Nigeria vs Argentina: All facts on the friendly match


This match would show how prepared the Nigerian team is for the World Cup in 2018.

All you need to know about the game which will be going down today.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be battling the Albiceleste of Argentina in its first friendly games after qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The match will be played in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, and it is expected to show the level of preparation of the Super Eagles for the maiden tournament in Russia. Hence, the game is big test for Gernot Rohr and his team.

This fact was also echoed by the coach of Nigeria’s Under 17 team, Emmanuel Amunike while commenting on the important of the game.

“On the face value, it is a friendly match because there is no trophy on the table for the winner to take home,” he said.

“But it is one match the Super Eagles should pay attention to all its details because aside national pride, it is one game that gives you a clear picture of what to expect during the World Cup in Russia next year.”

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Time of the day

The play will be played today, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Krasnodar, Russia. Kick-off is 5:30pm Nigerian time.

TV Station/Channel to watch the game

TV Station

The game is exclusive to NTA and Kwese Sports TV. Kwesé Sports TV is only available on analogue TV (UHF 32) in Lagos and digital terrestrial TV (Free TV channel 32) in Abuja and Jos.


Online Stream

The game can be streamed live on beIN Sports.

Head to Head clash

Both teams have played many memorable matches against each other in the past. The two countries have met 7 times in all international games.

Nigeria had won only once while Argentina won 5 and drew once as well. The last time these two teams met in an international game was at the group stages of the 2014 World Cup, with the Argentines beating Nigeria by 3 goals to 2.