Argentina's Players Oust Sampaoli Ahead Of Nigeria Clash

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When I transferred to Leicester City and we played against Barcelona I scored another two goals, so I think in the next game anything can happen.

Argentina now desperately needs to win the Tuesday game against Nigeria in order to advance to the round of 16 stage.

Argentina will hope Lionel Messi can inspire them to victory against Nigeria on Tuesday, when La Albiceleste aim to keep their 2018 FIFA World Cup dreams alive.

The Super Eagles will have their official training inside the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Monday at 5:30pm ahead of their crucial Group D Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup clash against Argentina on Tuesday. In five previous appearances, the Eagles have had to play Argentina in the group phase on four occasions. And both those goals were struck by Musa, who unnoticeably has recorded a better start to the World Cup campaign in 2018.

"It's going to be war (and) a final of finals because they need to win", Ighalo told BBC Sport.

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It was men against boys when the Croats thrashed Argentina 3-0 last week Thursday, but with Iceland losing 2-0 to Nigeria in their second match of Group D, Messi and his teammates still have a chance of qualifying for the next round. The South American side submitted to a 1-1 draw to a hard-working Iceland team while succumbed to a 3-0 humiliation at the hands of a high-flying Croatia. But we know we can do it.

Defensive pair Mercado and Otamendi suffered ankle injuries in the loss to Croatia but are expected to be fit to face Nigeria.

Coach Jorge Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his approach against Croatia, sparking rumours the 58-year-old would be sacked during the tournament.

It had been suggested that 1986 World Cup victor Jorge Burruchaga, the team's technical director, would replace Sampaoli, but the claims were strongly denied by the Argentina Football Association (AFA) on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero is set to be dropped after his error versus Croatia.

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