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"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that"(Bill Shankly). Sport and life are intrinsically connected and bind people together in a unique way.

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45′ – 2 added minutes at the end of the 1st half
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

43′ – Argentina looking to slow the clock down before half-time as Nigeria press just before the break
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

40′ – Armani acts as a sweeper in the Argentina goal as he clears the danger
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

38′ – Di Maria shot blocked after slick build up work by Argentina
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

Free-Kick
33′ – Messi Free kick is wonderfully tipped onto the post by Nigerian goal-keeper Uzoho
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

Yellow Card
32′ – Leon Balogun awarded yellow card for Nigeria on his trip on Di Maria
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

32′ – Di Maria is tripped by Leon Balogun just outside the box as Argentina again got in behind the Nigerian defense<
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

29′ – Shots on target: Argentina 2,Nigeria 0
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

27′ – Gonzalo Higuain’s shot is denied by Francis Uzoho in the Nigerian goal after a lovely sliding pass from Messi which splits open the Nigerian defense
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

25′ – Argentina pressing Nigeria looking to win the ball back quickly
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

23′ – Nigeria looking to gain a foot in the game after a fast start by Argentina
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

20′ – Ball Possession:Nigeria 35%,Argentina 65%
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

Goal
15′ – Messi scores as he slots it in with his right foot across the keeper after making a run in behind and bringing the ball down on his knee.
Argentina: 1
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

13′ – Nigeria looking to hit Argentina on the counter especially through the pace of Musa up front.
Argentina: 0
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

8′ – Ahmed Musa attempts a snatch shot for Nigeria which is not that far away from the Argentina goal
Argentina: 0
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

‘6- Messi is brought down on the halfway line for Argentina as he looks to inject himself early on
Argentina: 0
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

3′ – Argentina looking to control possession early on
Argentina: 0
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

‘1’ – Nigeria get us underway as we settle in for a tense 90 minutes
Argentina: 0
Nigeria: 0

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

‘Welcome to what promises to be a huge encounter as both Argentina and Nigeria look to book a spot in the Round of 16’

Nigeria vs Argentina: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

Interesting comments in regards to what I have put forward in my article.For me I was looking at the link between sport and wider society in the ability for sport to cut through differences in race,religion and language. Sport whether you agree or disagree has this ability to unite around a common interest in reference to my article this is the upcoming World Cup shock not only involves the 32 nations who have qualified but also the football fans whose countries are not involved but nonetheless will watch the unfolding events in Russia. In terms of Russia itself I agree it has as a country a lot to answer for but what football is able to do is for a second allow people to forget their political standings and embrace a game which some countries is life itself. Whether politicians use sport as a political means that is up to them but there is no denying sport and particularly football certainly has an ability to unify and create connection.

The social importance of the World Cup

Perry in my opinion Football is the only world game, union is the next closest in regards to nations competing. In terms of football delivering peace, no I agree it won’t but what it does represent is a chance for people from different nations and backgrounds to unite without stigma and celebrate the largest global event on earth.

The social importance of the World Cup

Thank you for the positive feedback. Completely agree that Johnny Warren’s legacy has been overlooked and disregarded especially within the current football environment.Johnny
Warren is still the single most important name within Australian football.

"I told you so": Johnny Warren's legacy lives on

Totally agree Mourinho has made United more competitive, but now it is time to turn this into a style that United fans and the club demand. The United squad potential I believe is certainly better than what has been
Showcased so far.

Mourinho and Guardiola: A tale of two different philosophies

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80′ – The Raiders record back to back wins and continue their rise up the table after completely outclassing the Eels who continue to struggle and now drop to 0-6 to start the year.
Canberra Raiders : 18
Parramatta Eels: 2

Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog

78′ – Parramatta are just unable to click their attack into gear as they look like they will go try-less for the second time this year.
Canberra Raiders : 18
Parramatta Eels: 2

Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog

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