Venue Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Saturday 3pm

Referee W Stark (Ger)

Odds Argentina 1-2 Nigeria 15-2 Draw 7-2


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ArgentinaManager Diego Maradona

Fifa ranking 7

Doubtful None

Injured None

Suspended None

NigeriaManager Lars Lagerback

Fifa ranking 15

Doubtful None

Injured None

Suspended None

Match pointers• Argentina coach Diego Maradona won the last of his 91 caps against Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup

• Nigeria have lost both their previous envounters with Argentina at the World Cup – 2-1 in 1994 and 1-0 in 2002

• Among the 32 participants at the World Cup only Uruguay suffered as many defeats (six) during qualifying as Argentina

• Nigeria's 0-0 draw with England in 2002 is their only point from their last five matches at the World Cup

• Lionel Messi averaged one goal every 4.5 games for Argentina in qualifying, but one goal every 1.03 matches in La Liga this term

• Nigeria are the only African side to have reached the last 16 twice – they did so at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups