10 interesting stats ahead of Argentina vs Nigeria

2 – Nigeria and Mexico were the only two nations to keep clean sheets in both of their first two games at the 2014 World Cup.

3 – Argentina have won all 3 previous meetings against Nigeria at World Cups – 2-1 winners at USA ’94, 1-0 at South Korea/Japan 2002 and 1-0 at South Africa 2010.

4 – Argentina have won their last four matches against African nations at the World Cup.

4 – Nigeria have lost all four previous meetings with South American nations at the World Cup.

5 – All five of Nigeria’s World Cup victories have come against European nations.

8 – Lionel Messi has scored 8 goals in his last 7 appearances for Argentina.

10 – Nigeria won their first World Cup match in 10 games with their 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. They had drawn 3 and lost 6 of their previous matches.

11 – Argentina have won 11 of their last 14 World Cup group matches, drawing 2 and losing only 1.

28 – Argentina have the oldest squad at the World Cup, with an average age of 28 years and 336 days.

221 – Nigeria enter this game having gone 221 minutes without conceding a goal at a World Cup.