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World Cup Match Report: Iran and Nigeria grind way to 0-0 draw in Group F

Kevin Kaduk
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Nigeria's Joseph Yobo falls over Iran's Ashkan Dejagah during the group F World Cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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The good run had to end somewhere. Though the start of the 2014 World Cup tournament has been filled with goals, comebacks and excitement, Nigeria and Iran put a stop to it all with a 0-0 draw in Group F action on Monday. Both teams walked away from the first draw in this year's tournament with one point. Neither has won a World Cup match since 1998.

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Empty seats were visible in Curitiba.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Empty seats were visible in Curitiba.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

What's Next

Nigeria will look to generate some offense (and maybe three points in the standings) against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday in Cuiaba. Iran will run into Lionel Messi and the Argentina show in Belo Horizonte on the same day.

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