All eyes were glued to our screens as the Super Eagles were up against Argentina in the hopes of being the first African team into the last 16.
It was Messi who shone with 2 goals to secure them top spot in Group F, fortunately for Africa Nigeria with 2 goals of their own from Musa, coming back twice from behind still went through as runners up.
Final score 3-2 to Argentina
Is this the beginning of Messi finding his true form and will the Super Eagles sore into the finals, lets wait and see.
Welldone to our first African Team in the last 16.
In the other Group F game Bosnia and Herzgovina got 3 points at their first World Cup against Iran
I think with the defensive play to hold Argentina to a draw made them cocky and they tried a different tactic in this game which did not work,.seeing Bosnia put 3 goals past them.
With Nigeria going through to the next round I think its safe to say Keshi is front runner for the Bafana job sorry Queroz Local is always Lekker ma bru 😀
FINAL GROUP F STANDINGS:
ARG 9 pts (+3 GD)
NGA 4 pts (0 GD)
BIH 3 pts (0 GD)
IRN 1 pt (-3 GD)
In Goup E I was looking forward to another thriller from the French seeing that they lit up the tournament in their last game but they played to a 0-0 draw against Ecuador. The only highlight being Antonio Valencia recieving a red card either way they were going home.
The other Group E fixture was more exciting though as we saw a Shaqiri hat-trick sealing second place in Group E & a spot in the next round for Switzerland!
World Cup Fact: Shaqiri scores the 50th hat-trick in WorldCup history.
The final score 3-0 against Honduras.
Was it too early for the French Revolution, and will the Swiss Army run rampant in the next round only time will tell.
FINAL GROUP E STANDINGS:
FRA 7 pts (+6 GD)
SUI 6 pts (+1 GD)
ECU 4 pts (0 GD)
HON 0 pts (-7 GD)