Shola, Nigeria through to knockout stages

Shola didn't see the pitch, but Nigeria's off to the Round of 16. - Matthew Lewis

Shola didn't see the pitch, but his country is into the final sixteen.

Shola Ameobi didn't get any playing time today, but Nigeria is off to the Round of 16. This is despite a 3-2 loss to Argentina. The Super Eagles are through to the knockout stages thanks to Bosnia's 3-1 win over Iran. Nigeria's four points were enough to get them through to the next round.

Nigeria will face the winners of Group E in the knockout stages. That's likely to be France, meaning we'd get a Newcastle reunion. France is getting contributions from Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko, plus former Magpie Yohan Cabaye.

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