Argentina has already progressed into the round of 16, after having won their group F matches against Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina. But, the second team from the group is yet to be decided, which would be decided tonight when Nigeria play Argentina and Iran play Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is either going to be Nigeria or Iran for the second spot.
As of now, Nigeria
remains to be in second spot with four points and Iran in third spot
with a single point. But, this could all change by tonight, depending
upon tonight's fixtures. All kinds of situation may arise, depending
upon the scoreline.
But one scoreline,
(Argentina beat Nigeria 1-0 and Iran beat Bosnia 1-0), it would make
matters very complicated and the scoreline is very much possible.
This scoreline would end up Nigeria and Iran with same points, same
goal difference, goals scored and head to head match as well. It is
at this juncture, where a toss might decide the fate of the team, or
even a lucky draw.
Either way, it is
very unfortunate for any team to walk out of such a prestigious
competition in such a manner. It may be for the first time in the
history of the competition that a team would be out of the
competition in such a manner (if it does happen).
But, this situation
may be averted as well with Argentina looking in great form to score
more than a solitary goal. They have players such as Messi, Maria,
Aguero and a host of quality players who could thrash Nigeria, who
have looked a good unit, so much so that defeating Argentina might
not be a huge surprise for the African nation as well.