The very first minutes of Nigeria vs. Argentina duly informed the crowd of what both teams had come for: many goals, quick attacks and a fan-packed arena with 43,285 aficionados in the stands of the Beira Rio Stadium. Messi scored twice and Rojo once to seal the Albiceleste victory in the match, which was held this Wednesday (25 June). Musa scored twice for the Africans.
Argentina now proceeds to the round of sixteen with a 100% record and the consequent lead of Group F, and now faces Switzerland in the knockout stage. The match happens on the 1st of July at the Corinthians Arena (São Paulo) at 1 PM. The Nigerians are still advancing in the competition despite the defeat, since Iran, the only one that could reach them, lost to Bosnia by 3-1 at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. Their adversary is France, which they challenge on 30 June at the Mané Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia.