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Argentina strike late to advance to World Cup knockout stages

27 June 2018

A late goal by Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in Group D on Tuesday (June 26). Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the tournament in the 14th minute with an expertly taken shot. The triumph sent the twice champions through to the knockout stages of the World Cup. Argentina face France in the last 16 after finishing second in the group, while Croatia take on Group C runners-up Denmark. Nigeria and Iceland are out after finishing third and fourth, respectively.