Brazil 2014 - Group F

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Match reports from Group F Matches played during the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil between Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria.

Travel to Argentina Argentina played in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre.

Travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina travelled between Rio de Janeiro, Cuiaba and Salvador.

Travel to Iran Iran visited Curitiba, Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Travel to Nigeria Nigeria journeyed to Curitiba, Cuiaba and Porto Alegre.

2014 World Cup Finals - Group F - Fixtures and Results

Group F P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Argentina Argentina 3 3 0 0 6/3 +3 9
Travel to Nigeria Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3/3 -- 4
Travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4/4 -- 3
Travel to Iran Iran 3 0 1 2 1/4 -3 1

Group F Matches

Sunday, 15th June

Travel to Argentina Argentina 2 - Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 Travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro.

Monday, 16th June

Travel to Iran Iran 0 - Nigeria 0 Travel to Nigeria in Curitiba.

Saturday, 21st June

Travel to Argentina Argentina 1 - Iran 0 Travel to Iran in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Nigeria Nigeria 1 - Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 Travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina in Cuiaba.

Wednesday, 25th June

Travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 - Iran 1 Travel to Iran in Salvador.

Travel to Nigeria Nigeria 2 - Argentina 3 Travel to Argentina in Porto Alegre.

Brazil 2014 - Road to Rio

The top two teams in each group move on to the Knockout Stage.

Monday, 30th June

Winner Group E vs Nigeria Travel to Nigeria in Brasilia.

Tuesday, 1st July

Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Switzerland Travel to Switzerland in Sao Paulo.

Group F World Cup Squads

Argentina 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Alejandro Sabella (Argentina).

1 Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), 12 Agustin Orion (Boca Juniors), 21 Mariano Andujar (Catania).

2 Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), 3 Hugo Campagnaro (Inter Milan), 4 Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), 15 Martin Demichelis (Manchester City), 16 Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), 17 Federico Fernandez (Napoli), 23 Jose Maria Basanta (Monterrey).

5 Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), 6 Lucas Biglia (Lazio), 7 Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), 8 Enzo Perez (Benfica), 11 Maxi Rodriguez (Newell's Old Boys), 13 Augusto Fernandez (Celta Vigo), 14 Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), 19 Ricardo Alvarez (Inter Milan).

9 Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), 10 Lionel Messi (Barcelona), 18 Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan), 20 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), 22 Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris St Germain).

Bosnia-Herzegovina 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Safet Susic (Bosnia).

1 Asmir Begovic (Stoke), 12 Jasmin Fejzic (Aalen), 22 Asmir Avdukic (Toronto Raptors).

3 Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig), 4 Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen), 5 Sead Kolasinac (Schalke), 6 Ognjen Vranjes (Elazigspor), 15 Toni Sunjic (Zorya Luhansk).

2 Avdija Vrsajevic (Hajduk Split), 7 Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros), 8 Miralem Pjanic (Roma), 10 Zvjezdan Misimovic (Guizhou Renhe), 13 Mensur Mujdza (Freiburg), 14 Tino-Sven Susic (Hajduk Split), 16 Senad Lulic (Lazio), 17 Senijad Ibricic (Erciyespor), 18 Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor), 20 Izet Hajrovic (Galatasaray), 21 Anel Hadzic (Sturm Graz), 23 Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim).

9 Vedad Ibisevic (Stuttgart), 11 Edin Dzeko (Manchester City), 19 Edin Visca (Istanbul Buyuksehir).

Iran 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Carlos Queiroz (Portugal).

1 Rahman Ahmadi (Sepahan), 12 Alireza Haghighi (Sporting Covilha), 22 Daniel Davari (Eintracht Braunschweig).

4 Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis), 5 Amir-Hossein Sadeghi (Esteghlal), 13 Hossein Mahini (Persepolis), 15 Pejman Montazeri (Umm Salal), 17 Ahmad Alenemeh (Naft), 20 Steven Beitashour (Vancouver Whitecaps), 23 Mehrdad Pooladi (Persepolis).

3 Ehsan Haji Safi (Sepahan), 6 Javad Nekounam (Kuwait SC), 8 Reza Haghighi (Persepolis), 11 Ghasem Haddadifar (Zob Ahan), 14 Andranik Timotian (Esteghlal), 18 Bakhtiar Rahmani (Foolad), 19 Hashem Beikzadeh (Esteghlal).

2 Khosro Heydari (Esteghlal), 7 Masoud Shojaei (Las Palmas), 9 Alireza Jahan Bakhsh (NEC Nijmegen), 10 Karim Ansari Fard (Tractor Saz), 16 Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton), 21 Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).

Nigeria 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Stephen Keshi (Nigeria).

1 Vincent Enyeama (Lille), 16 Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), 21 Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United).

