Diego Maradona During Argentina v Nigeria Game

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"There are no small teams or bad players in a World Cup, but the road is still long, we have to fight and be very strong". They still need one point to go through to the knockout stage, but will have a tough job in hand as they face France, who are now leading the group with six points on the board.

Defender Marcos Rojo then became the hero, popping up with an instinctive right-footed finish to send Argentina through at Nigeria's expense, sparking wild scenes from Argentinians inside the stadium; players, fans, staff, and even Diego Maradona.

Behich said he was playing "gutsy football" at this World Cup and feels his performances have been consistent in Russian Federation. "Now we have a second phase and we must climb to get to the next level".

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"It wasn't the most exciting game because Denmark wanted a draw", said Deschamps.

The only time Federation Internationale de Football Association has drawn lots to break a tie in a group is the 1990 World Cup when Ireland and the Netherlands tied for second place in their group.

"I think in all three of the games, we gave a good performance", Australia coach Bert van Marwijk said.

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Peru had deserved more in its first two games, when it failed to capitalize on numerous scoring chances, including a missed penalty by Christian Cueva against Denmark.

"We've done what we need", he said.

This means most of the changes he made for this game - Steve Mandana for Hugo Lloris in goal, for example - will be reversed in four days' time and it is a cast-iron certainty that Kylian Mbappe will not be held back until the last 12 minutes, as he was here.

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The South Americans will have a huge support with them by the Black Sea as they attempt to claim a consolation victory in their first appearance at the World Cup since 1982. "We were up against one of the best counter-attacking teams in the world". Ghana did it from 2006-2010.