Nigeria has given Argentina a life line in the 2018 FIFA after beating Iceland 2-0 in their second Group D game.The match was played at Volgograd Arena on Friday at 3:00 pm GMT.
Argentina had shockingly lost 3-0 to Croatia on Thursday night and left languishing at the bottom of the table with just a point.
Nigeria entered the Volgograd Arena with the mind set that a win or draw would put them in a good position to qualify for the next round of the World Cup.
Ahmed Musa becae the hero for the Super Eagles when he scored twice to ensure Nigeria come to second position in Group D.
The first half became even as both sides attacked and pressed for the opener, Nigeria were lagging behind in terms of possession but the Icelandics did not captalise on their numerous chances to get a goal.
In the second half of the game, Nigeria stretched lines, was more willing to risk, and on the 49th minute found the prize of the goal thanks to a counterattack of manual in which Victor Moses yielded from the right to the area for Musa to make the 1-0 .
The goal did a lot of damage to Iceland, which gradually evaporated to see how Musa himself first smashed the leather on the crossbar, and shortly after, in the 75th minute, he finished completing his particular double at the end of another accurate against.
Iceland still had a great chance to close the gap, a very important fact in terms of the possible draw of points that can occur after the third day, but Sigurdsson sent to the clouds a shot from the penalty spot .
Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina all have a chance to qualify provided that team wins the last match.