Review: Nigeria and Switzerland move to the next round

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Nigeria joined Argentina in progressing from Group F despite losing 3-2 following an impressive performance by Lionel Messi.

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Nigeria held on to second place after Iran succumbed to a 3-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzegovina.Iran, who had not progressed beyond the first round in three previous World Cups, were still in with a chance of overtaking Nigeria and claiming second spot in Group F, but defeat to the Dragons — who had already been eliminated — saw them finish at the foot of the table.

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Switzerland set up a meeting with Argentina after progressing as Group E runners-up as Xherdan Shaqiri netted a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Honduras.




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France secured top spot in Group E with a goalless draw that saw 10-man Ecuador exit the competition.Switzerland's victory meant Ecuador would have needed to win by two goals and, after seeing Antonio Valencia sent off early in the second half, it had never appeared a realistic prospect.

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