Soccer: Aguero collapses at halftime as Argentina lose to Nigeria

William Troost-Ekong I am not scared of any opposition at the World Cup

William Troost-Ekong I am not scared of any opposition at the World Cup

The Super Eagles shocked African football fans by skipping past Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria, who could only record one victory between themselves in Group B.

The Argentines, parading star players like Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria, scored the first two goals of the game.

Aguero had claimed his country's second in the first half to open a 2-0 lead, but the Nigerians struck back to score four in a row.

"We stay humble and realise we have more work to do".

Nigeria's Super Eagles produced an impressive performance on Tuesday to defeat former world champions Argentina 4-2.

It later added that Aguero had left hospital and was "at the hotel with the rest of the delegation".

The decision to commit to a high press was a surprising one, as it has not been a cornerstone of the defensive strategy for this team.

It really would a sub-optimal way to build a tactic, at the worst possible time, and against the worst possible type of opposition in Argentina, who were always likely to monopolize possession.

CHANCE: Pavon is picked out and crosses first-time on the volley from the right. There are no friendlies these days. The midfield will be manned by Banega, Matías Kranevitter and Giovani Lo Celso with Dybala taking Messi's place with the striking line-up augmented by Cristian Pavón and Ángel Di María or Diego Perotti.

One thing is for certain, Rohr's legend will certainly grow if he can mastermind a win against Messi and co.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Argentina v Nigeria, an attractive international friendly being staged at the Krasnodar Arena in Russia, the action gets underway at 17:30 hours (CET).

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