Messi and Armani speak with the media following the game. Did you know that Armani made his national team debut tonight? He is the first player to make his debut for his national team during a World Cup match since Ruben Amorim for Portugal against Côte d’Ivoire on 15 June 2010.
The dream was so close and Nigeria showed amazing fighting spirit. After a difficult first half the team played a great second half and had two good chances to take the lead. The young players can be proud of themselves.
Argentina reach the knockout stage for the fourth consecutive World Cup finals, since being eliminated after the group stage in 2002.