Nigeria vs Argentina Live Stream. Nigeria’s victory over Iceland on Friday, put everything back in their own hands ahead of the final round of Group D games. Who will join Croatia in the next stage? Watch Nigeria vs. Argentina Online Live below.
Both goals were scored in the second half by Ahmed Musa. The first goal came in the 49th minute, resulting in Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurðsson requiring medical attention on the pitch. Musa’s second goal came in the 75th minute, when he rounded Iceland goalkeeper Gylfi Sigurðsson, who had strayed from the net to follow the ball. Iceland then missed a penalty awarded late in the game.
Croatia is now on top of the group with 6 points, Nigeria second with 3 points, with Iceland and Argentina trailing behind with one point each.
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Nigeria vs. Argentina Match Details
Match Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium
Time: 7pm (Nigeria Time)
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Argentina were humbled by Croatia in their second group games and now Argentina’s chances of qualifying for next round hing by a thread really. Croatia scored twice without a reply and qualified for the knockout stages as group winners. Ante Rebic and Modric scored after the break to ensure a rather comfortable 2-0 win over Argentina.
Nigeria vs. Argentina Match Preview
It’s still all to play for on the final day of Group D as Nigeria take to the field against an Argentina side that is on the verge of a shock elimination. The two-time world champions currently sit bottom of the group on goal difference – simply put, it is win or bust!
The Nigerians have grown into the tournament, following up an opening day defeat to Croatia with a comfortable 2-0 win over Iceland on matchday two.
The ‘Super Eagles’ need just a draw to qualify, providing Iceland do not win by two or more goals.
Interestingly, Nigeria have drawn Argentina in their group in four of the six World Cup (WC) finals that they have qualified for, losing every one of those games. This stat will be of comfort to Argentina, a nation that has not finished bottom of a WC group since 1958.
Argentina have not failed to qualify from a WC group since the 2002 offering. However, they have survived the group stage on ten of their last 11 appearances at the finals.
Nigeria vs. Argentina Match Stats
In his nation’s win over Iceland, 19-year-old Nigerian keeper Francis Uzoho became the second youngest player ever to keep a clean sheet at WC finals.
He will have his work cut out against Lionel Messi, who got two against Nigeria in the 2014 WC, but the ‘Atomic Flea’ has been off form so far this WC.
Nigeria have lost every single one of their five encounters to date against South American sides at a WC finals.
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings between the sides.
Head To Head Record:
Across the last six meetings (in all competitions) each side has registered three wins apiece.
These sides last met in November 2017, with Nigeria running out shock 4-2 winners.
Over 3.5 goals have been shared between the sides in each of the last four H2H encounters.
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