Argentina vs Nigeria Live Stream: Watch the 2018 World Cup online for free
There’s a cracking game going on at the Krestovsky Stadium tonight, with surprise Group D strugglers Argentina set to take on Nigeria. Our guide reveals everything you need to know to watch the Argentina vs Nigeria game on TV and online – and best of all, it’s free! Plus, full Argentina vs Nigeria TV channel details, the kick-off time and more.
With all the hysteria that’s surrounded Argentina over the past few days, you could be forgiven for thinking they’d already been knocked out. They haven’t − not yet, anyway. La Albiceleste struggled badly in their first two games, and they need to defeat Nigeria and hope Iceland don’t beat Croatia, in order to progress to the Round of 16.
Star man Lionel Messi was anonymous in their last match − a deserved 3-0 loss at the hands of Croatia − after being harshly criticised for his performance in their draw against Iceland. Football fans everywhere (apart from Nigeria) will be desperate to see him at his best again, but his teammates need to seriously up their game if the two-time World Cup winners are to stand any chance of staying in the competition.
Nigeria, meanwhile, have had a strange campaign so far. A huge amount of hype (largely driven by their rather nifty-looking home shirt) surrounded the Super Eagles before their opening game, but that bubble well and truly burst during their opening game, a dismal 2-0 loss to a Croatia side that never really had to step out of first gear.
They bounced back, however, with an excellent win against Iceland, during which Leicester winger Ahmed Musa seemed to turn into Messi, scoring a pair of glorious goals, one on the half-volley after magnificently plucking the ball out of mid-air.
Whatever happens on the pitch, the atmosphere at the Krestovsky is guaranteed to be electric. The Nigeria and Argentina fans have been outstanding throughout this year’s tournament, and they’ll be on a different level tonight.
Without further ado, here’s how to tune into the game.
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Argentina vs Nigeria: When is today’s World Cup match?
The Argentina vs Nigeria kick-off time is set for 7pm BST, which is 9pm local time in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where the game is being played.
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Argentina vs Nigeria TV Channel: How do I watch Argentina vs Nigeria on TV?
The BBC and ITV are splitting World Cup TV coverage here in the UK, and the Argentina vs Nigeria clash has gone to the Beeb. The exact channel is BBC One, with coverage set to start at 6:30pm BST.
The Croatia vs Iceland clash is taking place at the same time, and you’ll be able to tune in to that one on BBC Four from 7pm.
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How to watch Argentina vs Nigeria: Live stream the World Cup
To watch Argentina vs Nigeria online, all you need to do is fire up BBC iPlayer, which doesn’t cost a penny if you’ve got a valid UK TV license.
There are iPlayer apps available for virtually every modern platform and device. Below are some of the most popular to help you on your way.
Worried that you might not be able to access BBC iPlayer where you live? A common workaround is to use a VPN – and our guide to the best VPNs is the obvious place to get started choosing the one that’s right for you.
Argentina World Cup squad
Willy Caballero, Franco Armani, Nahuel Guzman; Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico; Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Enzo Perez, Maximiliano Meza; Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero
Nigeria World Cup squad
Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi; Abdullahi Shehu, Tyronne Ebuehi, Elderson Echiejile, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo; John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Joel Obi, Victor Moses; Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Simeon Nwankwo
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