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Musa's super eagles soars Nigeria and gave Argentina a gift

Musa's super eagles soars Nigeria and gave Argentina a gift

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<p>Nigeria revived its World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd and gave a boost to Argentina. Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year’s World Cup as he had both goals.</p> <p>This means Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina are all still in contention to advance from Group D. Croatia has a spot in the round of 16 therefore taking the lead after two wins.</p> <p>The Super Eagles would have gone out with defeat. Musa showed superb technique to fire Nigeria ahead on the half-volley before the Leicester player rounded keeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson to make it 2-0.</p> <p>Nigeria looked sluggish in its opening loss to Croatia, and started slowly in this game too. Nigeria was the first team in Russia not to have a shot in the first 45 minutes. </p> <h3>Nigeria eludes defeat</h3> <p>A defeat today would have meant the country joining African teams: Egypt and Morocco in exiting the tournament early.<br /> He showed exceptional quality to open the scoring, controlling a cross by Victor Moses before lashing home from 10-yards. <h3><a href="http://www.africanews.com/2018/06/15/nigeria-will-fight-for-its-life-in-the-world-cup-s-group-of-death/"target="_blank">Nigeria will fight for its life in the World Cup’s Group of Death</a></h3> </p> <p>Tougher days are ahead as Nigeria have to win <a href="http://www.africanews.com/2018/05/22/nigeria-vs-argentina-will-the-super-eagles-finally-overcome-a-familiar-foe/"target="_blank">Argentina</a> to ensure their stay in Russia but this performance, particularly in the second half, will give them a huge lift for Tuesday’s group finale.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.africanews.com/2018/05/04/nigeria-s-unbeaten-qualification-run-to-the-world-cup/"target="_blank">Road to Russia: Nigeria’s unbeaten qualification run to the World Cup</a></h3> <iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=2778493 &ThemeId=19714" width="100%" height="1200" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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