Argentina and Denmark advance

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Argentina has scraped into the knockout stage of the World Cup after a tense 2-1 victory over Nigeria in a must-win game.

Defender Marcos Rojo scored in the 86th minute to secure the win with volley from the right to spark wild celebrations on the Argentina bench.

Argentina will play France in the last 16 in Kazan on Saturday, as Lionel Messi's ambition of a first world title is still alive.

Croatia sent Iceland home with a 2-1 defeat. A win would have seen Iceland advance instead of Argentina. France and Denmark played to a scoreless tie after both teams wrapped up spots in the knockout round.

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