ABUJA – Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Saeed Koozechi, has expressed excitement at Nigeria’s 0-0 draw against Iran in their Group F opening encounter at the ongoing 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Koozechi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday after the match that he was excited at the scoreline, though he would have loved to see Iran score.
The African Champions struggled to a goalless draw in the match played on Monday at the Arena Da Baixada, Curitiba.
Although the Super Eagles dominated the play throughout 90 minutes, it was a game of very few clear-cut chances for both sides.
“I am excited at the scoreline because my expectation was that Nigeria will win the match by at least three goals.
“But I would have loved to see a goal in the match in favour of Iran,’’ Kozeechi said.
NAN reports that with the result, both teams now have a point to place second in the group behind Argentina who has three points after defeating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1.
Nigeria will now meet Bosnia-Herzegovina on June 21 in Cuiaba in their second group match while Iran will face Group F leaders Argentina in Belo Horizonte earlier that same day.
The 32-team World Cup final, which is in its 20th edition, started on June 12 and will end on July 13 (NAN)