The moment of truth has arrived for Lionel Messi and co as they take on Nigeria in a must-win game, who have ambitions of their own to play knock out football in Russia. Argentina were ripped to shreds by Croatia in their last game which prompted coach Jorge Sampaoli to beg for forgiveness after his tactics came in for huge criticism. But all could be forgotten if Argentina makes out of this hole they have dug themselves for. Meanwhile, if you are looking for live streaming and telecast details of Argentina vs Nigeria 2018 FIFA World Cup then you have landed on the right page. Below you will find all the relevant details.
Argentina has had very little to show for since the time they have been in Russia and barring a goal by Sergio Aguero in the first game, their creative play has gone missing. Lionel Messi, who was tipped by many to finally come to life in an Argentinian color, has looked a shadow of the man considered to be the greatest player of all time. But against a rugged Nigerian defense, Messi along with Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, and Sergio Aguero can burst into life finally and get Argentina past the finishing line. They will need a flurry of goals to overcome their poor goal difference tally which has placed them at the bottom of the pile.
Nigeria’s world cup campaign looked destined for disappointment until the second half against Iceland, but Ahmed Musa had other ideas as he single-handedly decimated Iceland with his powerful runs and deadly finishing. He is currently the leader of the Super Eagle’s forward line and Argentina will be wary of the threat he possesses. On the injury front, Jon Obi Mikel is fit to play after the knock he picked up during the closing stages of the previous game. The calmness he brings on to the pitch for his nation is unmatched and is one of the most respected players of the group.
Expect a feisty battle between the two nations with flying tackles and fight for every second ball. Argentina will be hoping for some Messi magic as he is one of player, despite some terrible form he currently is undergoing, who can create those magical moments needed to separate the two sides.
Argentina vs Nigeria Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Argentina vs Nigeria 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place on June 26, Tuesday at 11:30 PM IST. The game will be held at the Arena St Petersburg. Nigeria vs Argentina, 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D Match Preview: Start Time, Probable Lineup and Match Prediction.
Argentina vs Nigeria Football Match, Live Telecast in India available?
Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of 2018 FIFA World Cup in India. Argentina vs Nigeria match of Group C will be telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Argentina vs Nigeria Football Match, Free Live Streaming Online available in India
If you are not able to tune in to television for whatever reasons, you can also catch Argentina vs Nigeria World Cup 2018 match with the live streaming option available on Sony Liv. You can also catch up on the live updates of the football match on LatestLY here.