Friendly: Argentina to battle Super Eagles in March


Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face World Champions Argentina in a friendly match scheduled for March at the Olympics Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou, China.

The Argentine Football Association confirmed on Monday that, in addition to Nigeria, the La Albiceleste will meet Ivory Coast.

The game’s announcement came after AFA reached an arrangement with a Chinese corporation.

March fixture will renew hostilities between the Super Eagles and Argentina with both teams meeting nine times in the past.

Argentina has recorded six victories,  five of those coming at the World Cup (2-1 in 1994, 1-0 in 2002, 1-0 in 2010, 3-2 in 2014, and 2-1 in 2018).

The only ever draw was in the King Fahd Cup (0-0) in 1995; while the Eagles recorded victories in friendlies, with the most recent one occurring in Abuja in 2011 and from 2-4 at Krasonar, Russia, in 2017.