It was only a matter of time before the free-scoring 2014 FIFA World Cupâ„¢ produced its first goalless stalemate, and Iran and Nigeria provided it, playing out a 0-0 draw in Curitiba at the Arena da Baixada.
It was a game of very few clear-cut chances and the result sees both sides collect a point from their Group F opener, good enough for a share of second place.
Nigeria took control early on but failed to turn possession and superior athleticism into goals. Emmanuel Emenike sent in a teasing low cross for Victor Moses, but the Chelsea striker – who has had precious few chances to shine on loan with Liverpool this term – failed to poke home a sliding effort.
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