Skipper Mikel Obi warns Argentina Super Eagles now much improved

John Ogu Argentina

John Ogu Argentina

Both sides have clashed seven times with Argentina winning five with a draw between them. So, we got the best out of them.

Nigeria will face Argentina in an global friendly match in Krasnodar on Tuesday.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is seeking the postponement of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles next Match till the end of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The players who will be starting the game for Nigeria are going to play in a 5-3-2 formation which translates to 3-5-2 when they attack. Mikel captained the Super Eagles for the first time that day in the absence of regular skipper Joseph Yobo. Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, Leicester FC duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi remain the key players.

According to various reports, there were three changes from the team that played Algeria at Constantine with Mikel Obi retuning to midfield, Daniel Akpeyi preferred to Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

It has been a torrid 18 months for Ahmed Musa since leaving Russian Federation. It was possible to play in Russian Federation against Argentina.

Of that group, Musa and Uche stand out as the only two to have scored a brace, and Musa scored his at the World Cup.

Tuesday's clash in Russian Federation will represent the eighth time Nigeria have had to do battle with the South Americans.

Like Clemens Westerhof before him, Gernot Rohr came into Nigeria under-promising, but has seemingly over-delivered. "We could have six games during the pre-World Cup preparation, with training sessions used as match conditions".

He has done so while overhauling the squad, and lowering its average age.

Global friendlies - Follow the Football match between Argentina and Nigeria live with Eurosport.

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