Mascherano: Nigeria-Argentina Clash Another El Clasico

Mascherano: Nigeria-Argentina Clash Another El Clasico

By Adeboye Amosu: Argentina midfielder, Javier Mascherano, says that La Albiceleste’s clash against Nigeria in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be another El Clasico in world football, reports.

Nigeria and Argentina will meet for the fifth time in the group stages of the mundial next year in Russia.

Though La Albiceleste have won all four previous games against the Super Eagles, the Barcelona star is anticipating a tough encounter against the West Africans this time around.

Mascherano‎ was in action for La Albiceleste when the Super Eagles thrashed them 4-2 in a recent international friendly match in Russia on November 14.

“Our game against Nigeria will be another Classico in world football,” the Barcelona star told

“They (Super Eagles ) have improved a lot, and like most of the teams that will be going to the World Cup, it will be tough to play against them.”

Croatia and debutants Iceland are the other teams in the Group D.

Argentina and Nigeria will clash on June 26 at the Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg.


  • jungle don mature

  • God help us…….alot might be used against us….

  • Fasasi Kunle 1 year ago

    Argentine now believe that Nigeria is a strong team. Nigeria should play more friendly and become more stronger. With good preparation, injury free and nevertheless Almighty God on our side we would surprise the world

  • May you receive another 4:2 bashing in Jesus mighty name!

  • Let u pray our key players are not injured and fit by June 2018. We also need to work very hard especially at the defense. We need very technically gifted players in the defense and not necessarily strength. The defense needs to be a bit more quicker. One word always used to describe us is Strong and Powerful….those are the words they throw around long before the tournament and that influences the referees. We should be mindful of diving in for tackles as they go down at the slightest touch. I want to believe our players are experienced enough to now that.


  • Pam. B.D 1 year ago

    We are going to top the group

  • Mascherano shud easy presure so that he will not mis de matchooo!

  • Nigeria will beat Argentina black and blue this time