By Alan Baldwin
CURITIBA, Brazil, June 16 (Reuters) - Emmanuel Emenike will spearhead Nigeria's attack against Iran when the African champions open their World Cup campaign on Monday in search of a first win at a finals since 1998.
Emenike, joint top scorer at the African Nations Cup finals last year, leads the line with the formidable Vincent Enyeama in goal for the Group F match at the Baixada stadium.
Iran, yet to keep a clean sheet at a finals and also without a win at this stage since 1998 - have Reza Ghoochannejhad as sole striker and captain Javad Nekounam marshalling the midfield. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by...)
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