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Super Eagles Must Fight And End Argentina Dominance — Efe

William Troost-Ekong I am not scared of any opposition at the World Cup Super Eagles Must Fight And End Argentina Dominance — Efe
Montrelle Montesinos | 14 Noviembre, 2017, 11:27

Captain John Mikel Obi will return to the super Eagles starting XI as Nigeria take on Argentina in an international friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.

Javier Mascherano, Germán Pezzella and Nicolas Otamendi are set to retain their spots in the defence with Ever Banega on the right, Matias Kranevitter in the centre and Giovani Lo Celso on the left of the midfield.

Former U-17 and U-20 national team coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has said that today's match between the Super Eagles and Argentina goes beyond a friendly and as such the West African side should pay attention to every detail of the game.

He did his chances a whole lot of good this evening when the team had their work out ahead of the game by posting a string of impressive performance during drills with the goalkeeper trainer.

Also, he was in the Argentine team that pipped the U-23 Eagles 1-0 in the final of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

He commended Rohr for giving young goalkeeper Francis Uzoho a chance at the big stage, and called on the Eagles coach to use the tie to correct technical deficiencies in his side. "They have what it takes to end Argentina" s dominance.

His first taste of action against the three-time Africa Cup of Nations winner was at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

"Why do we hold a friendly game here in Russia?".

Defender Brian Idowu, who was born in Russia and plays there for Amkar Perm, told the Nigerian Football Federation's official website as he joined up with the rest of the squad after they arrived in Krasnodar: "I believe this team will put smiles on the faces of Nigerians at the World Cup next year".

He is also second in the Serie A top scorers chart, just three goals behind Lazio's Ciro Immobile.