Paul Gilham

Argentina vs. Iran, 2014 World Cup: Lionel Messi rescues Albiceleste

Iran outplayed Argentina for 90 minutes. Then Lionel Messi struck, bailing his team out to grab a 1-0 win.

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Watch Messi's wondergoal

Argentina nearly drew against Iran, but then Lionel Messi showed up.

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Poor Argentina bailed out by Messi stunner

Iran inexplicably outplayed Argentina. Then Lionel Messi struck.

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Did Iran deserve a penalty?

Don't look now, but Iran are outplaying Argentina, and they should have had a penalty. The referee apparently didn't spot the contact by Pablo Zabaleta on Ashkhan Dejagah here, and the Iran attacker was understandably furious.

This came just a couple of minutes after a great chance for Raza Ghoochannejhad. After a bad first half, this game is coming to life.

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This game stinks

This game stinks. Lionel Messi has been punked a few times. Iran aren't really attacking. Argentina are playing casually as if Iran are going to take one or two of their nine defenders out of the penalty area. The best moment of the first half was this tackle by the ref.

Nice-tackle-ref

It's 0-0, and boy have wee been spoiled by earlier games.

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Hi, creepy Argentina fan!

How much time has he put into practicing this terrifying turn and smile?

Soon

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How to watch Iran vs. Argentina online

Won't be near a TV when Argentina play Iran? We can help.

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Argentina bring back their fun lineup

Thanks for bringing back the fun, Alejandro Sabella.

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Argentina should overwhelm Iran

Argentina are expected to overwhelm Iran as one of the tournament favorites gear up for their second game.

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Iran hope to stifle Argentina

Argentina will have to break through a wall of Iranian defenders if they're to win their second group game.

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