NFF Confirm Super Eagles Vs Argentina November Friendly In Russia

NFF Confirm Super Eagles Vs Argentina November Friendly In Russia

Nigeria will take on Argentina in a high-profile international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, 14 November, the Nigeria Football Federation have announced.

The match will take place at the Krasnodar Arena Stadium.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed on Saturday that nearly all arrangements have been concluded with regards to the big match, subject to approval by world football-ruling body FIFA and agreeable flight arrangements.

“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,” Sanusi said in an NFF press release.

“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.”

The Eagles, who have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup, face Algeria’s Fennecs at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine on Friday, 10 Novembe

Nigeria and Argentina played two friendly matches in 2011, the first in Abuja in June ending 4-1 in favour of the Super Eagles. The Albiceleste trumped the second encounter 3-1 in Dhaka, Bangladesh three months later.

NFF’s FIFA Match Agent Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport, who also organised the friendly matches with the Argentines in 2011, told “We are very pleased to be able to deliver such a high-profile game to celebrate the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualification.

“It was a lot of work over the past week but we are happy this has become reality. We will, in due course, reveal the Nigerian sponsor of the match who will have the match rights in Nigeria.”

Nigeria have played Argentina in four of the Super Eagles’ previous five FIFA World Cup appearances, starting with a 2-1 defeat in Boston, USA in the African team’s debut in 1994. Argentina won another group phase clash 1-0 in Ibaraki, Japan in 2002, and with the same margin in Johannesburg, South Africa eight years later and then edged the Eagles 3-2 in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2014.

Other famous encounters between both nations include two final matches of the Olympic Men’s Football Tournament – Nigeria edging it in 1996 in America and the Argies winning by the odd goal in China 12 years later.

Argentina will clash will take on World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly on 10th November while the Eagles are playing the Fennecs in


  • messi asked for it

  • E make sense…

  • Ok ooo,we are waiting

  • we all no that argentina usualy be in our group of world cup but not tryin another country like germany or even spain

  • Jst hope we wount be in d same group as them dis time around abeggi ha.

  • Messi wants to break Eyanma’s net. Bcoz Eyanma refused to agree dat Messi is from anoda planet.

  • can’t wait for dat day

  • Richie 1 year ago

    I think we’re gingered for this one

  • Why always Argentina they forbid Nigeria from playing Brazil and other strong team in the world

  • Make we no hear it’s was canceled oh

  • Fly high eagles

  • I no wo hear say una say no sponsorship ooo

  • PapaFem 1 year ago

    It’s unfortunate we won’t confront them with our strength. Moses is out. Balogun-Ekong might make it too. So sad. I would have loved to see how that Oyinbo wall would fare against Messi and Co. No qualms.

    • PapaFem 1 year ago

      Balogun I meant, not Ekong.

      • Paddy 1 year ago

        But you are correct somehow because Troost Ekong always seem to lose confidence without Balogun by his side.

  • they want it bcos we are the best in africa

  • nice one i luv dat

  • The match will be good in preparing our Birds for Russia 2018 but personally, i will prefer the match to hold in 2018 so that our players will be in the right shapes for the Mundial

  • I am not sure the timing is right. It will be 4 days after our last qualifier against Algeria.

    • The timming is nice. The match against Algeria will b use to test the players that is capable of facing Argentina

  • This is good to improve our team

    • Amoo Afees Olanrewaju 1 year ago

      wow. what a wonderful performance from the Eagles. Hope they’ll mantain the formidable team spirit?

  • Lionel Messi oooooooooooo!!!

  • Messi keep us from the punishment w deserved

  • Achi 1 year ago

    Does it mean we will face Messi with fringe players? How absurd? It’s likely our first 11 won’t be in Algeria. I would have preferred to face Argentina with our full squad. This ill-timed match would likely cause us to drop in FIFA ranking. Why didn’t the NFF/Rohr read between the lines?

  • That will be a big test match for supereagles. I wish all our players will be in good form for the game.

  • It will be supereagles against Lionel Messi

  • nice one this wil help us to know where in the team we need reinforcement.

  • Pls use their first 11 ooh. Don’t bring amateurs for us in the name of the Argentine’s natural team.

  • World Cup 2018 is holding in Russia.
    So what do u think?
    Let them go and feel the place

  • Why? Just 4 days after Algeria v Nigeria last qualifier away from home. We have much more FIFA openings b4 WC proper, why the rush. Allow this boys settle down, very poor organization by NFF.

  • That is a good one

  • Argentines are also playing on tje same day 9JA’ll playing Algeria