Nigeria vs Argentina: Super Eagles crash out of 2018 World Cup


Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, following a 2-1 defeat to Argentina at Saint Petersburg in Russia.

Nigeria needed a draw or victory to progress into the next round.

Gernot Rohr stuck with the same formation and players that beat Iceland 2-0 last Friday, but they struggled to find rhythm in the first half.

Lionel Messi scored his first goal in Russia, to give his side the lead before the break.

Victor Moses levelled from the penalty spot, after Javier Mascherano was punished for tugging Leon Balogun.

Odion Ighalo missed two good opportunities that could have given the Eagles the lead, before Marcos Rojo slammed in a volley late in the game, to accord the Albiceleste all three points and a place in the last 16.

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