Nigeria vs Argentina: Super Eagles defeated, exits 2018 World Cup despite huge opportunities

Nigeria’s National team, Super Eagles have been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, following a 2-1 defeat to Argentina on Tuesday night.

Super Eagles who needed a draw or win to retain in the 2018 World Cup failed to achieve either aims. Gernot Rohr stuck with the same formation and players that beat Iceland 2-0 last Friday, but they struggled to find fluency in the first half.

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

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

Marcos Rojo scored a stunning late goal against Nigeria to rescue Argentina’s World Cup hopes, progressing from Group D alongside Croatia to set up a last-16 match against France.

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Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the tournament in the first half but Victor Moses equalised shortly after half-time to put the South Americans on the brink of an exit before Rojo’s late strike.

In the other match, Croatia beat Iceland 2-1 to top the group with nine points.

Watch the Nigeria’s only goal, Penalt scored by Victor Moses below.

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  1. Avberhota Rita Ahweyevu says

    Hmmmmm back on fet again, Madame is in control for the remote TV. Lol

  2. Justina Obi says

    Why on earth will this guys wear this failure Jersey?

  3. Lemmy Ojo says

    We are not defeated, we are only rub out. As far as I am concerned going to world cup is a waste of resources and time. There no way black man or any black nation can win world cup till the end of the world. Instead of that FIFA should create the world cup for black race alone. Apart from African cup of the Nation. The smart rubber called referee will stop their evil act on field. To hell with referee who refused to give us penalty,To hell with world cup.

  4. Joy Umoh says

    My deductions from Russia 2018, Nigeria Vs Argentina Match

    Nigeria lost the Match due to tactical and selection approach. Not all foreign coaches are Smart. Rohr just confirmed this fact despite the fact that our boys played well.

    At 82nd Minutes, only one substitution was made when Nigerian Super Eagles were seriously under intense pressure. I see no reason Why a John Ogu and Ebuehi who could have strengthen the defense line up and a Iwobi our best creative player were all left on the bench at that instant. Although the 1st half was encouraging the second half was something to write home about. Nigerian Super Eagles would have either drawn or won the match if Coach Rohr was tactically and technically sound as a coach.

    coach Rohr deserves a sack so that our football can progress.

  5. Paul Arrey says

    Hahahaha where is Musa 2goals

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  8. Chukwuma Simeon says

    Disappointed match

  9. Oladele Damilare Favourite says

    Our boys fought gallantly in Russia tonight and almost won though the stadium was filled with Argentinians and the Turkish referee worked against us. We almost had it in the bag but God suddenly remembered that 200 people were just slaughtered in Jos and we didn’t give a damn!

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