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Jun 15, 2014

Outsiders Iran prepare to make case for the defence

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is refusing to be seduced by the free-flowing soccer that is thrilling World Cup fans, saying his team will show the value of good defending when they face Nigeria.

Iran, playing in their fourth World Cup, have won only one match at a finals and face a tough start against the African champions in Group F on Monday.

Jun 15, 2014

Soccer-Outsiders Iran prepare to make case for the defence

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 15 (Reuters) – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is refusing to be seduced by the free-flowing soccer that is thrilling World Cup fans, saying his team will show the value of good defending when they face Nigeria.

Iran, playing in their fourth World Cup, have won only one match at a finals and face a tough start against the African champions in Group F on Monday.

Jun 15, 2014

Moses can take centre stage again with Nigeria

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – One of the most famous faces in the Nigeria team thanks to the popularity of the Premier League, the World Cup offers Victor Moses a chance to shine again after struggling at club level.

On his day, Moses, 23, is a formidable attacking force, with a low centre of gravity, good pace and that rare ability to come up with the unexpected.

    • About Keith

      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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