World Cup 2018 : Argentina beats Nigeria 2-1 to qualify for the Round of 16

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

SAINT PETERSBURG, Jun. 26, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : Argentina defeated Nigeria by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 1-0), in a World Cup group stage game on Tuesday night at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

Argentina dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by forward Lionel Messi in the 14th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Argentines further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Rojo with just 4 minutes remaining in regulation time.

Argentina advance to the Round of 16. Nigeria is eliminated.

Fixtures and Results : Group D

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Overview

Nigeria at the World Cup

  • 6 appearances (first in 1994)
  • 14 participations in the qualifications (first in 1962)

Argentina at the World Cup

  • 2 titles (1978, 1986)
  • 17 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1978, 1986) Runners-up (1930, 1990, 2014)
2018 World Cup Poster
Nigeria
1:2
Argentina
1:2 (0:1)
  • 26 June 2018
  • 21:00
  • Saint Petersburg

Group D

TeamPts
Croatia9
Argentina4
Nigeria3
Iceland1

Matches

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