Team News: Victor Moses, John Obi Mikel get starts for Nigeria against Iran

Premier League players Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel are two of the highlight starters in tonight's World Cup group match between Nigeria and Iran.

Premier League players Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel are two of the highlight starters in tonight's World Cup group match between Nigeria and Iran.

The duo, of Liverpool and Chelsea, will shoulder plenty of the burden for the Super Eagles as they look to get an early win under their belt in Group F.

Chelsea's Kenneth Omeruo, meanwhile, starts in defence for the African side.

Iran, widely considered the group underdogs, have Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah and Reza Ghoochannejhad of Charlton Athletic in the starting XI.

Iran team to play Nigeria on June 16, 2014.© AFP

Iran: Haghighi; Heydari, Haji Safi, Hosseini, Sadeghi; Nekounam, Teymourian, Montazeri, Ghoochannejad, Dejagah; Pooladi

Nigeria team to face Iran on June 16, 2014.© AFP

Nigeria: Enyeama; Ambrose, Oshaniwa, Oboabona, Omeruo; Mikel, Onazi, Azeez, Musa, Moses; Emenike

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Nigeria's striker Michael Uchebo celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the international friendly football match between Nigeria and Scotland at Craven Cottage in London on May 28, 2014
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