Super Eagles land in Krasnodar for showdown with Argentina


Nigeria senior national team landed in Russia on Saturday evening for the high-profile international friendly against Argentina on Tuesday.

Although already sealed a 2018 World Cup spot, Gernot Rohr’s men had concluded their World Cup qualifying campaign in Friday’s night 1-1 draw with Algeria, before moving to Krasnodar.

Having arrived the Russian city, the Super Eagles will be joined by new invite Amkar Perm defender Brian Idowu in Krasnodar, where they will be lodged at Intourist Hotel.

We have arrived safely in Krasnodar, Russia.
Grateful for a smooth, enjoyable journey.

— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 11, 2017
And they will continue fine-turning their strategies for next year’s international showpiece with a test match against Jorge Sampaoli’s side at Krasnodar Stadium.

The Super Eagles had faced Argentina, who defeated the host nation 1-0 through Sergio Aguero’s late strike in an international friendly at Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday.

However, the south American giants will miss the services of Lionel Messi for the friendly against Nigeria, who they have met in the group stage of the last two Fifa World Cup.

Rohr is expected to offer opportunities to new and fringe players invited including Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, having ringed few changes against Algeria.

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