FIFA World Cup 2018
Nigeria vs Argentina
Argentina are languishing at the bottom of the group table with no wins to their name. Yes, you heard right. Argentina are yet to open their account in this edition of FIFA World Cup as they have played 2 games, drawn 1 and lost 1 against the table toppers Croatia by 2-0. This crucial encounter of Group-D would be the last match for both the teams in the league stages.
When: June 26, 11:30 PM IST
Where: Saint Petersburg Stadium
Argentina’s hopes to qualify for the round of 16 looks in peril and a miracle somehow from somewhere is what needed to keep their aspirations alive. First thing first, Argentina needs to win this match and win with at least 3 goals margin to help their cause. Apart from winning they will have to rely on the result of the match between Iceland and Croatia.
If Croatia wins their game against Iceland it will mean that Iceland will be out of the competition and then it would be one team from Nigeria and Argentina to qualify for the next round.
Former Ivory Coast captain and Chelsea’s forward Didier Drogba has advised the Super Eagles to not to panic and keep playing the way they are playing till now and do not look for any defensive strategies if they want to overcome a side like Argentina who are looking to rebuild their form.
Drogba also said that he wants the Super Eagles to play with an attacking mindset and don’t let the opposition to gain any sort of momentum whatsoever. Meanwhile, Nigerian coach Rohr is confident of going for glory against a depleted Argentinean side who is due for a Messi magic.
The head to head encounters between the two sides have been 8 times where Argentina winning 6 times while Nigeria winning on 2 occasions.
Recent form, Nigeria: DLLLW
Where to watch Nigeria vs Argentina?
You can watch the telecast of Nigeria vs Argentina on Sony Sports Network/HD and web platform is Sonyliv.com.