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Nigeria Vs Argentina Preview

Nov 14 2017 at 03:19pm

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

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 Eagles, who cruised through their World Cup qualifying group to book their place at the tournament.

Team News
Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi 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.

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.
Kick off time : 5:30pm
Venue: Krasnodar, Russia

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