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                                                                     Group F

  GD  Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 3 9
 Nigeria
3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Bosnia-Hercegovina 3 1 0 1 3 2 1 3
 Iran 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1

 

 Date  Match  Match Report
15 June 2014

Argentina 2-1 Bosnia Hercegovina

Messi scored a sublime goal as Argentina beat Hercegovina 2-1.

Argentina took the lead with an own goal scored by Kolasinac.

Messi's goal came after 65 minutes. He played a one-two with Higuain, beat two players, then fired home.

Bosnia-Hercegovina scored after 84 minutes through Ibisevic.

Vocabulary

sublime - very good, beautiful.

fired home - shot into the goal.

16 June 2014

Iran 0-0 Nigeria

Iran's Pejman Montazeri and Nigeria's Kenneth Omeruo battle for the ball during the group F World Cup match at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil on Monday.

Iran and Nigeria played out the first draw of the World Cup.

Nigeria dominated the play but couldn't score. 

Their best chances were when Ogenyi Onazi shot wide and Ahmed Musa went close with a free kick. 

Vocabulary

dominated - they were the better team.

21 June 2014

Argentina 1-0 Iran
Goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi was spectacular in Iran’s loss to Argentina.

Messi scored a stunning goal on 91 minutes to beat Iran.

Argentina were stronger in the first half but Iran came back to dominate in the second half. 

Iran could have had a penalty but Argentina hung on and scored in time added on.

Vocabulary

stunning - very good, amazing, fantastic

dominate - were the better team.

hung on - They didn't let in a goal.

21 June 2014

Bosnia Hercegovina 0-1 Nigeria

Odemwingie scored the only goal to put Nigeria in to the next round.

Bosnia Hercegovina scored a good goal just before but it was disallowed for off side. 

Bosnia had more chances near the end but were unlucky.

Vocabulary

disallowed - the referee said it was not a good goal.

25 June 2014

Nigeria 2-3 Argentina

Musa celebrates second goal against Argentina

Messi scored two goals but Nigeria still go into the last 16.

Messi scored his first after three minutes but Musa equalised for Nigeria a minute later.

Messi made it 2-1 before half time with a free-kick, but Musa scored his second soon after.

Rojo got the winner from a corner, scoring with his knee.

Vocabulary

equalised - scored a goal to make the scores the same.

25 June 2014

Bosnia Hercegovina 3-1 Iran
Iran's Ashkan Dejagah fights for the ball with Bosnia's Anel Hadzic, left, during the group F World Cup soccer match between Bosnia and Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Iran hoped to go into the next round but they lost to Bosnia Hercegovina in their last game.

Dzeko gave Bosnia the lead from 25 yards.

Pianic scored the second in the second half.

Ghoochanneiad scored for Iran to make the score 2-1 but Vrsajevic scored near the end.

It was the first win in a World Cup for Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Vocabulary

gave (Bosnia) the lead - scored so Bosnia were winning.

12 June