Saturday , 24 March 2018

Argentina Vs Nigeria Live Updates: Mikel leads Super Eagles against two-time world champions


The Super Eagles will be attempting to give a glimpse of what they can offer going to the World Cup when they take on the Argentine national team in a high profile friendly on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia.

The Super Eagles have persistently had it rough against the two-time world champions, managing just one win in all meetings since 1994.

The Coach Genort Rohr-tutored side are keen to halt the dominance of the Argentines and they are ready to match them pound for pound.

In their respective last outings, the Super Eagles were forced to a 1-1 by Algeria while Argentina squeezed out a lone goal win over world cup hosts, Russia, over the weekend.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates for the Argentina vs Nigeria game

Kickoff is 5.30pm at the Krasnodar Stadium

Team News

Super Eagles Starting XI

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has opted for a 3-5-2 formation.

He is deploring Nantes defender Chidozie Awaziem in a three-man central defence alongside Leon Balogun and William Troost Ekong.

Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi is back in goal for the Super Eagles after missing the last four games, with the pair of Ola Aina and Shehu Abdullahi playing as wing-backs.

In midfield, captain Mikel Obi will play alongside John Ogu and Leicester City’s combative midfielder Wilfred Ndidi in midfield.

Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are leading the Super Eagles attack.

Super Eagles X1:

Goalkeeper: Akpeyi

Defenders: Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Awaziem

Miedflers Abdullahi, Mikel, Ndidi, Ogu, Aina

Forwards: Iheanacho, Iwobi


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