Argentina vs. Nigeria, World Cup 2014: Start time, TV schedule

Ronald Martinez

A tie would put both teams through, but Nigeria can still finish atop the group with a win. Find out how to watch on TV and online.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Argentina 3, Nigeria 2: Argentina wins Group F, as both teams advance to the Round of 16

Argentina may be undefeated and poised to finish atop Group F. But that may be a bit deceiving. If not for a pair of late, spectacular goals from Lionel Messi, Argentina's situation could be very different. And while Nigeria hasn't been anymore impressive, this could still prove to a pivotal match.

A tie would put both teams through to the quarterfinals and neither side would complain about that. But if Nigeria can find a way to win, they'd finish atop the group and be able to avoid arguably the tournament's hottest team in France.

Messi and his mates will have their work cut out for them, too. Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has yet to concede a goal in two games, leaving Nigeria as the only team with a clean goals-against record.

Argentina v. Nigeria

Somewhat of note, Porto Alegre is the closest host city to Argentina, which will likely mean a decided home-field advantage.

Match Date/Time: 2 p.m. local, Noon ET

Venue: Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil

TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), Univision (U.S. - Spanish), ITV 4 (U.K.), CBC (Canada), SuperSport (Nigeria), Canal 7 (Argentina)

United States announcers: Derek Rae, Efan Ekoku

Online: WatchESPN (U.S.), Univision Deportes (Spanish), ITV Player (U.K.)

Listings via LiveSoccerTV

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