Coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that one of the players who started the game against Argentina was not fit and had he known, he would not have started the player in the decisive World Cup group game.
The suggestions were the player in question was Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who was replaced by Odion Ighalo for the second half.
“One of the players was not fit and if I had known he would not have started,” he said.
“We replaced him for the second half.”
Iheanacho had Nigeria’s first chance but he failed to make the most of it.