Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi is the coach

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Nigeria vs. Argentina, 77': Nigeria think they have a second penalty after Marcos Rojo appears to handball but, after consulting VAR, referee Cuneyt Cakir does not award a spot kick. "You don't prepare a match just looking at one player".

A win would take them to a quarter-final against either Spain or Russian Federation.

With the score at 1-1, Nigeria thought they should have had a second penalty when Rojo headed the ball onto his arm inside the area.

"We would expect all players, former players, staff, fans, everyone to behave in a respectful manner".

Sampaoli was the subject of particular scorn during the Nigeria match when, according to reports in Argentina, he asked Lionel Messi if he wanted Sergio Aguero to come on .

Argentina's poor start to the World Cup prompted a reporter to pass along a good-luck charm to the team's superstar striker, Lionel Messi.

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"Argentina had the zeal to still come back because they knew that yes they could still do it", he said, referring to the period in which a Nigeria penalty converted by Victor Moses levelled the match at 1-1 after Messi had opened the scoring.

Coincidentally, the same hotel was chosen by the Argentinian team, who were forced to make reservations there after their French counterparts booked the Mirage Hotel - the other one of the two residences in the city licensed for the World Cup. Although already eliminated, Peruvians head home on a high note, having grabbed their first World Cup win since their 4-1 defeat of Iran at the 1978 finals in Argentina.

"Now we can focus on preparations for the knockout stage", said Badelj.

A stunning Andre Carrillo volley gave Peru their first World Cup goal in 36 years before captain Paolo Guerrero grabbed a second as the Andean nation condemned Australia to a 2-0 defeat in Sochi on Tuesday and an early exit from Russian Federation.

"This is going to be a hard match, we are going to have to step up our level", Lloris said. Santos will be demanding more from his players after they struggled to beat Morocco and only managed to draw with Iran in their last two games.

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