Super Eagles beat Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russian Federation

by Leon Thompson November 15, 2017, 0:23
Super Eagles beat Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russian Federation

In what analysts said may be a dress rehearsal for Nigeria's performance in next year's Russia World Cup, the Super Eagles stunned football superpowers Argentina 4-2 in an worldwide friendly played in Russia. He only trails Lionel Messi (61) and Gabriel Batistuta (54).

Argentina staggered through their World Cup qualifying campaign, only clinching their place at the finals with a 3-1 win in Ecuador in their final match.

Toyin Ibitoye, the Super Eagles media officer, who said this in an interview on Monday, noted that Amaju Pinnick, the NFF President, has raised the possibility of moving the Nation Cup qualifiers from March so that World Cup bound teams could use the window to ideal their preparations.

"We have done it; we have concluded negotiations and come to agreement with the team as regards (to) bonuses, allowances and share of income from Federation Internationale de Football Association for the 2018 World Cup", said NFF vice-president Shehu Dikko.

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"It turned out that we were looking for who would play the second match".

"My biggest worry was the way the team played when we were behind".

The Argentines, parading star players like Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria, scored the first two goals of the game.

It was his third goal for the Super Eagles.


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