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Argentina vs Nigeria Friendly: Messi to Feature



Nigeria vs Argentina

The Argentina Football Federation over the weekend confirmed that its team scheduled to play Nigeria would have its big named players.

Argentine National team also known as the  ‘Albiceleste’ will next month face Nigeria’s Super Eagles in an international friendly in Krasnodar, Russia.

The match which is a warm-up for next year’s summer footballing fest, the FIFA World Cup, has caught the eye of many football fans.

It was confirmed by the Argentina manager, Jorge Sampaoli that super star Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Dybala have been included in the warm match.

This no doubt is a welcomed development as many sport fans will relish the opportunity to see these players on the pitch.

Other players invited for the friendly include Javier Mascherano of Barcelona and Angel Di Maria of PSG.

The match would be played on the 14th of November, 4 days after Nigeria play their final World Cup qualifier match against Algeria in Constantine on  the 10th.

Argentina will face host Russia in a friendly on the 10th of November.

This fixture is quickly becoming a fan favorite on the international fixture as it pits two sides to play attractive football.

Nigeria won the first encounter between both nations at the Olympic Games in 1996, while the Argentina took the gold medal through an Angel Di Maria goal in China 2008. Nigeria have lost to Argentina in two of the previous World Cup events in 2014 and 2010 respectively. 



Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum



Mikel Obi

FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.

FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style

The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”

The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.

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Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis



Simone Biles

American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.

Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.

Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:

“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”

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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game



Sir Alex Ferguson

Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.

Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.

He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”

Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.

Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

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