The senior national team of Nigeria will take on South America giants Argentina in their first pre World Cup 2018 friendly game, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively report.
Nigeria have been searching for friendly games to help the team prepare adequately for the World Cup in Russia next year after sealing qualification with a game to spare courtesy of their 1-0 win over Zambia.
Their last group game , which is away to Algeria will take place on the 10th of November, and shortly after the game the team will play their first pre World Cup friendly game.
The Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) have agreed a friendly game with Argentina which will take place in Russia on the 14th of November , four days after their dead rubber World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Algeria.
Just like Nigeria, Argentina are also through to next year World Cup and the game will help them prepare adequately for the tournament, after qualifying for the tournament in dramatic circumstances on the final day of the South America qualifiers with a 3-1 win away to Ecuador.
It will be the third time both countries will be meeting in a friendly game, Nigeria won the first game 4-1, while Argentina won the second friendly game played in Malaysia 3-1, they’ve also beaten Nigeria three times at three previous edition of the World Cup.