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.
Man of the Match
Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel got the honor, but the sentiment on Twitter said differently:
There should be no man of the match award here at all— Yemi-ibrahim (@xapan_xun) June 16, 2014
Did you know that if you're fair-haired and blue-eyed, you stand a better chance of appearing on television. No kidding. Here's proof:
GIF: Camera goes to wide crowd shot, zooms in on one woman. Subtle. http://t.co/xnOHk7oji3— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 16, 2014
Iran had more clean sheets than any nation in qualifying. Nigeria were the lowest scoring. Who would've thought?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 16, 2014
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.