Argentina’s World Cup will *not* be coming to a premature end after all. A Marcos Rojo volley in the 86th minute gave them a 2-1 win over Nigeria, boosting them to second place in Group D and a date with Group C winners France in the Round of 16.

Victor Moses tied the match at one after burying a penalty in the 51st minute, but Argentina was the more dangerous side while searching for the game-winner.

They also got some help from Group D winners Croatia, who scored a 90th minute winner through Ivan Perisic to beat Iceland 2-1 and officially eliminate their fellow UEFA nation in their first World Cup.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona was pleased with the result.

This World Cup hasn’t been short on drama, that’s for sure.

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