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World Cup Today: Wednesday
June 25th, 2014 5:22PM
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TAGS:  argentina, bosnia-herzegovina, iran, lionel messi, nigeria


[BRAZIL 2014] Lionel Messi moved into a share of the World Cup goal-scoring lead with Brazil's Neymar, scoring two goals in Argentina's 3-2 win over Nigeria that clinched the Group F title with a perfect record. The Super Eagles still joined the Albiceleste in the round of 16 as Iran, the only other team still alive, fell to Bosnia-Herzegovina, 3-1.

Messi's goals gave him four for the tournament and moved Argentina into the round of 16, where it will be in the other half of the bracket from host Brazil.

"We're doing OK," Messi said. "Now we have five or six rest days and I'm doing fine."

Bosnia-Herzegovina's win was its first after narrow losses to Argentina and Nigeria. It was the only team making its first appearance in the tournament.

After the match, Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, who once coached MLS's MetroStars, confirmed he was quitting.

"As you can imagine I feel very proud and it's an honor to work for Iran," he said. "I have just come here to say thank you to all who have supported me and given me this opportunity to work for Iran."

Group F

June 25 in Porto Alegre
Argentina 3 Nigeria 2. Goals: Messi 3, 45+, Rojo 50; Musa 4, 47.
June 25 in Salvador

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 Iran 1. Goals: Dzeko 23, Pjanic 59, Vrsajevic 83; Ghoochannejhad 82.

Final Standings:

9 Argentina 3-0-0 6/3
4 Nigeria 1-1-1 3/3
3 Bosnia-Herze. 1-0-2 4/4
1 Iran 0-1-2 1/4

Group E

June 25 in Manaus
Honduras vs. Switzerland
ESPN2, UniMas/Galavision 4 p.m. ET
June 25 in Rio de Janeiro
Ecuador vs. France
ESPN, Univision/UDN 4 p.m. ET

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