Argentina in World Cup knockout stage after defeating Nigeria
Argentina have made it into the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after edging Nigeria 2-1 in their final Group D match yesterday in St. Petersburg.
The opening goal and Russia 2018’s 100th was scored by Argentina’s Lionel Messi on the 14th minute. Nigeria’s Victor Moses levelled from the spot on the 49th minute. Ultimately, the winning goal was scored by Argentina’s Marcos Rojo on the 86th minute.
With their long-awaited first win at Russia 2018 and four points, Argentina finished in the second place in Group D, ceding to Croatia.
Now, Argentina are up for a Round 16 match against France, number one in Group C. The game will be played in Kazan on June 30.
Russia is holding its first-ever edition of the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15 in 11 host cities, namely Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.