The Super Eagles have become the first African team to reach the knock out stagesBy KellyChi 10:48 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 Comments
The Super Eagles have become the first
African team to reach the knock out stages
Nigeria reached the knock out stage of the World Cup for the
first time since 1998, despite losing 3-2 to Argentina in
anexciting game in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.
The Super Eagles, who have equaled their best ever feat,
came unstuck against their familiar foes.
Lionel Messi twice put the South Americans in the lead early,
but Ahmed Musa pegged them back both times only for the
African champions to finally succumb to Marcos Rojoâ€™s goal
from a corner kick.
For Stephen Keshi and his team, it was their best game of
the tournament thus far and they showed that they are
capable of playing with the big boys.
After an opening draw with Iran that looked drab and poor,
they went on to secure a slim victory against Bosnia and
thus ensured that their final game with Argentina would be
not more than a classification game.
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