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Nigeria vs Argentina: Maradona seeks meeting with Messi, others

26 June 2018, 07:33 | Susie Olson

Argentina doesn't have a plan- angry Maradona hits out

Diego Maradona Argentina 2018 FIFA World Cup Jorge Sampaoli

The Barcelona superstar has not provided an assist or scored a goal, and missed a penalty against Iceland that could have secured victory for the South Americans.

Reports in Argentina claim that senior members of the squad were no longer willing to follow Sampaoli and would instead pick the team to face Nigeria on Tuesday.

Mascherano said he had played under eight national team coaches in his Argentina career and none of them had complained afterwards that the players had picked the team.

But the defender said that Argentina's players will work with Sampaoli to find a solution to the woes that have plagued the 2014 runners-up.

If not, no problem.'Sampaoli was reported to be in talks with Argentine FA president Claudio Tapia late on Saturday night but looked like keeping his job, though having to take account of the players' concerns. "The coach gives you the tools, but you decide which is the best option [on the pitch], and for that to occur, you have to be comfortable".

It will not be an easy game for Nigeria since Argentina have good players but confidence will be high in the camp of the African side.


With apologies to Tolstoy, every unhappy team is unhappy in its own way.

Musa became, in the process, Nigeria's all-time highest scorer at World Cup finals with four goals and he the only man from his country to score in two different World Cups. "So obviously I think we could work together", said Dybala last week, as per FourFourTwo.

Iceland need to win and hope Nigeria lose to Argentina to go through.

"It was very important for us to do that right at the start of the game and once we found our rhythm with the ball, we started taking control". "There are a lot of factors that are needed in this kind of competition".

Russian Federation were buoyed by huge support in their first two matches, sweeping aside Saudi Arabia and Egypt, but the wheels came off against Uruguay in a chastening 3-0 defeat, in which they were reduced to 10 men.



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