Messi, others to pick Argentina squad against Eagles

Sherman Parsons
June 26, 2018

Argentina enters the final group games in fourth place, two behind second-place Iceland.

In all there have been 47 own goals in World Cup history‚ which means 13 percent have come in this tournament alone.

The match will be of prime significance because Argentina's round of 16 hopes are now hanging by a thread and a win or loss against the Super Eagles will seal La Albiceleste's fate.

Victory against the Africans, who Argentina have beaten in all four previous World Cup meetings, will secure qualification for the last 16 as long as Iceland don't shock already-qualified Croatia.

As Argentina and their star player Lionel Messi fight to stay in the World Cup, Diego Maradona has sent a message of support to the Barcelona forward.

Messi had 11 shots in Argentina's opener against Iceland without scoring, as did Cristiano Ronaldo when Portugal faced the so-called "minnows" in Euro 2016.

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The other two came in Nigeria's 3-2 defeat by Argentina in the 2014 group stage, so in six World Cup appearances Musa has had two multi-goal games.

Lionel Messi and company have to beat Nigeria.

Well, friends, it could really be just that today.

Roccuzzo has watched Argentina's disappointing World Cup campaign from her home city of Rosario, in the Argentinian province of Santa Fe so far but has travelled to St Petersburg for tonight's match.

In doing so, the 31-year-old took the total number of goals at the finals to 100. If the two teams are tied in differential, it goes to goals scored to figure out who advances, where Nigeria is now one goal ahead.

Do that and he could become a hero for Argentina's arch-rivals Brazil too.

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