Key Battles That Will Shape Argentina's World Cup Game with Nigeria

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Key Battles That Will Shape Argentina's World Cup Game with Nigeria
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With six and four points, respectively, Argentina and Nigeria are currently in the driving seat to qualify from Group F of the 2014 World Cup. For the Albiceleste, even though they have booked their second round place, a positive result is still vital. 

It is important not just to secure first place in the group. After narrow wins against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran, Alejandro Sabella's men need to show their full attacking potential to silence doubters and send the team into the knockouts in the highest of spirits. 

But they will not have it easy against a Super Eagles that are the only nation yet to concede a goal in Brazil. Nigeria are also on form, and the following matchups on the pitch in Porto Alegre will be key to picking a winner in Wednesday's clash. 

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