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')

Alejandro Sabella concerned by lacklustre Argentina

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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Alejandro Sabella admits that he is concerned about Argentina's performance in the 1-0 win over Iran.

Alejandro Sabella has admitted that he has a "few causes for concern" as his Argentina team needed an injury-time winner from Lionel Messi to beat Iran this evening.

The Middle Eastern outfit had frustrated their South American counterparts for much of the game in Belo Horizonte and were minutes away from claiming a deserved point.

However, a moment of magic from the Barcelona star proved enough to send Sabella's side into the last 16 of the World Cup, but the coach admits that a big improvement is necessary ahead of the knockout rounds.

"It was very difficult. We had the possession and the control in the first half and we created three clear-cut chances and had a few dead-ball situations too. Iran played a great game," he told FIFA.com.

"We have to have a good look at what happened and try to improve. We have a few causes for concern."

The Argentines face Nigeria in their final Group F encounter on Wednesday.

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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