Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has reacted to Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Argentina in the 2018 World Cup fixture played on Tuesday night at the Saint Petersburg stadium.
Drogba criticized the decision of the Turkish referee, Cuneyt Cakir for not awarding the three times African champions a penalty after the ball hit Rojo’s arm in the second half of the game.
He noted that the referee refused to give a second penalty because it will send Argentina parking.
He said, “I think it’s a bad decision from the referee not to give Nigeria a second penalty. It’s the defender’s mistake – he didn’t read the ball well. It’s difficult to give the penalty because it would take Argentina out of the competition.
“Nigeria gave everything. But I’m disappointed because they did have the chances to score and kill the game through Ighalo.
“They will have some regrets about the first game they played against Croatia but against Iceland and today, we saw the real Nigeria.”