Argentina's Last Gasp Win Told Through The Medium Of Diego Maradona

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The former midfielder took over from Laurent Blanc as France's head coach and took Les Bleus as far as the quarter finals at the last World Cup in Brazil.

Fans from both sides of a bored 80,000 World Cup crowd at Luzhniki Stadium started whistling and jeering as the game drew to a disappointing close.

"But also his aerial ability, you have pace in that team as well".

Rojo's goal, meanwhile, broke the suspense in a game Argentina - a favorite entering the tournament sporting one of the world's best players in Lionel Messi - had to win to advance after a mediocre first two games in a hard Group D. Messi scored Tuesday's first goal before Nigeria tied it via penalty kick, setting up the wild finish.

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I'll just rest me eyes, wake me up when we're in the round of 16Victor Moses a pox on your family! "At least we were able to give them a triumph, that's the most important thing".

This is decided on a points basis: one point deduction for a yellow card, three point deduction for a red card issued as a result of a second yellow; four point deduction for a straight red; five-point deduction for a straight red issued after a yellow card.

As for those still unimpressed by France's form, Deschamps insisted, topping the group was "mission accomplished" and the knockout phase was something else.

On Tuesday they will all be cheering him on as Australia take on Peru in Group C in Sochi in a bid to qualify for the last 16.

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For Argentina to progress they will have to beat Nigeria, and if Iceland win against Croatia they will require better goal difference to go through as well as a win.

"I know that Peru is a good team, and has shown it already here at the World Cup, although they are not qualified for the next round", said Van Marwijk. The team will play France in the second round.

"A World Cup doesn't come around very often, so the chance to share something like this with them was a no-brainer", Ryan, 26, said.

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