Nigeria exit #WorldCup after loss to Argentina leaving fans heartbroken

Nigeria exit #WorldCup after loss to Argentina leaving fans heartbroken

Nigeria needed at least a draw from the match to progress to the knockout stages of the Russian Federation showpiece, while the Argentines needed a win.

Sampaoli says he was informing rather than consulting Messi in an exchange during the team's last World Cup match that some have interpreted as him ceding authority to the Barcelona man.

Argentina salvaged its pride in making it to the knockout phase of the FIFA World Cup in a hard fought 2-1 win over Nigeria. If not we suffer, we know we have the best player in the world and we have to benefit from that.

A last 16 clash with France has been set up, but Argentina must still improve in order to make a real impression on the competition, with Messi needing much, much more help in a disjointed Argentina side.

Lionel Messi has revealed he wore a lucky ribbon sent to him by a reporter's mother after Argentina had failed to impress in their first few games.

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Lionel Messi, who had scored a brilliant opener, jumped on Rojo's back as he sprinted away in delirious celebration, joined by the entire Argentina bench in the corner. We wish him all the best for the rest of the World Cup. I told him on our USA tour that he was to be a forward not a winger.

"Well, I remember that point in time, but everything I mentioned to the players is personal and I don't think it's for the public domain, it was a simple exchange I had with a player", Sampaoli said.

The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward already has one goal to his name in the group stages and will look to utilize his speed and agility to cut through Argentina's defense and lead the attack alongside other stars like Antoine Griezmann.

"Our first goal for this World Cup was to pass the group stage but that doesn't really satisfy myself or the team".

After lengthy and impassioned protests from the Argentine players, Moses managed to keep his cool and slot past Franco Armani to level the scores. Santos will be demanding more from his players after they struggled to beat Morocco and only managed to draw with Iran in their last two games.

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