Nigerian Chief Rio Ferdinand "Torn" Between Supporting Messi’s Argentina Or Super Eagles

Lionel Messi’s Argentina will face Nigeria in their final group game of FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday

It remains to be seen if the Super Eagles will opt for the more defensive 4-2-3-1 they rolled out against Croatia or if they go with 3-5-2 they used to defeat Iceland.

Describing the Super Eagles Franco-German coach as somebody who likes to win all the time, Ogu said his words inspired the team's change of attitude in second half against Iceland. And he will hope his showing against the Vikings help him tie down a starting spot on Tuesday.

"Though Argentina struggled in their last two matches, which make people to write them off, but against Nigeria it would be different, we know it would a tough game, but we are well prepared". There are no small or big players in a match.

The two-time winners have started the tournament poorly and now sit bottom of their group, having picked up just a single point from their opening two games.

Argentina must beat Nigeria and hope Iceland fail to beat Croatia in order to reach the knockout stage of the completion.

The South American giants must defeat the Super Eagles to stand any chance of progressing to the next round, and even that might not be enough if Iceland earn three points against already-qualified Croatia.

Victory for the Africans in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday will send Argentina home in disgrace after failing to win a game in Russian Federation and send Nigeria into the last 16.

The drama is set to unfold, and the game between Nigeria and Argentina will have a telling effect on the consequences.

And his 31st birthday on Sunday, June 24, only served to highlight how time is running out for Messi to win a major worldwide tournament.

"The way the match was structured against Croatia didn't suit Messi", Sampaoli said ahead of the game.

The midfielder, a finalist at the last World Cup, along with many of those from the Beijing squad, added: "We are the vice-champions of the world and we need to show that sort of level". "We have to ask to the referee to accept, but it is hard plastic so I think it is ok". If they are able to topple the European side, they will rely on goal differential to send them through against Nigeria if the other Group D game ends in a draw or against Argentina, if Messi's side pulls off the victory in their final game.

All the two matches would be played at the same time.

La Albiceleste have won their previous five World Cup encounters against the African nation. Iceland's ownership as a whole might be lower given Croatia's results to this point and Iceland's failures against Nigeria, but with motivation in their favor, they should be able to keep this one close.

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