World Cup: Nigeria beat Iceland to lift Argentina hopes of reaching last 16

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Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa celebrates at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018.

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AFP) — Nigeria moved to within one win of the World Cup’s last 16 as Ahmed Musa scored twice in a dramatic second half to secure a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday.

The African side will be sure of a spot in the knockout stage if they can see off Argentina on Tuesday, after Musa’s excellent double before a missed penalty by Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The result was also a boost for Lionel Messi’s Argentina, who are now back in the mix in Group D.

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