Iran vs. Nigeria: 4 Things We Learned

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Iran vs. Nigeria: 4 Things We Learned
Michael Sohn/Associated Press

Iran and Nigeria played out a 0-0 draw in Curitiba in their opening match of the World Cup in Brazil. The game marked the first draw of the competition after the previous 12 games had all ended in victories.

The contest in Curitiba was undoubtedly, from a technical perspective, the lowest quality game of the tournament to date, with sloppy passing and aimless attacking the theme throughout. 

Iran manager Carlos Queiroz and Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will both be reasonably pleased with a point, but both will have some disappointment at the manner in which their respective sides played out the match.

Iran face Argentina next Saturday, while Nigeria now prepare to face Bosnia-Herzegovina in their second match.

Here are four things we learned about Iran from this match.

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