22 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Argentina vs Iran 27th Match in Pictures

Lionel Messi finally found a way through Iran’s defensive wall with a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory on Saturday and a place in the World Cup knockout stages.

Iran had defended solidly throughout the game and also took the match to Argentina in the second half, creating several chances to win the Group F match and cause a tournament sensation.

An Iranian fan cheers prior to a Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Iran.

Sergio Aguero reacts after missing a shot.

Argentina fans celebrate during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran.

Iran's midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi kicks the ball.

Argentina's defender Ezequiel Garay (top) and Iran's forward Reza Ghoochannejhad vie for the ball.

Argentina's defender Marcos Rojo reacts during match between Argentina and Iran.

Argentina's captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring with his teammates.

Argentina's defender Pablo Zabaleta heads the ball.

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi reacts after missing a free kick.

Argentina's forward Gonzalo Higuain runs with the ball.

Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrates after winning their match against Iran with a last minute goal.

Argetina's former football star Diego Maradona (C) watches the match between Argentina and Iran.

Football fan cheers prior to a Group F football match between Argentina and Iran.

Jalal Hosseini and Argentina's forward Sergio Aguero vie for the ball.

Iran's fans celebrate on Vanak Square, in the capital Tehran, despite their national team narrow defeat to Argentine in the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Iran, with only one win in four appearances at the World Cup, looked to have secured a famous draw before Argentine scored a brilliant injury time winner.

Iran's forward Reza Ghoochannejhad (R) has a shot on goal while Argentina's midfielder Javier Mascherano defends

Iran's forward Reza Ghoochannejhad gestures.

Iran's Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz reacts during match between Argentina and Iran.

Iran fans cheer prior to a Group F football match between Argentina and Iran.
(AFP Photo)

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