CONFIRMED: Nigeria v Argentina line-ups - Mikel and Omeruo start

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Two Chelsea stars feature in Nigeria's side to play Argentina as they look to keep Lionel Messi and co quiet.

Nigeria: Enyeama, Ambrose, Yobo, Omeruo, Oshaniwa, Onazi, Mikel, Babatunde, Musa, Odemwingie, Emenike

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Fernandez, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Aguero, Messi, Higuain

Argentina head into this game with the luxury of being able to rest key players with a place in the last 16 already secure.

They’ve been perfect at the tournament so far with three goals scored and one conceded, with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to thank for the three points in their last game.

Messi’s strike against Iran was up there with the best goals in the tournament so far along with Tim Cahill’s volley for Australia and Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie’s header for the Netherlands against Spain.

Argentina will fancy their chances heading into the last 16 knock out round and Arsenal and Manchester United target Angel Di Maria and ex-Liverpool star Javier Mascherano will be among the important players at that stage of the competition.

This is a real chance for some fringe players to put pressure on the manager ahead of the last 16, where the stakes will be raised to enormous levels.

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