Nigeria’s Super Green Eagles have confirmed a friendly with the Albiceleste of Argentina in November.
Nigeria have qualified alongside Egypt for the 2018 FIFA World Cup prior to the last round of matches for the African countries playing in the qualifiers.
This will be the Albiceleste’s second match in November as they are billed to play World Cup hosts Russia at the Luzuniski Stadium in Moscow before taking on the African giants, Nigeria. The match will take place on November 14 in Krasnodar.
There were also rumors that the Argentines would play Croatia however that didn’t happen. With Russia already confirmed, these matches for Argentina next month are the following:
Argentina vs. Russia on November 11 in Moscow
Argentina vs. Nigeria on November 14 in Krasnodar
The last time Argentina played the Nigerians was in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup where Argentina won 3-2 with Lionel MESSI scoring twice and Marcos ROJO scoring. Long time Argentina fans will also remember having the Nigerians in the same group at the 1994, 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cup’s.
Nigeria will use this as their first major friendly in preparation for the World Cup in June 2018.
The Super Eagles would also face Algeria away in Algiers in the last round of the World Cup qualifiers which would just be for the records as the former have already decided the group.
Cameroon the current African Champions and Zambia would also lock horns in Lusaka in the same group which was tipped as the toughest when the draws were held.