Monday, 23 July, 2018

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero

Argentina players stage coup against Jorge Sampaoli before crucial Nigeria clash Jorge Sampaoli has been told he has no control over Argentina’s players. (AP
Jennie Wade | 26 June, 2018, 22:31

Maradona insisted he "would love" to meet the Argentina players before the critical Nigeria game - and suggested that several of his former teammates should join him for the meeting.

In order to get a better goal difference, Argentina will be required to beat Nigeria with a big goal margin.

However, bouncing back will take a huge improvement in performance and strength of character so far unseen from the two-time world champions in Russian Federation.

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.

Argentina has only one point from two matches after drawing 1-1 with Iceland and recording an embarrassing 0-3 loss to Croatia.

For all his heroics with Barcelona at club level, Messi is still often compared unfavourably in his homeland for his inability to recreate Maradona's success for the national team.

Nigeria, meanwhile, looked impressive in beating Iceland 2-0 and pose a huge threat to Argentina's World Cup hopes.

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No official change has been made, but now TyC reports that the president of Argentina's soccer federation, Claudio Tapia, is supporting the players in their attempt to wrest control of the team away from Sampaoli.

"To Leo, I would like to speak with you and tell you that you are not to blame for anything", he said, according to Sport.

"But as a collective, where things don't go as we'd like, we all have our own frustrations".

Nigeria clinches a spot in the knockouts with a win or draw vs. Argentina.

"There is nothing I can pay them for the past seasons I've been with them other than to say "thank you very much".

Were it not for CSKA, I would not have been in the World Cup".

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