Jun 26, 2018 at 7pm UK at Krestovsky Stadium
32' L. Balogun (Tripping)
(Holding) J. Mascherano 49'
51' V. Moses (pen.)
(Tripping) E. Banega 65'
90+1' J. O. Mikel (Holding)
(Unsportsmanlike cond) L. Messi 90+4'
John Obi Mikel's father kidnapped before Argentina gameNigeria captain John Obi Mikel opens up on his pain of representing the Super Eagles just hours after being told that his father had been kidnapped back in his homeland.
Jul 3, 15:20
Diego Maradona "fine" following health scareDiego Maradona reveals that he is "fine" after being seen by a doctor during Argentina's dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 27, 10:43
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli hails "fantastic" Lionel MessiJorge Sampaoli sings the praises of Lionel Messi for being a "fantastic player" with an "amazing" human side who is "happy when Argentina wins".
Jun 26, 23:06
Report: Diego Maradona hospitalised after Argentina World Cup win over NigeriaDiego Maradona is believed to have been taken to hospital following Argentina's dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 26, 22:54
Jorge Sampaoli: 'Argentina bravery secured World Cup win over Nigeria'Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli praises his "brave" players for their battling 2-1 win over Nigeria, which was enough for a place in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 26, 22:36
Lionel Messi: 'Argentina World Cup win over Nigeria a huge relief'Lionel Messi describes Argentina's 2-1 win over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup, which edged the Albiceleste into the knockout stages, as "a huge release and relief".
Jun 26, 22:23
John Obi Mikel: 'Marcos Rojo handball against Nigeria was a penalty'John Obi Mikel believes that Marcos Rojo's unpunished handball in the 2-1 World Cup defeat to Argentina should have led to the Super Eagles winning a penalty.
Jun 26, 22:11
John Obi Mikel proud of Nigeria efforts despite World Cup exitJohn Obi Mikel declares himself proud of Nigeria's efforts at the 2018 World Cup following the last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Argentina in Saint Petersburg.
Jun 26, 21:50
Marcos Rojo: 'World Cup begins now for Argentina'Argentina defender Marcos Rojo declares the 2018 World Cup underway for his nation following the Albiceleste's last-gasp qualification to the last 16 of the tournament.
Jun 26, 21:34
Marcos Rojo scores a late volley as Argentina scrape into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Argentina's 2-1 win over Nigeria, as the two-time world champions scraped through to the last 16.
Argentina axe Premier League stars Sergio Aguero and Willy Caballero for their World Cup group clash with Nigeria.
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Nigeria and Argentina in Group D.
Head to Head
Sergio Aguero to be dropped against Nigeria?Argentina striker Sergio Aguero will reportedly be dropped for his side's game against Nigeria on Tuesday.
Jun 25, 11:46
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'Odion Ighalo anticipates "a very tough game" when Nigeria face Argentina, but is confident of picking up the result that seals a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 24, 17:55
Javier Mascherano cools talk of rift with Jorge SampaoliArgentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists that the relationship between manager Jorge Sampaoli and his players is "completely normal", amid rumours of a rift.
Jun 24, 17:44
Report: Argentina mutiny against head coach Jorge Sampaoli amid World Cup woesArgentina's players reportedly take charge of team selection and tactics from head coach Jorge Sampaoli, who is allegedly set to be sacked after the World Cup.
Jun 24, 11:52