Nigeria's Super Eagles are gearing up for an international friendly clash against reigning world champions Argentina in March 2024, set to take place at the Olympics Sports Centre in Hangzhou, China, although there is no official announcement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as of now. This encounter will mark the fourth time the two teams face each other in a friendly setting.
In their previous friendly meeting on November 17, 2017, in Krasnodar, Russia, the Eagles displayed resilience by coming from 2-0 down to secure an impressive 4-2 victory over Argentina. However, Argentina avenged this defeat during the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, winning 2-1. The match, which took place in Russia, saw the Eagles needing only a draw to advance to the round of 16 but conceding a late goal to the Argentines.
The forthcoming friendly in China adds another chapter to the footballing history between Nigeria and Argentina, with both teams having met nine times previously. Argentina holds the upper hand with six wins, while Nigeria has secured two victories, and one match ended in a draw. The friendly serves as a valuable opportunity for the Super Eagles to test their mettle against top-tier competition and fine-tune their strategies.
As anticipation builds for this exciting encounter, football enthusiasts await the official announcement from the NFF regarding the details of the match. The Olympics Sports Centre in Hangzhou is expected to host this high-profile friendly, providing an international platform for both teams to showcase their talent and compete at the highest level. This match holds significance not only as a friendly fixture but also as a chance for the Super Eagles to make a statement against one of the footballing powerhouses.