Iranian Players Done such a wonderful job against Argentina and The result shouldn’t be like this ! It was one the most important matches for Iran National Football team.
In My point of view the best player of the match was Alireza Haghighi but FIFA choosed Messi as the best player and of course Messi was one the best too !
Alireza Haghighi :
I’ve uploaded two videos and suggest you to watch them.
1. Definite Penalty :
2. Messi’s Late and Heart breaking goal :
Here you can find players rating provided by Goal.com :
Argentina’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero makes a save against a header by Iran’s Ashkan Dejagah :
Carlos Queiroz Interview with Reporters :
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has hit out at referee Milorad Mazic in the wake of our side’s 1-0 World Cup loss against Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.
Queiroz’s men somewhat surprisingly held Nigeria to a scoreless draw in their Group F opening game and appeared to be on their way to an identical result against Argentina.
That was until Lionel Messi decided the game with a wonderful goal from the edge of the box in the closing minutes of the match.
Carlos Queiroz stressed that the Barcelona man was not the only one to make the difference, however, as he feels the referee cost his side a valuable draw – and perhaps even more – after refusing to award us a penalty following a challenge from Pablo Zabaleta on Ashkan Dejagah.
Carlos Queiroz : “At the end, two individuals made the difference in the game. The first was the referee and the second was Lionel Messi.”
“We needed a fair decision there. The ref was standing from metres away from it, noticed that it was a foul, but did not do anything.
“The worst thing was the referee’s level and his poor decision. I am proud of my players, though.”
However, Queiroz reserved words of praise for Messi following his decisive strike toward the end of the encounter.
Carlos Queiroz : “In order to be the best player in the world, you will have to be a great human being as well.”
“Today, we saw what a player with Messi’s qualities can do. He rose to the occasion when it mattered most.”
By Danial Rassaf & Ben Hayward