25 June 2014

Nigeria: Africa Honored! Nigeria Qualifies Despite Loss to Argentina!

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Ahmed Musa, left, seen contesting Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta for the ball, was Nigeria's hero of the match, scoring both the side's goals.

This is undoubtedly the best games ever in this 2014 World Cup for both Nigeria and Argentina.

In a hot balanced game at kickoff, Argentina did not wait long to open hostilities as of the 3rd minute of game by star striker Lionel Messi who recovered powerfully and successfully a first shot of Di Maria deviated by Vincent Enyeama.

A very short term advantage as Ahmed Musa on a quick counter-attack put a missile into the cages of Romero. While Super Eagles thought they would go to the break with a 1-1 tie, Albiceleste resumed advantage a while ahead of the end of the first period. An achievement of none but Messi, the inescapable savior of Argentina in this game for the first spot in Group F of the 2014 World Cup. 2-1 at the break.

The resumption looks more a festival than the first half time. Nigeria through the same Musa will equalize of entry in the 47th minute before Rojo scores a third goal in the 50th that will be equalized in vain by an athletic team of Nigeria that delivered a commendable game.

Despite this 3-2 loss of the foals of Coach Stephen Keshi, they honored the African continent by a reasonable qualification entirely hinging on the 3-1 loss inflicted to Iran by Bosnia in the other group game of the day. Nigeria finally ranks second behind Argentina in Group F with 4 points.

Nigeria becomes the first African country to qualify for the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Africa is happy with Eagles!!!

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