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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Live: Argentina 0 - 0 Nigeria

2' Mikel Obi wins possession but he is immediately surrounded by three players and misses out. Argentina looking to take control early on

1' Argentina get us started and immediately look to attack, Lionel Messi is not in the squad for the game

1' Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game

Nigeria XI vs Argentina: Akpeyi; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Balogun Awaziem, Shehu Abdullahi; Ndidi, Mikel, Ogu; Iwobi, Iheanacho

Argentina XI vs Nigeria: Marchesin; Mascherano, Pezzella, Otamendi; Enzo Perez, Banega, Lo Celso, Di Maria; Dybala, Pavon, Aguero

Below is the preview of the pre-World Cup friendly between Nigeria and Argentina;

- This will be the eight encounter between both teams at senior level

- Argentina have five wins while Nigeria have one win in matches between both sides

- Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain will not play while John Mikel Obi returns for Nigeria

- Match to kick off at 5.30pm Nigerian time, 7.30pm local time in Russia

Argentina will take on Nigeria in an international friendly in Krasnodar as both teams prepare for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

It will be the eighth meeting between both sides at senior level. Out of the seven previous encounters played between both sides, the South Americans have won on five occasions.

Confirmed line up:

Nigeria XI vs Argentina: Akpeyi; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Balogun Awaziem, Shehu Abdullahi; Ndidi, Mikel, Ogu; Iwobi, Iheanacho

Argentina XI vs Nigeria: Marchesin; Mascherano, Pezzella, Otamendi; Enzo Perez, Banega, Lo Celso, Di Maria; Dybala, Pavon, Aguero

The last coming at the 2014 World Cup where Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3 - 2 win for the South Americans. Ahmed Musa scored Nigeria's two goals in that game.


Lionel Messi scored twice (including one freekick) against Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup.

Skipper Mikel who was left out of the final World cup qualifier in Algeria on Friday, will return to the starting XI against Argentina.


The Super Eagles played a 1 - 1 draw against Algeria in their last match. Photo: CAF
Lionel Messi will not play the game having featured in the Friendly against Russia on Saturday, November 11.

Kick off: 5.30pm (Nigerian time), 7.30pm (Russian local time)

Date: Tuesday, November 14

Venue: Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia

Confirmed injured/out of the game

Nigeria: Odion Ighalo, Elderson Echiejile, Mikel Agu, Ogenyi Onazi, Victor Moses and Moses Simon

Argentina: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Mauro Icardi

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Where to watch: In the US, the match can be watched on Bein Sports

Confirmed line ups:

Nigeria: Akpeyi; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Balogun Awaziem, Shehu Abdullahi; Ndidi, Mikel, Ogu; Iwobi, Iheanacho

Argentina: Marchesin; Mascherano, Pezzella, Otamendi; Enzo Perez, Banega, Lo Celso, Di Maria; Dybala, Pavon, Aguero

Organisers say there will be maximum changes of six players per team for this match.
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