It’s time to hang up World Cup appearance by Nigerian Super Eagles. The team recorded a lackadaisical performance in this World Cup. So it’s goodbye to Nigeria from Russia 2018.
Nigeria lost to Croatia at the opening match. They went ahead to beat Iceland in their second match. And same Iceland beat Argentina. But Messi was plotting his way for the match with Nigeria yesterday. Indeed, he brought his A-game against Nigeria. And again, for the 4th time in the history of the World Cup, the Super Eagles succumbed to Argentina in the World Cup.
On the flip side, Argentina wouldn’t let Nigeria enjoy their Super Eagles expensive new jersey or even allow the team to make history by getting into the quarter finals. And I ask, when will this jinx be broken? When? Only time will tell.
The last goal by Marcos Rojo was so unexpected. Ouch, that goal hurt so badly when it came just before the 90th minute. Saddening! You know how it is with losing, deflating. That leading goal quenched the World Cup fantasies for Nigeria and the end of an aspiration for some of the players.
However, for every game, there is always a winner and a loser. Nigeria missed good scoring opportunities. Well, as always. They lost chances they could have converted into goals. Not easy, huh?
Overall, it was a great match. An interesting play, I’d say but the better team won the game.
Let’s wait for the outcome on Saturday as Argentina shows up against France. I’d definitely support France. Oh yes. I’m already biased. Haha.
I think Nigeria needs to go back to the drawing board and find winning solutions.
And Germany has joined Nigeria to exit the world cup.
Let’s see who wins at the end of Russia 2018.
Yes, it’s soccer.
And it’s only a game.
Peace and Love!
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