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Argentina wanted this friendly because Super Eagles have become stronger - Mikel Obi

John Ogu Super Eagles have the team to beat Argentina Argentina wanted this friendly because Super Eagles have become stronger - Mikel Obi
Alejandro Castrejon | Noviembre 14, 2017, 11:25

Against the Super Eagles, Clarin Deportes reports on Monday that Sampaoli had decided to play Dybala behind Aguero this time round.

Nigeria and Argentina will be meeting for the eighth time in a grade 1 friendly match ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

But at senior level, Di Maria's first encounter against the Super Eagles was in the group stage of the South Africa 2010 World Cup which Argentina won 1-0.

Rohr explained that the friendly against Argentina in Russia was to enable the Super Eagles to feel the atmosphere in the host nation.

In his absence will be Boca striker, Pavon, who has earned the adulation of Messi for his impressive performance against Russia.

The Super Eagles rounded up their own qualification with a 1-1 draw away to Algeria last Friday. "Argentina will always be Argentina", Adepoju said.

"I'm sure Rohr already has a picture of his World Cup team in mind, but he still has to take a look at other players, you never can tell".

"We have so much respect for St. Johnstone FC but we are going to ensure we win the game to keep pressure on Celtic and Aberdeen on the log as our target is qualifying for the Champions League next season".

'La Albiceleste' have won all three matches by a one-goal margin.

Amuneke recalled that most times South American teams have posed stumbling blocks to Nigeria at the World Cup. They are favourites to avoid defeat in Krasnodar at (1.10).

Ogu, who opened scoring for the Nigeria, just after the hour mark when he superbly rifled in a curling left foot belter beyond goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi, before the referee manufactured a penalty to give the Algerians a late equalizer.