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Argentina-Nigeria for the round of 16 of the Under 20 World Cup, LIVE: lineups, what time it is, where and how to watch it


THE Argentina national team The sub 20s will tackle today Nigeria, in San Juan, for the round of 16 of the category World Cup which takes place in the country. The match will be played at the San Juan del Bicentenario Stadium from 6pm, with Swedish referee Glenn Nyberg and broadcast by Public TV, TyC Sports and DirecTV Sports. In the event of a tie in regulation time, an extension of two halves of fifteen minutes each will be played and if the tie persists, the classification will be defined with a series of penalties. The winner will play next Sunday in Santiago del Estero against Ecuador or South Korea, who will compete this Thursday at the Madre de Ciudades stadium in the capital Santiago.


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Argentina vs Nigeria: probable lineups

Argentina: Federico Gomes Gerth; Agustín Giay, Lautaro Di Lollo or Tomás Aviles, Valentín Gómez and Valentín Barco; Mateo Tanlongo and Máximo Perrone or Federico Redondo; Brian Aguirre, Valentín Carboni and Matías Soulé or Luka Romero; Alejo Veliz. DT: Javier Mascherano.

Nigeria: Kingsley Aniagboso; Daniel Bameyi, Abel Ogwuche, Benjamin Fredrick and Solomon Agbalaka; Daniel Daga and Victor Eletú; Emmanuel Umeh, Samson Lawal, Jude Sunday; and Salim Lawal. DT: Ladan Bosso.

Argentina vs Nigeria: how to get to the round of 16 duel

Argentina more than achieved its initial goal by finishing the group stage with an ideal score after winning its three matches: Uzbekistan (2-1), Guatemala (3-0) and New Zealand (5-0). Nigeria presents itself as a rival to keep an eye on, despite having qualified third in group D, it did so with the same points as Brazil and Italy in the most complicated area of ​​the World Cup.

Alejo Veliz, top scorer of Argentina and one of the figures of the first phase of the World Cup. Photo: EFE/Marcos Urisa.

Argentina vs Nigeria, like in 2005

18 years after the World Cup final in the Netherlands, which meant the fifth of six titles Argentina has in this category, the national team will once again face Nigeria. On that occasion, a young Lionel Messi, just 18, scored both goals in the 2-1 draw and won his first title with the albiceleste.

Source: Clarin



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