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Nigeria to face Argentina in November friendly

5:59 am AEDT 22/10/17
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Nigeria will face Argentina in a friendly at Krasnodar Stadium on Tuesday, November 14.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday confirmed the fixture, which will mark the first meeting between the two sides since Argentina’s 3-2 win at Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre on June 25, 2014.

Ahmed Musa grabbed Super Eagles goals as Stephen Keshi’s side bowed in the Fifa World Cup encounter.

NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi said: “We have had long and fruitful talks, and we can say that we have an agreement.

“We await the approval by FIFA and also, we have to agree on the flight arrangements that would be comfortable for the players and crew.

“The match will come up on 14th November, four days after the Super Eagles’ final 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria.

“We had offers from teams like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco but we have opted for the Argentines.”