Full-Time: Nigeria knocked-out of World Cup, beaten 2-1 by Argentina

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46 Minutes –  Nigeria on fire! Looking for an equalizer, Odion Ighalo comes in for Kelechi Iheanacho. Nigeria means business

51 minutes -FOUL! PENALTY TO NIGERIA. LEON BALOGUN FOULED BY JAVIER MASCHERANO.

51 Minutes – GOAL!!!!! VICTOR MOSES MAKES IT 1-1 FROM THE SPOT!!!

55 minutes –  As things stand, Nigeria on the verge of ending her Argentine hoodoo and qualifying for the second round

60 minutes – St. Petersburg stadium is bouncing. Argentine and Nigerian fans are urging their teams to keep the fire going

62 minutes – Coach Sampaoli rings the changes for Argentins. PAVÓN  COMES OFF THE BENCH TO REPLACE PÉREZ 

70 minutes – Di Maria makes way for Meaza

75 minutes – Referee calls for VAR review on a supposed foul by Mascherano. Referee says NO PENALTY.

80 minutes – Sergio Aguero comes in only to watch strike mate Higuain fire his shot sky high

86 minutes – GOAL ARGENTINA

From the unlikliest of sources, defender Rojo meets a cross from the left and buries it on the low left corner past keeper Uzoho, Nigeria on the brink….

94 minutes (added) – Nigeria going…….

GAME OVER

Nigeria have been eliminated from Russia 2018 World Cup