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Lingard hails Southgate's England 'revolution'

England's Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard says Gareth Southgate has brought about a revolution with the national team and vows they won't change their positive approach for Tuesday's last-16 clash with Colombia.

World Cup - Group D - Nigeria vs Argentina

Battling Banega brings bite to Argentina's midfield

Lionel Messi and Marcos Rojo may have grabbed the headlines after scoring in Argentina's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday, but it was the decision to start Ever Banega in midfield that arguably had the biggest impact on Jorge Sampaoli's team.

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Maradona 'fine' after scare, chided for obscene gesture

Argentina great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he was fine after appearing to take ill during the South Americans' roller-coaster World Cup win over Nigeria on Tuesday, but found himself in hot water again after making an obscene gesture at the game.

World Cup - Group D - Nigeria vs Argentina

Argentina strike late to advance to World Cup knockout stages

Argentina and Lionel Messi scraped into the knockout stages of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a barely deserved 2-1 win over Nigeria, eliminating the African side.

World Cup - Group D - Nigeria vs Argentina

Relieved Messi grateful at surviving Nigeria ordeal

A relieved Lionel Messi said on Tuesday he had not expected to suffer so much against Nigeria, but that he and his Argentina team mates were always confident about winning the crucial World Cup clash that secured them a place in the last 16.