World Cup 2014 Group F: Argentina Expected To Move On, Can Nigeria Follow?

The 2014 World Cup Group F is an interesting one. Even though fans and experts alike expect the legendary Argentina to move on, can Nigeria finally move past the first round?

Undoubtedly Argentina got lucky with the draw and it has no real threat to qualifying for the round of 16. Experts give the South Americans great odds to take it all.

With Lionel Messi — who won no trophies with Barcelona this season — hungry to win his first World Cup for Argentina, Group F affords Argentina the opportunity to “relax” and play to the best of their ability, which should make for fun matches for viewers.

Not much new to say about Messi, who many consider the best footballer to ever play the game. Along with Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero, the trio make for one of the most dangerous attacking teams in the 2014 World Cup.

If Argentina is a sure bet to move on in Group F, it is less clear who will be joining them past the first stage of the 2014 World Cup.

For Nigeria, this tournament is an opportunity to consolidate all the experience they have acquired in the previous four World Cup appearances. Group F seems like the perfect opportunity to do so.

With a exciting style, similar to that of Brazil, the African team is poised to give their Group F rivals a difficult time on the field.

Argentina and Nigeria will be meeting for the fourth time in international competition and their encounters are becoming somewhat of a classic, with the greens losing all the encounters.

Watch out for Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses on offense for Nigeria — the 2013 Africa Cup winners — as they are dangerous and effective if given the chance.

If Bosnia and Herzegovina can continue the entertaining football they played in the qualifiers they should be one of the fun teams to watch. Not many are assigning much of a chance that the first time World Cup qualifiers will move on in Group F, but after a heartbreaking loss to Portugal in a playoff — which left them out of South Africa in 2010 — the Bosnians are ready to move forward.

Iran is the clear underdog in Group F at the 2014 World Cup and will most likely play the role of spoiler. However, there is a reason why the Asian nation qualified for Brazil. This is a good team with effective coaching, don’t discount them.

Prediction: Argentina and Nigeria move forward.

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