Head coach of the Argentina national team, Jorge Sampaoli, has explained why they picked Nigeria as opponents in next month’s friendly game in Russia.

The two teams will take on each other on November 14, as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

Argentina will play their first warm-up game against Russia, before taking on Nigeria four days later.

Sampaoli has already released a list of foreign-based players for the encounter, with names like Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Angel Di Maria, etc. included.


“They (Nigeria) are a very physical side, and also technical in their style of play, which is totally different from the teams we faced during the World Cup Qualifiers. Nigeria also have some very good players.

“For now they are one of the best team in Africa, which tells a lot about their qualities, we are expecting a very challenging game from Nigeria. They are good in several ways,” Sampaoli said in Argentina.

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Head coach of the Argentina national team, Jorge Sampaoli, has explained why they picked Nigeria as opponents in next month’s friendly game in Russia. The two teams will take on each other on November 14, as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup. Argentina will play their first warm-up game against...