Argentina vs Nigeria: TV channel, stream, kickoff time, odds & match preview

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The Super Eagles will look to cap off a strong year by taking on the 2014 World Cup finalists, who will be without Lionel Messi

Argentina will take on Nigeria in an international friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.

The South Americans have travelled to Russia for a pair of friendlies, with the first taking place in Moscow against next summer's World Cup hosts last weekend.

And they will now face the Super Eagles, who cruised through their World Cup qualifying group to book their place at the tournament.

Game Argentina vs Nigeria
Date Tuesday, November 14
Time 16:30 GMT / 11:30 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Angel Di Maria Argentina

In the UK, the match will not be available to watch live on television or via stream.

UK TV channel Online stream
None None

In the U.S., the match will be available to watch live on television on beIN Sports and by stream via beIN Sports Connect.

US TV channel Online stream
beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Argentina players
Goalkeepers Romero, Guzman, Marchesin
Defenders Mammana, Fazio, Pezzella, Insua, Mascherano, Otamendi, Ansaldi
Midfielders Paredes, Perez, Kranevitter, Perotti, Salvio, Banega, Lo Celso, Gomez, Rigoni, Belluschi
Forwards Benedetto, Aguero, Di Maria, Dybala, Pavon

Lionel Messi has dropped out of the Argentina squad and will not feature.

Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi are also not involved in this squad, with Paulo Dybala and Sergio Aguero likely to start up front.

Potential starting XI: Marchesin; Mascherano, Pezzella, Mammana; Pavon, Kranevitter, Banega, Lo Celso, Di Maria; Dybala, Aguero.

Position Nigeria players
Goalkeepers Ezenwa, Akpeyi, Uzoho
Defenders Abdullahi, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Awaziem, Uche, Aina, Ebuehi, Idowu
Midfielders Mikel, Ogu, Ndidi, Oghenekaro, Agu, Nwakali
Forwards Musa, Iheanacho, Iwobi, Onyekuru, Nwakaeme

Nigeria have called up Brian Idowu, who was born in Russia but is eligible to play for Nigeria. Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo are among their injury absentees.

Gernot Rohr is likely to make changes to the team that drew with Algeria, including a potential debut for 19-year-old Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Potential starting XI: Uzoho; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu; Ndidi, Mikel, Oghenekaro; Iwobi, Onyekuru, Musa.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Leon Balogun Nigeria

Argentina are 8/15 favorites to win, according to dabblebet, with Nigeria priced at 5/1 and the draw available at 14/5.

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GAME PREVIEW


Sergio Aguero Argentina

It has been a good year for Nigeria, who have only lost one game in 2017 in matches that feature their squad members based outside of African leagues.

The Super Eagles went undefeated through the final round of World Cup qualifying and became the first African team to book their place at the finals by starting with three wins in a row.

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Their group, featuring Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia, was not a simple one but the combined efforts of veterans such as John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses and starlets including Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi got the job done.

They will now face their toughest test of the year so far in Argentina, who may not have Lionel Messi for this game but will not be short of goals between Paulo Dybala and Sergio Aguero.

Jorge Sampaoli's Albiceleste have had a much more challenging 12 months, though, and will be made to work by a young Super Eagles squad.

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