38 mins – Nigeria 0 Argentina 1
The camera cuts to two girls/women sitting in the crowd and one of them laughs, smiles for the camera and then gives two V signs. Guy Mowbray: “Bit rude”.
Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has said he will take full responsibility if the team does not qualify for the knockout stages.
Nigeria need to win or at least draw against Argentina on Tuesday to book their place in the round of 16.
Mikel Obi, speaking to The Players’ Tribune, promised to give it his all, as it might be his last World Cup.
“I know that this could be my last World Cup. The group is very tough, but you know a bit about me now. You know that I am not going to chicken out.
“If we don’t go on to the the knockout stage, I will take responsibility because that’s my job as a captain. I learnt what it took to be a leader from John Terry.
“Listen, this is a true story — sometimes we would come into the changing room after a bad first half and me and John would be doing everything but throwing punches. He used to literally grab you by the neck if he thought you weren’t taking the game seriously.
“Sometimes the manager wouldn’t even speak to us before the match. He would let John speak. And John would use every bad word in the dictionary in his team talk, and when you left the changing room and went onto the pitch, he had you ready to give everything for the team. Everything,” he said.