Nigeria and Argentina have one of the most surprising, and agonizingly lopsided, rivalries in international soccer.
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France cruised; Germany didn't. But Africa tumbled from the Cup anyway. Today, it's all about US. The US, that is.
Match Day 18 brought us a touch of flash and a touch of Messi despite the fact that Argentina don't take the pitch until Day 19
France coach Didier Deschamps has opted to start both Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema in Les Bleus' first knockout game against Nigeria.
France should be able to progress into the World Cup quarterfinals with a win over Nigeria on Monday.
Now that the Group Stages are over and the teams advancing have been decided, it's time to reassess the player pool and revise our teams ahead of the next stage. Let's take a look at the match ups...
La Albiceleste won a back and forth affair against Nigeria to claim first place in Group F. The Super Eagles advance as well, despite the loss.