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FIFA 2018 : More Than A Do Or Die Situation For Argentina

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| June 26 , 2018 , 16:18 IST

Argentina has been struggling in the ongoing edition of the FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi and Co. will take on Nigeria in the important group stage match to qualify for the round of 16 on Tuesday at the Saint Petersburg.

While Nigeria would need just a draw in the match to secure their position in the round of 16, Argentina would need more than just a win. Argentina would qualify for the next round if it defeats Nigeria and if Croatia beats Iceland. In case Iceland draws the match with Croatia then the entrant for the knockouts will be decided by the goal difference.

In Group D, Croatia has already made it to the knockouts, leading the points table (6 points). Nigeria holds the second position with 3 points while Iceland and Argentina have managed to get one point each in their two group stage matches.

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Both the teams will meet for the fifth time at the World Cup in the crucial encounter to pave their way to the knockouts. Argentina has won all their previous four matches and will try to continue their tradition. Argentina faced Nigeria in 2014 at Brazil in which Messi and Ahmed Musa performed commendably.