AFRICA

Argentina scrapes into World Cup last 16 with dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria

A late goal by Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in Group D on Tuesday and sent the twice champions through to the knockout stages of the World Cup. Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the tournament in the 14th minute with an expertly taken shot. However, Nigeria was level six minutes after the restart, when Javier Mascherano fouled Leon Balogun in the area and Victor Moses stepped up to slot the resulting penalty past Franco Armani, []