Argentina Set To Make Sweeping Changes To Save Their World Cup

by Steven Clarke June 26, 2018, 5:09
Argentina Set To Make Sweeping Changes To Save Their World Cup

With Croatia having already qualified from Group D, Nigeria and Argentina lock horns once again, this time at Saint Petersburg Stadium, with ambitions of reaching the knockout stages of Russian Federation 2018.

A win against Argentina, who have looked shambolic in their first two games despite boasting some of the biggest names in the game, would guarantee a place in the second round.

Nigeria versus Argentina match would hold simultaneously with the match between Croatia and Iceland to avert any form of undue collaboration among the teams in the group.

If Argentina and Nigeria draw, Iceland will advance if it beats Croatia by a two-goal margin and also score at least one more than Nigeria.

The world will be watching Lionel Messi on Tuesday as he and his Argentina team-mates attempt to rescue their Russian Federation 2018 campaign against Nigeria.

Will he deliver for his nation in Argentina's most decisive game since the 2014 World Cup Final? "We wish him all the best in the upcoming match against Nigeria and pray that he, along with his team, makes it to the final round", the 15-year-old said.

The 2014 World Cup finalist's squad in his turmoil with Jorge Sampaoli under extreme pressure after a 3-0 loss to Croatia left Argentina on the brink of an early exit in Russian Federation.

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.

Javier Mascherano, veteran of three World Cups, understands the magnitude of the task ahead and said: "We know the situation is tricky". That was the third time Argentina would beat Nigeria at the World Cup.

"For us the World Cup hasn't started officially". After a draw against Iceland and then crushing defeat at the hands of Croatia, Argentina were pushed on the brink of elimination.

This prediction of an Argentina win comes because the South Americans have nearly always performed when their backs have been against the wall. Argentina, with one point from two games so far, have lurched from insipid to chaotic.

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