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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates after the group D match against Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the St. Petersburg.(AP)

Create passes to Lionel Messi, he’ll create opportunities for us in FIFA World Cup 2018: Jorge Sampaoli

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, St Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 08:46 PM IST
Lionel Messi’s efforts in Argentina’s Group D win against Nigeria was appreciated by coach Jorge Sampaoli. Messi scored Argentina’s opening goal
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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal against Nigeria in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal against Nigeria in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi’s Argentina make way into FIFA World Cup 2018 knockout with thrilling win over Nigeria

By Reuters | Reuters, St Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:25 PM IST
A late goal by Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in Group D and sent the twice champions through to the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the tournament in the 14th minute with an expertly taken shot
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