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In one of the least attractive group round games, Iran meet Nigeria in a game neither can afford to lose.

Match Facts

Iran have remained unbeaten in all their World Cup warm-up fixtures, beating Trinidad & Tobago in their last match.

Fulham winger Askhan Dejagah is the stand out player and will need to be at his best if Iran are to have any hope of qualification.

Iran were defensively resilient in qualification and a final day 1-0 win away to South Korea saw them edge out Uzbekistan.

Nigeria beat Ethiopia 4-1 over two legs in their African play-off match to book their place in Brazil 2014.

The Super Eagles have struggled of late, winless in their last four matches, losing to the United States 2-1 in their most recent match.

Peter Odemwingie’s good form for Stoke City have seen the forward earn a re-call into the Nigerian national side.

The pair have only met once before, as Nigeria beat Iran 1-0 in 1998.

World Cup best: Iran three times group stage (Most recent 2006); Nigeria twice last 16 (Most recent 1998)
2010 World Cup: Iran

DNQ; Nigeria group stage

Squads in full

Goalkeepers: Daniel Davari, Alireza Haghighi, Rahman Ahmadi
Defenders: Hossein Mahini, Steven Beitashour, Pejman Montazeri, Jalal Hosseini, Amir-Hossein Sadeghi, Ahmad Alenemeh, Hashem Beikzadeh, Mehrdad Pouladi
Midfielders: Javad Nekounak, Andranik Teymourian, Reza Haghighi, Ghasem Haddadifar, Bakhtiar Rahmani, Ehsan Hajsafi
Forwards: Ashkan Dejagah, Masoud Shojaei, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Karim Ansarifard, Khosro Heydari

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Juwon Oshaniwa, Joseph Yobo, Kunle Odunlami
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi, Ramon Azeez, Ogenyi Onazi, Reuben Gabriel, Michael Babatunde
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Michael Uchebo, Peter Odemwingie, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor
Team News

Dejagah is a certain starter, after manager Carlos Quieroz managed to convince the winger to represent Iran ahead of Germany.

Charlton striker Reza Ghoochannejhad looks set to start up front, with a role in midfield for the former Bolton man Andranik Teymourian.

Nigeria will play with three attacking midfielders in Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses and the recalled Odemwingie.

Fenerbahce forward Emmanuel Emenike will start up front, whilst John Obi Mikel is given more a licence to get forward for Nigeria.

Expected starting XI’s
Iran (4-5-1): Davari, Heydari, Hosseini, Sadeghi, Beikzadeh, Nekounam, Teymourian, Dejagah, Jahanbakhsh, Shojaei, Ghoochannejhad
Nigeria (4-2-3-1): Enyeama, Ambrose, Oboabona, Omeruo, Echiejile, Onazi, Mikel, Musa, Moses, Odemwingie, Emenike

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