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Argentina tie is 'the game of our lives', declares Nigeria wing-back Tyronne Ebuehi

23:54 IST 24/06/2018
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The Super Eagles are up against La Albiceleste as they fight for a Round of 16 ticket

Group D decider against Argentina is 'the game of our lives', declares Nigeria's Tyronne Ebuehi.

Fresh off his World Cup debut and 45-minute cameo which helped the Super Eagles coast to a 2-0 victory over Iceland at the Volgograd Arena, the Benfica wing-back is getting ready for Tuesday's crucial tie against La Albiceleste in Saint Petersburg, which determines whether or not they qualify for the knockout stages.

Gernot Rohr's men need to, at least, avoid a defeat at the hands of Jorge Sampaoli's side - yet to pick a victory in Russia and are rooted to the bottom of the group - and hope proceedings between Croatia and Iceland at Rostov Arena end in their favour.

"I'm so happy to have made my World Cup debut," Ebuehi said, via the Super Eagles' Twitter handle.

"We've put the last result past us and are working hard for the next game, it's the game of our lives.

Ebuehi made his international debut for the three-time African champions against the same opponent when he came on at halftime to help the Eagles rally back from a 2-1 deficit to secure a 4-2 victory in November's friendly in Krasnodar. And he will hope his showing against the Vikings help him tie down a starting spot on Tuesday.