Nigeria tackles Argentina in Russia friendly encounter



NIGERIA: THE Super Eagles of Nigeria will play a friendly match against their Argentine counterparts in Russia on Tuesday as part of preparations toward the World Cup.

The Nigerian players finally qualified for Russia 2018 on 14 points after the last weekend match they played against Algeria, which ended a goal apiece.

*Super Eagles of Nigeria players.

To qualify for the World Cup from the African qualifier series, the Super Eagles played six games, won four and drew two.

John Ogu scored the last goal before the trip to Russia next year when his shot beat the Algerian goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi to put the Super Eagles ahead in the 62nd minute.
But Nigeria would have earned 16 points when victory appeared in sight during the match against Algeria until the 87th minutes when the referee gave a controversial penalty to the North African team, which was converted to goal by Yacine Brahimi.

The referee penalised Shehu Abdullahi for allegedly committing foul against the Algerian skipper, during a goal-bound move in the 18 yard box.

Before the match against Algeria played in Constantine, the Super Eagles have qualified for the World Cup after beating their Zambian colleagues one goal to nil in the match played last October 7 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Cross River State.

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