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Ahmed Musa— “We Won't Allow Argentina Defeat Us Again”

Nigeria's Super Eagles and Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa created a name in the Nigeria history books when he became the first player to score two goals in a single match at the World Cup against Argentina on June 25, at Brazil 2014 World Cup.
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Ahmed Musa says that he's not bothered by the Super Eagles pairing with Argentina at the 2018 World Cup, Russia.

‘It doesn’t matter who we come up against; we’ll be giving it our best shot at the World Cup. We’ll be trying our hardest in every match, no matter the opposition,” Musa told FIFA.
“We need to set our sights high. Nigeria want to do more than just get past the group phase. We want to make the quarter-finals and even the semis. Why not?”
”I hope I get selected. The World Cup is a very important event for any player,” added Musa.

Ahmed Musa played the last twenty minutes of Nigeria’s 4-2 win against Argentina in the 2018 World Cup friendly staged in Krasnodar November 2017. Meanwhile, Argentina and FC Zenit Saint Petersburg winger, Emiliano Rigoni called the Super Eagles their most difficult opponents in Group D.

Argentina, two-time  world champions had an unbeaten record against the Super Eagles four times in four attempts in previous matches, but Rigoni knows that they were humiliated 4-2 in a friendly two months ago. ”The group is hard. In general, I think that there is no such group at the World Cup in Russia where you can definitely say who is the favorite, where exactly you know which teams will leave the group,” Rigoni said in Zenit’s official website.

“This does not mean all matches will be difficult. Separately, I would single out the game with Nigeria, with which we have already met a huge number of times in the last World Cup, and it has never been easy. ”It will not be easy this time, but we come to this tournament with a clear desire to win all, not to lose a single match and win the title.”

Angel Di María was replaced by Emiliano Rigoni in the 76th minute during the friendly match on November 14, with the Super Eagles coming out victorious.