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Images from Wednesday's World Cup matches

Argentina, Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia in action

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Argentina's soccer players pose for a team photo before their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.

EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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Nigeria players pose before the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.

DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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The Iranian national soccer team pose for a group photo before the group F World Cup soccer match between Bosnia and Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Sergei Grits/AP

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Bosnian national soccer team players pose for photographs before the start of their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Iran at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 25, 2014.

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Bosnia's Muhamed Besic and Toni Sunjic collide near Iran's Ashkan Dejagah during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 25, 2014.

FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

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Bosnia's Toni Sunjic, centre, is challenged by the Iranian defence during a group F World Cup soccer match between Bosnia and Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Fernando Llano/AP

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Bosnia's Miralem Pjanic gets the ball after a foul by Iran's Ashkan Dejagah during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 25, 2014.

FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

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Argentina's Angel Di Maria fights for the ball with Nigeria's Efe Ambrose, as Argentina's Lionel Messi watches, during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.

DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama comes in to defend against Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain during their group F World Cup soccer match at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Martin Meissner/AP

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Nigeria's Ahmed Musa (top) celebrates scoring a goal with teammate Joseph Yobo during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Argentina at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.

EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, scores his side's first goal past Nigeria's Juwon Oshaniwa during the group F World Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Michael Sohn/AP

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Argentina's Lionel Messi scores on a free kick during the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.

STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group F World Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Victor R. Caivano/AP

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Iran's Reza Ghoochannejhad shoots the ball during the group F World Cup soccer match between Bosnia and Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Martin Mejia/AP

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Bosnia's Edin Dzeko fights for the ball with Iran's Mehrdad Pouladi and Andranik Teymourian during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 25, 2014.

MARCOS BRINDICCI/REUTERS

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Nigeria's Mikel John Obi, left, attempts a shot during the group F World Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Michael Sohn/AP

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France's Laurent Koscieln fights for the ball with Ecuador's Michael Arroyo during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 25, 2014.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, center, celebrates with teammate Goekhan Inler, left, and Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Felipe Dana/AP

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Switzerland's Josip Drmic fights for the ball with Wilson Palacios of Honduras during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 25, 2014.

DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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Ecuador's Walter Ayovi challenges France's Bacary Sagna during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 25, 2014.

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France's Bacary Sagna ends up with Ecuador's Walter Ayovi's cleats in his chest after he kicked the ball away during the group E World Cup soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Bernat Armangue/AP

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Honduras' Jorge Claros, left, tries to block a cross from Switzerland's Josip Drmic during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Dolores Ochoa/AP

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Ecuador's Cristian Noboa fights for the ball with France's Laurent Koscielny during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 25, 2014.

PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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Ecuador's Enner Valencia tries to score near France's Mamadou Sakho, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Lucas Digne during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 25, 2014.

RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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Ecuador's Walter Ayovi covers his face with his jersey after their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match against France at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 25, 2014.

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