2 Joseph Yobo (Norwich City), 5 Efe Ambrose (Celtic), 6 Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), 12 Ebenezer Odunlami (Sunshine Stars), 13 Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC), 14 Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), 22 Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough).

3 Ejike Uzoenyi (Enugu Rangers), 4 Ruben Gabriel (Beveren), 10 John Obi Mikel (Chelsea), 15 Ramon Azeez (Almeria), 17 Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio).

7 Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), 8 Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City), 9 Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce), 11 Victor Moses (Chelsea), 18 Michael Babatunde (Volyn), 19 Uche Nwofor (Heerenveen), 20 Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge), 23 Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

The Road to Rio

2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

Second Round

Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Switzerland Travel to Switzerlandin Sao Paulo.

Travel to Belgium Belgium vs USA Travel to USA in Salvador.

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Chile Travel to Chile in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Colombia Colombia vs Uruguay Travel to Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica vs Greece Travel to Greece in Recife.

Travel to France France vs Nigeria Travel to Nigeria in Brasilia.

Travel to Germany Germany vs Algeria Travel to Algeria in Porto Alegre.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Mexico Travel to Mexico in Fortaleza.


 Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Belgium Travel to Belgium in Brasilia.

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Colombia Travel to Colombia in Fortaleza.

Travel to France France vs Germany Travel to Germany in Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica in Salvador.


Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Germany Travel to Germany in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Argentina Travel to Argentina in Sao Paulo.

Third-Place Match

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Holland Travel to Holland in Brasilia.

2014 World Cup Final

Travel to Germany Germany vs Argentina Travel to Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.

World Cup Finals

Uruguay 1930:
Uruguay trailed Argentina at half-time (1:2) but replied with three goals in the second half; to win the first ever World Cup Final (4-2) on July 30th, 1930.

Italy 1934:
Italy were one of the countries who missed out on the vote to host the first World Cup but managed to win the prestigious golden trophy for the home fans.

France 1938:
The third World Cup was held in Europe for a second time, although Germany had annexed Austria, and Spain was in civil turmoil.

Brazil 1950:
Although no cup-final as such, Uruguay and Brazil went into their final game with the winner guaranteed to be champions; a draw would be enough for Brazil.

Switzerland 1954:
The fifth World Cup tournament produced a record number of goals, including a 7:5 encounter between Austria and Switzerland in Lausanne.

Sweden 1958:
Brazil presented a 17 year-old Pele to the world; who went on to claim a hat-trick in Brazil's 5:2 semi-final win over France and bag another two in the final.

Chile 1962:
Czechoslovakia overcame Hungary in the quarter-finals and Yugoslavia in the semis, while Brazil took care of England and the host nation, Chile.

England 1966:
Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, in the final against West Germany, as England triumphed in a thrilling game watched by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Mexico 1970:
1970 belonged to Pelé, who earned his third World Cup winners' medal when Brazil got their hands on the Jules Rimet Cup.... for keeps.

W. Germany 1974:
Johan Cruyff was the player of the tournament as total football became the buzzword of the day, even though Holland lost to West Germany in the 1974 final.

Argentina 1978:
Holland contested the 1978 World Cup Final, in Argentina, for the second time in a row. As in West Germany, they again finished runners-up; to the hosts.

Spain 1982:
The Spain 82 World Cup finals increased to 24 teams and the format was changed to have two group stages, with four second-round groups of three.

Mexico 1986:
In 1986, Mexico became the first nation to stage the World Cup Finals for a second time; having only staged the competition sixteen years previously.

Italy 1990:
In 1990, Italy became the World Cup of stalemates. Both semi-finals were drawn out through penalty kicks. In the final itself, the only goal came from the spot.

USA 1994:
Once Team US had played a few games most of the nation began to understand they were hosting the greatest show on earth and how the game was played.

France 1998:
France became the sixth nation to win the World Cup on home soil. Thirty-two teams competed in the 16th World Cup; better known as France 98.

Korea-Japan 2002:
The 17th World Cup, held in Korea and Japan, was the first World Cup finals to be shared by two hosts and the first to be held in Asia.

Germany 2006:
The 2006 World Cup Finals ran from 9th June to 9th July; the opening match in Munich and the final in Berlin. Munich and Dortmund hosted the semi-finals.

South Africa 2010:
Eighty years after the First World Cup Finals in Uruguay, the world's most prestigious football competition was finally hosted on the African continent.

Brazil 2014:
Five times World Cup Champions, Brazil, get a second chance to hold the prestigious World Cup Finals; 64 years after they last hosted the tournament.

Russia 2018:
VAR made its World Cup debut and set out to change the course of a game with some crucial rule infringement watching and vital on the spot decisions.

Qatar 2022:
When FIFA executives met in Zurich to decide on who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals, Qatar was probably the biggest surprise to many.

United 2026:
The 2026 FIFA World Cup Finals will be jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The United Bid won the hosting rights ahead of Morocco.

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