Argentina’s next match is against Nigeria which is the last game of group stage. Nigeria needs at least a draw against the squad of Lionel Messi to make sure their position in round of 16. But, it could be tough task for super eagles to face one of the best team in the world. On the other hand, Argentina have won last 2 games crucially, goals from Messi helped the national team to qualify for pre-quarter finals, but can he make it to the finals? Meanwhile, let’s have a discussion on match preview, time & telecast of Nigeria vs Argentina upcoming game.
Nigeria vs Argentina Match Time & Telecast Channels
|NIGERIA VS ARGENTINA SCHEDULE|
|Competition||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||25–6‑2014 [GMT & IST]|
|Time||16:00 [GMT] & 21:30 [IST]|
|Stadium||Estadio Beira Rio, Porto Alegre|
|First team||Super Eagles|
|Second team||The White & Sky Blue|
|Round||Round of 32 [Group stage]|
|Referee||Nicola Rizzoli [ITA]|
| Sony SIX, Brod. Org. of Nigeria|
TV Publica Digital, DirecTV, ESPN
Given below are the telecast channels in other nations.
Nigeria: Brod. Org. of Nigeria
Argentina: TV Publica Digital, DirecTV
Japan: TV Tokyo, TV Asahi
USA: ABC, ESPN, Univision
UK: BBC, Talksport
Italy: Sony SIX, ENTV
Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA, Eastlink TV
Finland: TF1, beIN Sports, France Televisions
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
Germany: ARD, ZDF
France: TF1, beIN Sport
Croatia: HRT 2, ZDF
Nigeria vs Argentina Match Preview
Although the Argentines have qualified for round of 16 in this world cup, but they are looking for to end this round on top spot. With 6 points, the Sky Blues are on top of Group F. On the other hand Super Eagles have to win this game, a draw will also help them to make it to next round. After playing 2 games, the super eagles have scored just 1 goal.
6 meetings between Nigeria & Argentina have been recorded so far. Out of these 6 head to head games, Argentina, won 4 matches, while, their rivals won just one time with one draw. Total of 14 goals [6 from Super Eagles, 8 from White & Sky Blues] have been scored in all head to head games.
Nigeria’s best performance in world cup history is round of 16 which they achieved two times in 1994 & 1998. If they qualifies for quarter finals, it will be their best ever performance in history of football world cup.
2 times world cup winners won their last world cup title 28 years ago in 1986. The Barcelona’s star striker Lionel Messi is responsible for Argentina’s next round qualification who scored 2 goals in 2 last games.
Nigeria vs Argentina Highlights
|2 [Musa 4′, 47′]||Goals||2 [Messi 3′, 45+1, Rojo 50′]|
|7||Shots on target||13|
Both teams have qualified for round of 16. The Argentines will will play against Switzerland & Nigeria will face France in pre quarter final of this world cup.