New York, NY - In the first game of Saturday’s action of the FIFA World Cup, Argentina battled Iran to a hard-fought 1-0 win.
For Iran, they played well enough to pull the upset but in the end, Argentina’s playmaker rose to the occassion and saved the day for La Albiceleste.
Scoring the game-winner was Lionel Messi in the 91st minute of action. Overall, this is Messi’s second goal of the World Cup. To see the highlight’s of today’s Argentina contest against Iran, click here.
In the afternoon, Germany battled Ghana to blockbuster nerve-wreaking 2-2 draw. Against Ghana, German striker Miroslav Klose tied two records.
His game-tying goal in the 71st minute enabled him to join Pelé and Uwe Seeler as the only players to ever score in four World Cups. In addition, he is now tied with Brazilian great, Ronaldo for the all-time World Cup goal scorer with 15 fifteen goals apiece.
Saturday’s World Cup day of action concluded with a hard-fought emotional match between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Nigeria. In the end, Nigeria prevailed and won 1-0 over their opponents. For a full recap of today’s action, click here.
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