The Super Eagles of Nigeria crashed out of the ongoing World Cup in Russia after losing 2-1 to Argentina in the final Group D match. Nigeria were on course to make it to the next round until Rojo smashed in a late winner to seal a place for Argentina.
With Argentina’s hope of qualifying heavily dependent on the match, Messi shouldered his team’s responsibility, lifting their hope when he put them in front in the 14th minute. Nigeria got luck earlier in the second half with Moses converting from the penalty spot following a controversial penalty spotted by the referee without consulting VAR. Sooner the VAR was called to action after the referee waived Nigeria protest following a handball by Rojo, a time when Ighalo who came on for Iheanacho should have scored and seal the victory for Eagles but wasted a clear cut chance.
The game turned sour for Nigeria when same Rojo converted from a close range to seal a win for Argentina with four minute left on regulation time. The scoreline means Nigeria have now been beaten with one goal margin for the fifth time by Argentina in a World Cup competition. It was the same old story for the World Cup rivals.
Argentina will now face France in the next round