A combination of file pictures shows Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi (R) gesturing in Fortaleza on June 23, 2013 and Iran's Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz reacting in Cape Town on June 29, 2010. (AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH / FRANCISCO LEONG)
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Planet Football looked altogether different the last time Nigeria or Iran, who kick off their Group F adventure at Curitiba's box-like Baixada Arena Monday, won a match at a World Cup.Since France 1998, when Nigeria were a power to be reckoned with after beating Spain and Bulgaria to top their group, the Super Eagles have struggled to get off the ground in the tournament proper.Nigeria's finals record since that last victory in France stands at two draws and six defeats, even if they won the African Nations Cup in 2013 .At the other end, Nigeria can call on the formidable Vincent Enyeama, who denied Messi with superb saves in the 2010 finals in South Africa.
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