The Super Eagles have confirmed qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and will begin preparations with a friendly against Argentina.
The match will be played on the 14th of November. The Super Eagles are scheduled to complete their FIFA World Cup Qualifying group with a match against Algeria on the 10th of November.
“We have had long and fruitful talks, and we can say that we have an agreement,” Nigerian Football Federation General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed to the body’s official website.
“We await the approval by FIFA and also, we have to agree on the flight arrangements that would be comfortable for the players and crew.
“The match will come up on 14th November, four days after the Super Eagles’ final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria. We had offers from teams like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco but we have opted for the Argentines.”
Argentina have also confirmed qualification for next year’s tournament, and the friendly match will be played in Spain.
They qualified for the 2018 World Cup on the final day of the South America qualifying series, with a 3-1 win away to Ecuador, thanks to a Messi hat-trick.
Nigeria have faced the Albiceleste on seven occasions, the most recent was at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The South Americans have had the upper hand over the Africans, winning five of those and losing just once.