- Lukman HARUNA (33' PEN)
- Macauley CHRISANTUS (45'+2)
Referee Matthew BREEZE (AUS)
ARG-NGA: post-match quotes
Yemi Tella (NGA), Nigeria coach
"I'm incredibly happy and give thanks to God for everything. Argentina were a lot tougher to beat than the result suggests. They were at their most dangerous from set pieces, but we were very well prepared for that. We'll take whoever comes as our next opponents. Our preparations will be focused on winning the next match. Hopefully we can manage it, with God's help."
Miguel Angel Tojo (ARG), Argentina coach
"I'm not especially disappointed. We gave it all we had, but it just wasn't enough. Nigeria have a very strong team and they played well too. We've played teams from every continent at this World Cup, which has been a tremendous experience for my players. We wanted to play seven matches, but unfortunately it's ended up only being five. But that's football. I reckon Nigeria and Ghana will make it through to the Final."
Lukman Haruna (NGA), Nigeria captain
"We're all overjoyed. We've worked hard and we were well-prepared to meet Argentina. Our tactics worked out a treat. I'm praying we can take the trophy back to Africa."
Luis Ojeda (ARG), Argentina goalkeeper
"Obviously, it's a massive disappointment. We set our sights high and gave it our best shot, but unfortunately Nigeria were just too good on this occasion. This World Cup has still been a tremendous experience. We've learned a great deal, and we have to be looking to the future now."