Lineups for the currently tied game

Phil Walter
 
Argentina and Nigeria meet in Porto Alegre with first place in Group F up for grabs. Neither head coach has made changes to their lineups from Saturday, so let’s look at how the two teams will start the match.
Alejandro Sabella has made no changes to his lineup that pulled off a late 1-0 victory overIran on Saturday. With first place not yet confirmed, it makes sense that Sabella has decided to not rest any starters, with the idea being to ensure they finish on top of Group F. Lionel Messi, who was the hero against Iran, starts in the attack, with Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.

 

Nigeria’s lineup is unchanged as well from their win over Bosnia. Head coach Stephan Keshi was a bit limited with change options anyway with Victor Moses and Godfrey Oboabona both unavailable due to injury. Peter Odemingie scored the winer for the Super Eagles on Saturday, and will hoping to lead his team to a win or draw that would see them through to the knockout round.

Argentina lineup (4-3-3): Sergio Romero; Marcos Rojo, Ezekiel Garay, Federico Fernandez, Pablo Zabaleta; Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Angel Di Maria; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero

Nigeria starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Vincent Enyeama; Juwon Oshaniwa, Joseph Yobo, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe Ambrose; Ogenyi Onazi, John Obi Mikel; Michel Babatunde, Peter Odemingie, Ahmed Musa; Emmanuel Emenike.

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