Argentina's Gabriel Heinze (l.) celebrates with team mate Martin Demichelis after scoring the opening goal during the Argentina vs. Nigeria 2010 World Cup soccer match in Johannesburg, Saturday. Luca Bruno/AP
Nigeria played Argentina in its first match of the 2010 World cup soccer tournament in South Africa and lost. The winning goal came about 6 minutes into the game through a brilliant flying-header by Gabriel Heinze.
Losing in a soccer game is really no big deal, particularly against a world class team as the Diego Madonna-coached side. What is a big deal was the manner the game was lost: through a most uninspiring performance that lacked gusto and focus. Continue reading…
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