BBC Sport football


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 14:35 GMT, Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Nigeria set up prestigious Argentina friendly

Lionel Messi slaloms through Nigeria at the World Cup
Nigeria lost 1-0 to Lionel Messi's Argentina at the 2010 World Cup

Nigeria are to host former world champions Argentina in an international friendly on 1 June.

The game will be held at the Abuja National Stadium.

The countries last met at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when the South Americans won 1-0.

"It's massive news for us to get a high-profile game like this in Nigeria," said Nigeria Football Federation chairman Aminu Maigari.

"The team, fans and media deserves it and we are looking forward to welcoming big names in world football to our country come June."

Nigeria will use the match as a warm-up for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Ethiopia on the weekend of 4/5 June.

Argentina have won the World Cup twice, in 1978 and 1986.

Print Sponsor

see also
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
10 Apr 10 |  African
Nigeria make late bid for Moses
24 Mar 11 |  African
Eagles to face Harambee Stars
18 Mar 11 |  African

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.