Jun 21, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Argentina
1-0
IranIran
Messi (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Nekounam (53'), Shojaei (72')

Angel di Maria: 'Argentina on right track'

Angel Di Maria of Argentina in action during the international friendly match between Italy v Argentina at Stadio Olimpico on August 14, 2013
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Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria insists that he is happy with how his side are playing in the World Cup despite only narrowly seeing off Iran.

Angel di Maria has insisted that he is happy with how Argentina are playing in the World Cup, despite his side needing a late goal to see off Iran.

The Albiceleste edged past their opponents courtesy of Lionel Messi's goal struck from outside the box in injury time, while Bosnia-Herzegovina also ran the South Americans close in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

"If Messi doesn't hit it from there, it's difficult to score, but we created some good chances," Di Maria is quoted as saying by Goal.com when asked about his side's winning goal against Iran. "The important thing was to win and we are on the right track. We played a good game.

"I'm happy with how we're playing. It's not easy when the other team put 11 men behind the ball - it's impossible to play like that."

The victory ensured that Argentina have secured their place in the next round, but they still have one more group game against Nigeria left to play.

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014
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