Argentina vs. Iran: A Miracle in the Making? (UPDATE: No Miracle For Iran)


Messi fans arrive at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UPDATE: Iran failed to get the miracle they desperately needed, losing to Argentina 1-0. With this win, Argentina is guaranteed a spot in the Round of 16; Iran could join them, but it would be difficult.

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When asked about his team’s chances against two-time World Cup champions Argentina, Iran’s coach Carlos Queiroz put it bluntly: “It will require a miracle since Argentina is one of the best teams in the world and also they have one day of rest more than we do.”

Will Iran get their miracle? Or will Argentina fulfill its role as top team in Group F? Find out at 12 PM ET (4 PM UTC) when the teams face off in Belo Horizonte.

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