Nigeria is considered one of the top teams in all of Africa. Unfortunately for them, their opponent in the opening round of the 19th World Cup is considered one of the top teams in the world.
Argentina proved its superiority over Nigeria with a 1-0 win on June 12 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The lone goal of the game came in the sixth minute of the match, when Argentina’s Gabriel Heinze scored on a powerful corner kick.
Nigeria’s defense played fairly well throughout the rest of the game, containing Argentina star Lionel Messi, who many soccer experts consider the best player in the world. Messi had eight shots in the game, while Argentina as a team had 20.
Nigeria will next face Greece on June 17, while Argentina will play South Korea on the same day.