Ahead of Russia 2018 World Cup, Argentine Football Association ( AFA ) has reported that La Albiceleste will start their preparation for next summer’s Mundial with a prominent exhibition against Russia and Super Eagles with the two games coming up in Russia.
The friendly clash against the three-time African champions is billed for November 14 and will be played at FC Krasnodar stadium which has an estimated capacity of 34,291. it was sought that the two friendly matches in the same country to avoid that the delegation of the selected countries to make long journeys. And in terms of the quality of the rivals, both Russia and Nigeria are qualified to play in the final phase of the World Cup.
Super Eagles has faced the South American giants in four of the five World Cups Nigeria have participated in since 1994, losing on each occasion, an odd goal inspired by Diego Maradona to Claudio Caniggia beating Nigeria 2-1 with Samson Siasia scoring Super Eagles lone goal and Gabriel Batistuta 63 minute goal in Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup gives the Argentines another sweet triumph over Super Eagles
In South Africa, Gabriel Heinze’s 6th-minute headed goal ended up being the winner in their group opener against Nigeria, while Ahmed Musa brace sees Super Eagles to a 3-2 loss to the two-time World-Cup holders at Estádio Beira-Rio.
Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded a 4-1 win over the La Albiceleste in a friendly match played in Abuja in 2011, which proves to be the only win the African side had against the South American giant.