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Venue: Mineirão,Belo Horizonte
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As it happened: Argentina v Iran

2014-06-21 00:00
Last Updated at 04:32
21 Jun 20:01

That's all from this Group G encounter.

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Iran parked the bus in an amazing display of heart versus their far superior opponents.

They were harshly not allowed a clear penalty when Dejagah was brought down by Zabaleta.

Romero, the Argentine keeper, was a spectator for 70mins but then pulled off a series of amazing saves which ultimately set the scene for Messi's winner.

In a way, I love that Argentina only scored so late. To break the hearts of Iran. To break the hearts of defensive "park the bus tactics" and to save football.

It is a beautiful game.

21 Jun 19:55

Lionel Messi has scored eight goals in his last seven appearances for Argentina.

Heartbreaking for Iran.

21 Jun 19:53

Time is up!

Messi's goal ate up the added time!

What a moment!

21 Jun 19:51

It had to be Messi!

Moment of Magic!

21 Jun 19:51
3 minutes to go.
21 Jun 19:50

Lionel Messi with a superb strike.

Curling into the corner.

Vintage Messi.

21 Jun 19:49
In injury time!!!
21 Jun 19:49
21 Jun 19:48

88' Just two minutes to go. Can we see a goal please?

Palacio and Messi combine for a poor display.

Shocking second half by Argentina.

21 Jun 19:45

85' Great counter attack by Iran. His shot is saved by Romero. Great save.

Iran inches away from winning it!

21 Jun 19:43

83' Palacio's header has been saved.

Dejagah, my man of the match, is coming off to a loud roar from the crowd.

21 Jun 19:42

Shocking free kick.

Clear to see Iran don't practice their attacking play.

21 Jun 19:41

Rojo now gives away a free kick 

Can Iran score a winner?

21 Jun 19:41

82' The corners are not a problem for Iran.

Rojo takes the chance to shoot from a quarter mile away. No surprise as it goes well wide.

21 Jun 19:40
81' Another corner. They don't seem to bother Iran.
21 Jun 19:39
Iran's counter attack sparks the crowd into roars but they too cant find the final pass.
21 Jun 19:39

80' Argentina's 7th corner is well taken care of by Iran.

21 Jun 19:37

77' Argentina have not been patient. Messi has been totally marked out of the game.

A win for "park the bus" tactics.

21 Jun 19:35

76' Subs galore!

Aguero off. Lavezzi on.

Palacio on. Higuian off.

21 Jun 19:33

74' Another great attempt on goal but Di Maria hits his shot straight at the keeper.

I don't see a goal coming here, it's one of those games.

21 Jun 19:32

73' Messi hits the side netting. Poor attempt.

21 Jun 19:31
Masoud Shojaei is awarded the slice of cheese for a hack on Di Maria
21 Jun 19:30

71' Another corner to Iran.

Tumble in the box but free kick to Argentina is the result.

21 Jun 19:29


Argentina have had 14 shots to Iran's 7.

3 of Iran's 7 were oh so close!

21 Jun 19:29

69' Argentina retaining some possession now.

Rojo fails with a delicate lobbed through ball.

21 Jun 19:26

66' Dejagah!!! What a shot!!! Romero saves a stunning header!

It's all Iran in Belo Horizonte.

21 Jun 19:25

65' The tide is changing.

Iran have another corner.

With only 28% possession, it's hard to understand why they are a threat?!

21 Jun 19:24

64' Iran have only entered Argentina's half four times. 

Great shot saved, penalty shout turned down, scramble in the box and one other attempt.

21 Jun 19:23

63' Long range effort by Iran gets deflected for the corner.

Goodness me. Argentina scramble to get the ball away.

Iran looking more likely to score!

21 Jun 19:18

58' MESSI! Great run! But his shot is wide. Not his best.

First time he's been in space all day.

21 Jun 19:16

56' What will Argentina change in order to seal a win here?

Iran getting into the game and have had arguably the best chance to win it!

21 Jun 19:14

Dejagah had a clear case for the penalty. 

Seen worse given this SWC.

21 Jun 19:13
54' Fulham's Iranian star Dejagah furious that no penalty is given. Zabaleta with a dodgey tackle.
21 Jun 19:12
52' Nekounam gets the match's first slice of cheese!
21 Jun 19:11

51' OH MY WORD!!! IRAN ALMOST SCORE! Great save by Romero.

Reza with a great chance for Iran.