John Obi Mikel will be looking to help Nigeria get off to a winning start in the FIFA World Cup 2014 against Iran © Getty Images
John Obi Mikel will be looking to help Nigeria get off to a winning start in the FIFA World Cup 2014 against Iran © Getty Images

 

Jun 16, 2014

 

Iran play Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in a Group F match on June 16 at Curitiba. This is the second match in Group F after Argentina beat Bosnia Herzegovina 2-1 on June 15 at Rio de Janeiro. As Argentina are looked as the favourites to progress from the group, the rest will have to battle between themselves to get to the Round of 16s.

 

Asian giants Iran will have their work cut out against the current African champions in Nigeria. Both teams have qualified for many FIFA World Cups but have only been passengers rather than making the big headlines. Their main focus will be to get a win in the first match and then qualify for the knock-out stages.

 

Catch live telecast of the Iran vs Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2014 Group F match on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Catch the live streaming of the match on LivSports here.

 

The FIFA World Cup 2014 will run for a month as the final is on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro. A total of 32 teams will participate in the tournament. There will be eight groups [Group A to Group H] with four teams each. All the teams will play three matches each in the group stage.

 

A win is worth three points, while a draw will gain one point and a loss means no points will be added. The top two teams will qualify for the Round of 16s. From there the winners will progress to the quarter-finals, then the semi-finals and the last two victorious teams will play in the final.

 

FIFA World Cup 2014 Points Table: Group-wise team standings and results

 

FIFA World Cup 2014 Fixtures: Football World Cup Schedule & Time Table in IST

 

FIFA World Cup 2014 Top Goal-scorers

 

Catch all the coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014