Iran are preparing for their clash with South American powerhouse Argentina in Belo Horizonte, Brazil this coming Saturday.
Fresh off a tedious 0-0 draw with Nigeria, Iran manager Carlos Queiroz will approach this match with a dose of realism. A victory would be beyond the wildest dreams of all Iranians, but a draw is the result Queiroz will likely target moving ahead to the final match against Bosnia.
An ambitious approach is unlikely, as playing an attacking game against the Argentines both plays into the hands of Lionel Messi and Co. and takes away from Iran's main strength, which is their defensive discipline.
Iran lined up as follows against Nigeria, courtesy of FIFA.com:
Here is how Iran will likely line up against Argentina.