Game Over :Marcos Rojo the hero as Argentina reach World Cup knockout stages after 2-1 win over Nigeria


Marcos Rojo’s stunning late finish keptArgentina’s World Cup 2018 dream alive and broke Nigerian hearts in the process.

Argentina were just four minutes away, plus injury time, from crashing out of the tournament when Rojo steered a brilliant shot into the bottom corner.

Nigeria appeared to be earning the point they needed to make the last 16 thanks to a cooly struck Victor Moses penalty cancelling out Lionel Messi ’s superb opener in the 14th minute.

But Rojo showed remarkable nerves of steel and technique to hit Gabriel Mercado’s cross first time into the net to send the Argentina fans wild. France will be their opponents in the next round.

In the round of 16 knockout stage, Croatia will face groupC Denmark who finished 2nd in table While Argentina will face France who finished 1st in that group. 

Posted by Onyekwelu Charles