Messi Face Mikel Obi In International Friendly, Slated November At Russia : Argentina vs Nigeria.
The Super Eagles will know which team they will face in the group stages of the FIFA 2018 World Cup as the draws unfold on December 1. Argentinian captain Lionel Messi has picked a match against Nigeria, as one of his favourites.
Jorge Sampoali, head coach of the Argentine senior national team, La Albiceleste, has unveiled his list of foreign based players, who will line up against the Super Eagles for next month high profile friendly encounter in Russia.
The list includes Barcelona super star, Lionel Messi as well as Juventus rave of the moment, Paolo Dybala in an attack that also has Inter-Milan captain Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Mari of PSG.
Also invited for the encounter are three goalkeepers; Romero, Guzman and Marchesin. The defenders are Marchesin, Fazio, Mercado, Otamendi, Pezzella and Salvio. While Biglia, Banega, Acuna, Paredes, Emiliano Rigoni, Kranevitter, Papu, Perotti were listed to amount the team midfield.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Vitaly Leontiyevich Mutko, has hinted that November’s friendly tie between the South American giant and three time African champions, slated to hold in Krasnodar, is an indicator of interest in Russia before the 2018 World Cup.