When the Super Eagles of Nigeria file out in the Krestovsky stadium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, June 26, they will be hoping to be fifth time lucky against a nation that has always tormented them at the World Cup, Argentina.
Russia 2018 marks the Super Eagles’ sixth global finals appearance and they are preparing for their fifth meeting with La Albiceleste at the tournament. The Super Eagle must beat Argentina to qualify and vice versa. YEN.com.gh.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has made it clear he does not want to retire from international duty until he lifts the World Cup trophy with his national side, Argentina. He made the revelation while celebrating his 31st birthday
Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each as Belgium ran out comfortable winners against Tunisia to qualify for the knock-out stages from Group G. Belgium have won each of their last six World Cup group stage matches.
"I saw Argentinians falling on the floor and crying like girls.We were firmer, better, had better chances. They will have to do well in the next game [against Nigeria] to progress to the second round, if they even progress."
It was not a night to be for Leo Messi and co as a Luka Modric led Croatia beat Argentina by 3 goals to nil. Leo Messi playing the entirety of the game without a shot on goal is perhaps the best portrait summary of the game.