Mikel leads Super Eagles against two-time world champions

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Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr will likely make four changes for the clash with 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina.

The worldwide friendly game between Argentina and Nigeria gets underway at the Krasnodar Arena on Tuesday 14 November at 17:30 CET.

The South American giant will be without their super star, Lionel Messi as the soccer icon withdrew from the squad after La Albiceleste 1-0 victory in Moscow at the weekend.

Ahmed Musa of Nigeria shoots and scores his team's first goal against Pablo Zabaleta of Argentina during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

"His suggestion will be tabled at the CAF Executive Committee meeting very soon and we hope they approve it so that we can play a friendly match in March".

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"We'll like two games in May, two games at the start of June".

"It is important for us to see how everything is arranged here before coming to Russian Federation in 2018".

Both nations have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018 and this friendly match is a dress rehersal ahead of the big event.

Ironically, he is one of five Nigeria players who can boast of having scored against Argentina at senior level. This will be their first game against a non-African side since they played Luxembourg in May a year ago. And then extending Nigeria's unbeaten record in World Cup qualifying.

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