Diego Maradona During Argentina v Nigeria Game

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Messi magic finally arrives at the World Cup and Diego's on a big one in Russian Federation. Their point earned against Denmark could've helped them if they had beaten Peru, and recorded better goal difference than the Danes.

As pressure goes, few will be under more than Argentina's beleaguered coach Jorge Sampaoli who has, we believe, survived a palace coup and will coach the side for their decisive clash against Nigeria.

Denmark are well placed in Group C with four points from two games.


He explained that with France's last-16 game scheduled for Kazan on Saturday, he wanted to rest those who had already played twice and protect the three players who are one caution away from a one-game ban - a trio which includes Paul Pogba.

Trent Sainsbury then headed an Aaron Mooy free kick wide of the post late in the first half as Peru entered the half-time interval with a one-goal lead.

Deschamps will now have the opportunity to break Domenech's record in his country's next game in the round of 16.


Denmark vs France was possibly the dullest game to have been played at the tournament so far, and nowhere was this reflected more than the scoreline. Kylian Mpabbe came close to avoiding that unwanted stat just before the end of proceedings, but he stumbled over the ball in the penalty area and Denmark were allowed to clear their lines.

Rojo's goal, meanwhile, broke the suspense in a game Argentina - a favorite entering the tournament sporting one of the world's best players in Lionel Messi - had to win to advance after a mediocre first two games in a hard Group D. Messi scored Tuesday's first goal before Nigeria tied it via penalty kick, setting up the wild finish. - Should Iceland beat Croatia, Argentina will need to beat Nigeria by two more goals than Iceland win their match.

"They are a great team that were able to beat Argentina".


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