It remains to be seen if the Super Eagles will opt for the more defensive 4-2-3-1 they rolled out against Croatia or if they go with 3-5-2 they used to defeat Iceland. A resurgent Super Eagles could prove to be tricky opposition for an Argentina side facing infighting in their camp with manager Jorge Sampaoli's position threatened, and anything but a win would result in elimination. And he will hope his showing against the Vikings help him tie down a starting spot on Tuesday.
Argentina and global star Lionel Messi head home from the 2018 World Cup with a draw or loss against Nigeria in a critical Group D matchup that gets underway Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET.
With all four teams alive in Group D, things could get wild on Day 13 at the World Cup.
But Nigeria, who are likely to need no more than a point to finish second, believe the balance of power is finally going to swing their way.
It means they must beat Nigeria tonight and hope Iceland do not get a victory over group toppers Croatia.
Rohr assured Nigerians that Victor Moses, who was criticised for his seeming "bad attitude" in the first two games, is committed to the cause, adding: "He is very fit and has been working hard in training". Even with a win over Nigeria, Argentina will potentially have to compete with Iceland on goal differential.
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Zabaleta, who won the 2005 Under-20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympics alongside Messi, wrote in his column for the BBC: "The happiest I saw Messi when I played alongside him for Argentina was in 2012 - he scored a hat trick against Brazil in NY and played the whole game with freedom and a smile on his face".