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Messi double helps Argentina

Friday, June 27, 2014

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - A double from Lionel Messi has inspired Argentina to a 3-2 win over African champions Nigeria and assured them of finishing top of Group F at the World Cup.

Nigeria's defeat — their fourth in four meetings at the finals against Argentina — came with the considerable consolation that they still progressed to the second round.

Argentina, who are set to face either Switzerland or Ecuador in the second round.

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