Nigeria vs Argentina: Super Eagles arrive Russian Federation ahead of friendly clash

Alicia Farmer
November 12, 2017

Argentina pipped 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts Russian Federation 1-0 on Saturday with Manchester City record goal scorer Sergio Aguero bagging the goal.

Meanwhile, Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, will be missing in action against Nigeria after featuring in their 1-0 win over Russian Federation in a friendly on Saturday.

The goal was the Manchester City star's 35th for his country, moving him ahead of Maradona (34) and level with Hernan Crespo, and leaving him behind only Lionel Messi (61) and Gabriel Batistuta (54).

Revelling in his involvement with the three-time African champions, the 25-year-old via the team twitter handle said: "I'm happy to invited to the national team as part of the Super Eagles".

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But the plucky Irish gave as good as they got in the first leg and were only beaten by a very controversial penalty decision. But Northern Ireland will be hopeful that they can turn the tie around in the second leg in Basel.

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'There are a lot of new players and it's hard to get to know each other.

"We qualified for the World Cup and we are preparing and hope we are going to bring joy and excitement all Nigerian fans", he added.

Russia top flight club defender, Bryan Idowu, has joined the Super Eagles squad in Krasnodar, Russia, ahead of their worldwide friendly against Argentina on Tuesday, reports.

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