ISH soccer writer, Adam Leightman, predicts every match in the 2014 World Cup. Who will win each group? Will Brazil win the tournament they are hosting? Is there a dark horse ready to make a deep run in the tournament? Join International Sports Hub every day as each group is predicted and eventually a country will be crowned champion.
Group F is the perfect starting point for a great World Cup campaign for Lionel Messi. Messi had a poor tournament in 2010, but I expect him to have a brilliant tournament this summer. Bosnia and Herzegovina have qualified for their first World Cup and have a great chance of making to the knockout rounds. Nigeria is a young team eager to have a solid World Cup and then there is Iran, who are happy to be in Brazil and will be shocked if they pick up a point.
Argentina are the clear favorites to win the group. Behind the attacking force of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, Argentina will score three goals in each of their first three games of the group. Messi will score 4 goals and Argentina will only allow one goal as they win all three games.
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia is in their first ever World Cup. Their fans will have a lot to celebrate this summer and the team should not disappoint. Edin Dzeko will score 2 goals as the Bosnians will qualify for the knockout rounds with a win in the final game of the group stage.
The Eagles failed to win a game in the 2010 World Cup, but they will snap the streak this summer against Iran in their first game of the tournament. John Obi Mikel will lead Nigeria to a 1-1-1 record, but they will come up just short and fail to make the knockout round yet again.
Iran will not pick up a point in this tournament. The fact that Iran made the tournament is still a success for them. They will only score one goal concede eight, but the players and their fans will still have a great time in Brazil this summer.
Sunday, June 15
Argentina 3-1 Bosnia
Monday, June 16
Iran 1-2 Nigeria
Saturday, June 21
Bosnia 1-1 Nigeria
Argentina 3-0 Iran
Wednesday, June 25
Nigeria 0-3 Argentina
Bosnia 3-0 Iran
1. Argentina – 9 Points
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 4 Points (+ 1)
3. Nigeria – 4 Points (-2)
4. Iran – 0 Points