Sport Nigeria And Iran Qualification Might Be Decided With Lottery

Nigeria And Iran Qualification Might Be Decided With Lottery


Nigeria And Iran will be playing thier last group games at the Brasil 2014  FIFA world cup tomorrow and it could come down to a lottery to decide which of  two teams advances to the second round.

The two teams previous results so far in the tournament and the quirks of the FIFA tie breaker system, might see a possibility that Iran and Nigeria will face exactly that scenario after their last group games on Wednesday.

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If Iran beats Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 and Nigeria loses 1-0 to Argentina, the teams would be tied with four points and exactly the same number of goals scored and conceded.

The teams drew 0-0 in their first game
against each other, meaning the only remaining tie breaker would be a drawing of lots.

FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said the lottery would be held at the Maracana stadium immediately after the game on Wednesday to device who goes through to the round of sixteen.

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