2014 FIFA World Cup Eats – World Cup Food Ideas Iran VS Nigeria

2014 FIFA World Cup Eats

Carlos Queiroz’s men take on the Super Eagles later today with both eager to begin the tournament with a win. Will we see any excitement at Arena da Baixadain in Curitiba? I don’t know, we’ll have to see. Last time Iran faced Nigeria was in 1998 and Nigeria was the champion. Here are two players to watch out for as per the Sport Gurus. 

Ashkan Dejagah – The Fulham attacking midfielder is one of the most recognisable figures in the team. He has four international goals in his 14 appearances for Iran.

Kenneth Omeruo –  The defender signed for Chelsea back in 2012 but was immediately loaned out to ADO Den Haag and spent last season with Middlesbrough, making 14 appearances. He made his international debut at the age of 19 and is set to vie with Celtic’s Efe Ambrose for a spot in Keshi’s starting line-up.

Nigerian national football squad
Eagles: Nigeria will hope to soar into the last 16 and beyond in Brazil

 Projected lineups

Iran (4-4-1-1): Daniel Davari; Mehrdad Pooladi, Amir Sadeghi, Jalal Hosseini, Steven Beitashour; Masoud Shojaei, Jevad Nekounam, Andranik Teymourian, Alireza Jahanbakhsh; Ashkan Dejagah; Reza Ghoochannejhad.

Nigeria (4-3-3): Vincent Enyeama; Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Obabona, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe Ambrose; John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez; Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Ahmed Musa

Although I am not too invested in these two teams, it’s just  fun to watch a match with my kids who are starting to get into soccer. I actually enjoy prepping the snacks and indulging during the matches. Since this match is in the late afternoon for us, I am going to enjoy some Kebabs with a cup of tea. Here is a simple Lamb Kabobs recipe, you can try and enjoy during your favourite teams matchup.

250 gms Lamb pieces
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Green Chilli
1 tbsp cilantro leaves
2 tbsp Yogurt
1/4 tsp turmeric

Marinade lamb with yogurt, spices and green chilli/cilantro paste for atleast 4 hours. I prefer to leave it overnight. Thread onto skewers and cook in the oven at 425 F for 5-6 mins. Then lower the temp to 350 F and cook for another 10-15 mins. Serve with chutney of your choice as an appetizer or over rice with naan for a complete meal.


2014 FIFA World Cup Eats – World Cup Food Ideas

World Cup Eats

So far 2014 FIFA World Cup has been pretty exciting. Today we’ll see battle between Germany and Portugal, Iran and Nigeria, Ghana and United States. GermanyVSPortugal is/was a big one. Thomas Muller’s second goal had all Germany fans rejoicing. Do you know this is the fourth straight World Cup in which at least one Portugal player is sent off (6 red cards total.) If you are/were watching the match, you would know Raul Meireles wasn’t happy with Müller or the referee.

Well, it’s almost lunch time here and guess what I am craving for lunch..some German street food. I hear the Doner Kebap Sandwich’s are quite popular over their. Although Germany is well known for their variety of delicious sausages, kebab sandwiches are loved all over the world.  Other German street foods include Bavarian Fleischkase (also called Leberkase) which is similar to meatloaf sliced to the thickness of a finger and generally served with either hot mustard or sweet mustard in a roll. In recent years, their is increased popularity of  hybrid curry-sausage, Currywurst. Yes, who doesn’t love some hint of curry. Oh and let’s not forget about french fries and beer. Turkish-influenced street foods popular in Germany include include shawarma and doner. North African stalls can be seen selling shawarma, falafel and halumi. Who Knew?

Here, I am sharing with you a simple recipe of pork Kebabs which you can prepare and fill in any sandwich and enjoy a tasty lunch while watching your favourite teams fight for FIFA World Cup 2014.