FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 13: Argentina book last-16 spot on a dramatic night

FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 13: Argentina book last-16 spot on a dramatic night

FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 13: A late strike by Marcos Rojo secured Argentina a spot in the knockouts of Russia World Cup.

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. (Source: Reuters)

Nigeria were just minutes away from progressing before central defender Rojo superbly volleyed home a Gabriel Mercado cross from the right. (Source: Reuters)

Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need assistance to walk at a match in which his national team beat Nigeria at the World Cup on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters)

A revamped but businesslike Croatia topped their World Cup Group D as Ivan Perisic's last-gasp goal helped them maintain their perfect record with a 2-1 win. (Source: Reuters)

World Cup debutants Iceland proved they can compete against the top teams and the Nordic nation's players will depart Russia with their heads held high even if they failed to win a single game, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters)

The Peruvians failed to score a goal in their opening two matches, but the team finally gave its fans a reason to celebrate when it ended Australia's hopes of advancing to the knockout round with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday. (Source: AP)

France secured first place ahead of Denmark in Group C on Tuesday following a 0-0 draw in Moscow that could set up a heavyweight World Cup clash with Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16. (Source: AP)

Here are the World Cup matches not to be missed on Wednesday: Mexico vs Sweden South Korea vs Germany Switzerland vs Costa Rica Serbia vs Brazil