Argentina vs Iran – Messi against bunker in front of Iran’s goalkeeper

World Cup 2014
Group G
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 17:00 GMT (13:00 Local time)
Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte

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Argentina is one of the favorites at the World Championships, but Messi and his team mates have not to showed it in the first game, which they won 2-1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The match against Iran is a chance to win another three points and boost self-confidence.

Argentina has achieved lead in the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina thanks to own goal of the opponent, after which the players of Bosnia and Herzegovina had an initiative. Tactics of coach Sabella probably had merit for passivity of his players, because he started the game with a strong midfield and only one striker. However, Sabella made the changes of the team in the second half, so we get quite a different picture. Although he is still not well recovered, Higuain has brought vibrancy in the play of Argentina, while Messi has finally scored a goal at the World Cup. Although he has still not well recovered, Higuain has brought vibrancy in the play of Argentina, while Messi has finally scored a goal at the World Cup. Therefore, I do not believe that there will be other changes in team of Argentina, except those we saw at the beginning of the second half of their match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Probable line-up of Argentina (4-2-3-1): Romero – Zabaleta, F. Fernandez, Garay, Rojo – Mascherano, Gago – di Maria, Messi, Aguero – Higuain

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Iran has surprised Nigeria in the first round and they have remained unbeaten without conceding a single goal. A strong defense is a basic tactics of coach Queiroz, whom we remember after the same tactics in Portugal. Protect their goal is their main aim here, so they will use the same recipe against Argentina, in order to avoid a debacle. Although it fits his philosophy of football, Queiroz does not have players who could wear a different system of play. These are mainly players from domestic championship of Iran, where the quality of football is far below the Argentine. The team that started match against Nigeria will probably start the game against Argentina as well.

Probable line-up of Iran (4-2-3-1): A. Haghighi – Hosseini, Sadeghi, Montazeri, Pooladi – Heydari, Nekounam – Teymourian, Hajsafi, Dejagah – Ghoochannejad

Argentina vs Iran Match Prediction

Obstruction of the game can be a powerful weapon against opponents of approximately the same quality. However, when an opponent is much stronger, as is the case with Argentina, such tactics cannot give the result in the final result. There is a big difference in quality, so a convincing victory of Argentina is the outcome that everyone expects. Argentina -2.

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