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Forty-four million citizens of Argentina will be joining 186 million Nigerians in roaring on the Super Eagles against Iceland (population: 334,000 and a dog). After their disastrous performance against Croatia last night, Argentina are on the brink of elimination and a win or draw for Iceland today would increase the stickiness of the wicket on which they find themselves ahead of next Tuesday’s match against Nigeria.
Defeat for Nigeria today will end their hopes of qualifying for the group stages and they will need significant improvement on their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia to beat an Iceland team that showed no sign of World Cup jitters in their opening 1-1 draw with Argentina. Kick-off in Volgograd is at 4pm (BST), but stay tuned for team news and build-up in the meantime.