Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria

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According to 1986 World Cup victor, Ricardo Giusti, Burruchaga has confirmed that the coach has been stripped of his effective power ahead of the Nigeria game.Giusti said: "The players will decide the team, that's a fact".

HELD by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria tomorrow.

This time, Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has to set up with the right formation and the right players, and follow a plan.

Here si how Messi's wife wished him. Australia aren't in the worst spot in that regard, but they still have to find a way through a proud nation in Peru who want to win a match at their first World Cup since 1982.

In an interview with Brila FM, the United States of America "94 World Cup star, said that he made a decision to name Musa Eagles" captain when he was coaching Nigeria because the Leicester City star had nice sense of humour.

Croatia have been arguably the most impressive side so far at the World Cup, prompting suggestions this team can aspire to emulate the group that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1998, losing 2-1 to hosts and eventual champions France.

When I played in the Argentina team with him, he was always the main player and the main man.

Nigeria, second in the group, will advance if they beat Argentina, while a draw may also prove to be enough even if third-placed Iceland beat Croatia.

Last chance at World Cup glory? "We'll try to make it better and hope that he will be able to receive the ball a lot more".

The team, with only seven wins from its 17 matches, needed a victory while playing away from home against Ecuador in its last qualifying game. A big win and they could still win the group, if Croatia lose, but that's very unlikely.

"We need to figure out how I would fit on the team because, as you said, I used to play in the same position he plays and lately I have been used to playing in that position". If both Argentina and Iceland win, the former will need to outscore the latter to go through on goal difference.

In response to the rumours about his position, Sampaoli said: "The week went from low to high, and with respect to what was said, I can not clarify things that did not exist".

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