3

Argentina

vs
2

Nigeria

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1930 La Selección (national team), also known as the Albicelestes (sky blue and whites), has appeared in four World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4–2 to Uruguay

3-1 Argentina’s rivalry with neighbours Brazil is a bit special. In 1920, Brazil fielded only seven players in protest at a critical article in an Argentinian newspaper. Argentina followed suit by dropping four of their starting XI, then beating their opponents 3-1. In 1939, Argentina walked off in dispute over a last-minute penalty, leaving Brazil to score the winner into an empty net.

Fluffy Drug-snorting, hand-balling, cigar-puffing, Castro-worshipping, ephedrine-taking wild man Diego Maradona’s original nickname was ‘Fluffy’.

Diego Maradona’s goal against England in Mexico 1986 is widely regarded as the best World Cup goal ever: