Argentina ensured progression to the second round ahead of Nigeria after defeating the Super Eagles 2-1 in the Group D encounter. Lionel Messi opened the scoring in the 14th minute after latching to a fantastic ball from Ever Banega, beating Francis Uzoho with the fantastic right footed shot. Nigeria looked pedestrian after the goal and Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo performed woefully. Javier Mascherano was adjudged to have pulled down Leon Balogun in the box through VAR and Victor Moses coolly slotted home the resulting penalty. However, Argentina left it late when Marcos Rojo volleyed the ball into the net in the 85th minute.
Elsewhere, Croatia defeated Iceland 2-1 with goals from Milan Badelj and Ivan Perisic to ensure the victory. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a penalty for Iceland. Croatia and Argentina progress and Argentina will face France (i hope they lose) Croatia will face Denmark.