The FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 had its first draw this Monday (16 June) after a series of matches with goals galore hitting an average of more than 3 per game. The Group F match between Iran and Nigeria ended goalless. The clash was the World Cup debut of the Baixada Arena.
Nigeria had the most possession during the match, but both teams created few scoring opportunities. Iran's only delivery on the first half was also the only dangerous attack to be seen for the first 45 minutes of the match. In a corner kick in the 33rd minute, goalkeeper Enyeama prevented the point-blank header from Ghooch to reach the net.
For the second half, the 39,081 fans attending the Baixada Arena were also left without many chances to cheer.
The two national teams now share second place at Group F with one point each. Argentina leads with three points after beating Bosnia in the Maracanã. In the group's next round, on 21 June, the Iranians take on Argentina in the Mineirão stadium (Belo Horizonte) at 1 PM and the Nigerians face Bosnia in the Pantanal Arena in Cuiabá at 7 PM.