Iran v Nigeria, 16 June 2014

Score0-0
RefereeCarlos Vera
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueArena da Baixada
Attendance39,081
Kick-off 4.00pm local (8.00pm BST) Man of the Match: John Obi Mikel (Nigeria) Assistant referees: Christian Lescano (Ecuador) Byron Romero (Ecuador) Fourth official: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia) Fifth official: Humberto Clavijo (Colombia) The two teams had met in one previous match, in the 1998 Lunar New Year Cup, won 1–0 by Nigeria. In a goalless game of few chances, Iran's Reza Ghoochannejhad forced a save from Vincent Enyeama in the first half, while Nigeria substitute Shola Ameobi headed wide in the second half. This was the first goalless match as well as the first draw of the tournament after the previous 12 matches all produced a winner, and was the longest wait for a draw in a single tournament since 1930, where there were no draws in the entire tournament. This was also the first clean sheet kept by Iran in the World Cup.

0  Iran

Manager: Carlos Queiroz

0  Nigeria

Manager: Stephen Keshi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi
Defender Jalal Hosseini
Defender Pejman Montazeri
Defender Mehrdad Pooladi
Midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi
Midfielder Khosrow Heydari
Midfielder Javad Nekounam (captain)
Midfielder Andranik Teymourian
Midfielder/Forward Ashkan Dejagah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama (captain)
Defender Efe Ambrose
Defender Godfrey Oboabona
Defender Kenneth Omeruo
Defender Juwon Oshaniwa
Midfielder Ramon Azeez
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Ahmed Musa

Substitutions:

Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Ashkan Dejagah 78
Masoud Shojaei for Khosrow Heydari 89

Substitutions:

Joseph Yobo for Godfrey Oboabona 29
Shola Ameobi for Victor Moses 52
Peter Odemwingie for Ramon Azeez 69

Cards:

Andranik Teymourian 79 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Rahman Ahmadi
Goalkeeper Daniel Davari
Defender Ahmad Alenemeh
Defender Hossein Mahini
Midfielder Hashim Beikzadeh
Midfielder Ghasem Hadadifar
Midfielder Reza Haghighi
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder Bakhtiar Rahmani
Midfielder Masoud Shojaei
Midfielder/Forward Karim Ansarifard

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim
Goalkeeper Austin Ejide
Defender Odunlami Kunle
Defender/Midfielder Joseph Yobo
Midfielder Michael Babatunde
Midfielder Rueben Gabriel
Midfielder Ejike Uzoenyi
Forward Shola Ameobi
Forward Uche Nwofor
Forward Michael Uchebo