International Friendly: Nigeria to play Argentina in China

Nigeria will face World Champions, Argentina in an international friendly in March, the Argentina Football Association (AFA) confirmed a two-match tour of China with the Super Eagles and Ivory Coast on Tuesday.

No specific dates were announced, but the AFA said the games would take place during the FIFA window between March 18 and 26.

Nigeria will square up against La Albiceleste at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, before the 15-time Copa America champions take on Ivory Coast at the Workers’ Stadium in Beijing.

Both sides have met eight times, with the Super Eagles winning twice – both friendlies in 2011 and 2017, while the South Americans have emerged victorious six times – five times at the World Cup group stage in 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2018 and once in a friendly in 2011.

Nigeria vs Argentina has always been a spectacular matchup, with six of the eight games producing at least three goals.

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