Today we watched arguably one of the most entertaining football of Group F, between Argentina and Iran. Most people predicted Argentina to win by at least 3 – 4 goals difference. However brilliant Iran which was incredibly organized by coach Carlos Queiroz, showed their best performance through out this competition. The great wall of Persia paralyzed all Argentina’s attacking tactics and it was only due late goal by Magician Leo Messi that disallowed Iran from getting any points.
Argentina started well by attacking from all positions, creating chances for Messi and Aguero, however they were all blocked by Iranian defense. In the second half the coin flipped for Argentina and it was that Iran played incredibly well creating three scoring opportunity for Reza Ghouchannejad an Ashkan Dejagah, however the incredible saves by Romero (Argentinian Goal) keeper denied Iran from scoring any goals. It was all down to Messi to score an incredible goal, that gave Argentina the tickets to next round of 16 in Fifa world cup.
Carlos Queiroz, the former real Madrid coach said that today only two people change the game; first one is Messi and then the referee. Carlos also told the Iranian reporter that he is incredibly happy about the performance of his players.
After the loss of Bosnia against Nigeria Iran will certainly have to beat Bosnian team on Wednesday and hope that Nigeria won’t gain any points from the match against Argentina .
Even though Iran lost tonight, looking at the pictures below we can see that fans from both side really enjoyed the game. They definitely look like they are proud of their team.