Argentina qualify in dramatic win against Nigeria.

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Argentina qualifies for the next round of Russia 2018 after a hard earned victory against Nigeria.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring early in the 14th minute as he showed composure and accuracy as his shot went past the young Nigerian keeper. 1:0

51′ Victor Moses restored parity to the encounter from the spot kick after Mascherano pulled Balogun inside his penalty box. 1:1

86′ Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo strike inside the box gave Argentina maximum points as they qualified for the round of 16 in Russia.

The match against Croatia and Iceland was played simultaneously with the Nigerian match and Croatia won by two goals to one.

Badel opened the scoring for Croatia in the 53rd minute but Sigurdson leveled the game from a spot kick in the 76th minute.

Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic 90th minute strike sealed the win for Croatia as they top the “Group Of Death” with 9 points.

Croatia maintain 100% record in the tournament with 9 points and will face Denmark in the round of 16 while Argentina will face France,

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