Jun 25, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Nigeria
2-3
Argentina
Musa (3', 47')
Omeruo (48'), Oshaniwa (51')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Messi (2', 45'), Rojo (49')

Preview: Nigeria vs. Argentina

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi stands on the touchline on March 23, 2013.
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's World Cup encounter between Nigeria and Argentina in Group F.

Nigeria can reach the second round of the World Cup on Wednesday if they avoid defeat against Group F leaders Argentina in Porto Alegre.

The Africans are currently three points ahead of third-placed Iran, though Stephen Keshi's side could be knocked out of the tournament if they lose and the Iranians beat Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Meanwhile, already-qualified Argentina will be eager to make it three wins out of three as they prepare themselves for the last 16.

The South Americans come into the match on the back of a dramatic 1-0 victory over Iran which saw Lionel Messi score a spectacular injury-time winner for his country.

Victor Moses, Godfrey Oboabona and Reuben Gabriel are all doubtful for Nigeria, while Argentina have no fresh injury concerns.

Recent form

Nigeria: DDDLDW

Argentina: WDWWWW

Possible starting lineups

Nigeria: Enyeama; Ambrose, Oshaniwa, Omeruo, Yobo; Mikel, Onazi, Emenike, Babatunde; Odemwingie, Musa

Argentina: Romero; Zabaleta, Rojo, Mascherano, Garay; Fernandez, Gago, Di Maria; Palacio, Lavezzi, Higuain

Sports Mole says: 0-2

Vedad Ibisevic Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014
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