this new season will be a ray of hope for a beginning of a new era to the teams.

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